HTML5 is the 5th revision of the HTML language created in 1990 for structuring and presenting content on the Internet, and an attempt to improve support for modern multimedia elements.

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Why use iFrames in a web application? [closed]

I am new at a company that has a saas web application, which uses iframes to load content from several different servers (all operated by us). Is there any known compelling reasons to use iFrames ...
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What's the best semantic html5 tag for an action menu

I want to create an action menu to trigger some actions on a single page application and I wonder what's the most appropriated html5 tag for this? I know the nav tag but it seems more suited for ...
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How do browsers handle URLs in HTML5 offline mode?

I just read the de facto standard for HTML5 offline/localStorage. It has me curious: if I build my web app to work regardless of whether or not there's an internet connection, and I use HTML5 ...
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How best to implement HTML5 support for my validation library

I have created an annotation-based validation library called regula. There seems to be some amount of interest around the framework and the next thing I'd like to do is to support HTML5 validation. ...
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How to approach multiple page form with just one save option

The screen shot shows the magento product upload page. The left nav allows you to switch to different options for the product. Basically each option in the left nav appears as a different page. ...
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Why isn't there an html tag “field”?

There is a <fieldset> tag for a set of fields. Why isn't there a hierarchical child for fieldsets? <form> <fieldset> <legend>Thin Sandwich Options</legend> ...
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Should I mark what blocks mean in data-* attributes?

I was writing a webpage today with a comment after the start of every major section. Instead of using a comment, which comes with the bulgy <!-- --> syntax, could I instead put this in a data-* ...
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How does contenteditable work?

I recently came across an article where if you enter data:text/html,%20<html contenteditable> into the address bar of a browser that supports HTML5, you can type in the window. I managed to ...
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What is meant by an HTML5 application? [closed]

Since HTML5 is still only a markup language, what is meant when people say "HTML5 application"? Please explain.
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What stops HTML5 and JS apps to perform as good as native apps?

From what I understand, HTML is a mark-up language, so is the content of XAML, XIB and whatever Android uses and other native UI development frameworks. JavaScript is a programming language used ...
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Old Browsers and Polyfills

Polyfilling, when is it too much? I've summed up this question into one sentance. Is it practical to polyfill all of the IE8 deficiencies with one solid javascript file, as in, would there be any ...
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Should the check correctness of a time constrained puzzle game application be done on the server side?

I am working on an application where a user has to complete a puzzle and check within a given time limit. This is an HTML5 based game, I can't keep the solution on the client side. but I also want ...
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Javascript MVC application design (canvas)

I'm having difficulty grasping how to structure/architect a canvas application using an MVC like approach in Javascript. UI will be fairly fluid and animated, the games fairly simplistic but with ...
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When making responsive design how many versions of account for? [closed]

I am learning how to make responsive layouts for sites and web applications. It's said we need to use media queries to find out the width(resolution) and then select the layout(wireframe) for that ...
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Suggested setup for angularJS development in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am starting with AngularJS. The back end will be Web API (which is new to me as well) and I'd like to use just one IDE, so I'm trying to figure out how to setup a project in Visual Studio 2013 for ...
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Should we use any JS framework which makes HTML as scripting language [closed]

After studying HTML 5, I learnt that HTML is purely for defining semantics of data. And it has provided various tag for each purpose. Although we can create our own tags, can provide styling and it ...
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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Are Calls to a WCF Service via JSONP Secure?

I am looking at developing a complete HTML5/JS mobile app that can be deployed to Android, iOS and Windows platforms. I am using DevExtreme tools to help me do that. I already have a WCF service that ...
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How to integrate and Program Avatar customization in HTML(5)? [closed]

I am making a Game in HTML5. In one part of it, I want the users to be able to customize the avatar they get by default. For sample, let me share a screenshot from Zombie Lane on Facebook (now this ...
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HTML markup vs programmatic JS

I've been thinking about the consequences of using programmatic JavaScript components versus HTML markup. For example I looked into the Enyo Framework, which has its power in composition. One can ...
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Load all templates at startup?

I am developing a jQuery mobile app. In this app, i often use Mustache.js templates in separate html files. Actually, every template is needed by the user, but my app loads a template (via GET method) ...
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Layering buttons when a number needs to be pressed more than once during an equation?

I am very new to HTML5 (and web coding in general), and I am trying to create an interactive calculator. I will try to explain this as clearly as I can. The basic idea is that the user will use ...
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Switching between mobile webapp version using Ionic Framework and Desktop web app version?

I own a web application that make use of Twitter Bootstrap 3. This eases the design of the mobile version since it brings some responsive features. However, I would like a really native-mobile aspect ...
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Transport information screens

I need to create an information service on trains to deliver live information. I am looking for some ways to go about this. There are already existing LCD monitors in many of the train wagons. They ...
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Under what scenarios will an App's localStorage get cleared?

I am developing an Hybrid android app using HTML5 which will work completely offline. Today morning when I opened the app, I saw that all the data stored in localStorage was cleared. Under what ...
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Fantasy: One Language/Standard supported by all devices? [closed]

No introduction or description needed. We all know how troublesome it is make different codes and test codes in different platforms and browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Android 2.3 onwards, iOS, ...
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Can IndexedDB be used in offline hybrid android apps?

Can IndexedDB be used in offline hybrid android apps? I have tried the [example presented in this post,1 while it is working in my laptopn on Google Chrome, it is not working inside the WebView in my ...
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Making a decentralized system utilizing JavaScript/HTML5?

I am interested in decentralized systems, and am currently considering building one myself. I am considering using JavaScript and HTML5, simply because it makes it very easy to use the system (they ...
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Why are <section>, <header> and <footer> tags not used much when I see sites that are in HTML 5? [closed]

I've noticed that even when a websites front end is coded in HTML 5 as evidenced by the <!DOCTYPE html>, people rarely seem to use the new HTML 5 <section>, <header> and ...
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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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Why is Internet Explorer the only browser to be referred to by version when talking about compatibility?

Whenever I read something or hear someone talking about HTML5, CSS and JavaScript support, they always refer to Internet Explorer with the version number such as Internet Explorer 6, and Internet ...
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Which one is better offline method for large scale application

We've a big data management website used by several property. Some of our customers have downtime (they can't access net for an hour or two). We want our site to support offline data viewing and ...
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Best Way to Handle dynamic infograph with javascript?

I've currently been assigned a project to create the following with javascript, you can view the final product here: ...
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What is the correct implementation of <meta> element in HTML5?

I've been watching a video to learn HTML. I know about HTML but I just wanted to refresh my knowledge. The author declared that he is using HTML5 because the doctype was: <!doctype html> but ...
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can I use XML for AJAX in a website created using HTML5

I am new to web programming and just started learning XML and AJAX. I am creating a social gaming website for my college project. I am confused at the point of using XML for AJAX in HTML5. As XHTML is ...
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Design decision - why generate <p> without </p>?

tl;dr Some widely used programs, which generate html, will only generate opening paragraph tags, and not closing ones, assuming that the browser will properly close paragraphs. On the face of it, it ...
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Web programming most effort? [closed]

To create a website I create Psd Files for the design (Phase 1) I Convert these Psd's to html/css static webpages (Phase 2) I add some javascript to these webpages (Phase 3) I start the IDE "visual ...
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Display error message with jQuery without reloading page

I created login form. When user clicks on login button this form shows up with some fade effect (jQuery). What I want to do is to display error message in this form when user inputs invalid data. ...
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What's the best way to use requestAnimationFrame and fixed frame rates

I recently got into using the HTML5-requestAnimationFrame-API a lot on animation-heavy websites, especially after seeing the Jank Busters talk. This seems to work pretty well and really improve ...
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What's the difference between “Add to home screen” safari HTML5 webapp vs HTML5 webapp wrapped in UIWebView?

Someone asked me this. The answer he gave was HTML5 in UIWebView can cache the app data so it can run offline. I thought the same thing can be achieved using safari add to home screen, no?
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How would I go about having an editable file to transform an object on a webpage?

I have some code that creates objects on a webpage by using draw on HTML5 canvas. In my aspx file I have functions like: function drawLine(x, y, w, h, width) { var canvas = ...
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HTML Canvas: Should my app x, y values be global?

I have a large file of functions. Each of these functions is responsible for drawing a particular part of the application. My app has x and y parameters that I use in the setup function to move the ...
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How to Implement Complex Form Data?

I'm supposed to implement a relatively complex form that looks like follows, but has at least four more pages requiring the user to fill in all necessary information for the tracks: This data will ...
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What are considered the definitive references for bootstrapping one's client-side expertise? [closed]

I'm a server-side junkie, and by that I mean I spend time writing code that's not visible to anyone. I'm interested in rounding out my skillset and becoming more self-sufficient with writing ...
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Repetitive Drawing in Javascript & Canvas

Creating an HTML5 page using canvas and javascript to draw a set number of musical staves on the page, spaced a pre-determined amount in between. What I have is re-drawn on top of the canvas 10 ...
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Why does a contenteditable div not behave like an input element?

The motivation for the content editable div would be to allow user input inside a normal div element. Why does it then behave so differently to input element? Mainly I am referring to the addition of ...
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Power of HTML5? [duplicate]

HTML5 is becoming more and more popular everyday. Many great online applications are now being created and described as pure HTML5 apps. (Like Muro) But I don't understand what is exactly so cool ...
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Creating a text input simplifaction tool

I have been working on a project for several months now to write a web-based tool that will help me at work. I work at a call center and the CRM software that is used is wretched, we basically have to ...
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Rush to client-side in web development

In the past few months, I recognized a big excitement about client-side scripting in web development. But while server-side technologies are mature, stable and well accepted by backend-developers, ...
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Do I need to go back and learn HTML 5 and CSS 3? [closed]

I have been working on learning as much as I can before starting college to change my career, and I noticed on the w3schools site that there is now html and html 5, css and css 3. Do I need to go back ...