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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Looking to create a custom, graphical editor for a data model using HTML5 and SVG

I need to create a graphical editor for our data model that works in an HTML5 compliant browser. I am looking for a proper library/framework to build on. The model is stored as xml, but that should be ...
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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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HTML + CSS or HTML5 + CSS3 or HTML5 + jQuery [closed]

I want to be a good UI Developer. I'm confused whether I should learn (I need some serious suggestions): 1) HTML + CSS + JavaScript or HTML5 + CSS3 + JavaScript or HTML5 + CSS3 + jQuery 2) Is it ...
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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 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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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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Is the Javascript bet a loser or a winner one? [closed]

Recently I had the the sensation that the world is trying to port every existing application in HTML5. The proliferation of Javascript API meant to cover almost every programmer's need is the tangible ...
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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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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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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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Client = Html5 + CSS3 + JS + Jquery. Server =?

I want to build most of my functionality on the client. However I'm not quite sure which server-side web development framework can provide me with a nice REST endpoint to handle resources, business ...
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Better performance on web with big PNGs [closed]

I'm currently developing a web that is all made from images (an HTML version of a Flash web). The client provided me with a big PSD which I had to export each layer as a PNG to keep transparencies. ...
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How to make .exe file from html5 css application? [closed]

I would like to make windows desktop application using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. I am trying tidesdk XULRunner appjs I read the documentations of these technologies. But I didn't see how to ...
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Any resources or books to build VNC client [closed]

I am very interested in network programming and I want to build a VNC client for fun and for learning purposes. I have been Googling for resources about VNC client and server, but most of time, ...
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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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Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications? [closed]

I changed from PHP to ASP.NET, now I’m working with webforms in a somewhat large company. I given some though and research to back my impressions on ASP.NET webforms and I came to the conclusion that ...
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Is HTML5 usable for syncing data between devices?

I work for an insurance company. They have a contact database that gets pushed to the field agents by Lotus Notes. We're trying to move away from Lotus Notes, but we first have to remove our ...
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How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies? [closed]

I was a freelance web developer until circa 2004 when I started going down the management route but have decided to try to get back into development again (specifically JavaScript and HTML5 web/mobile ...
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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 is meant by sandboxing?

Sanboxing is listed as one of the many security features in html5 specification . Can someone explain what is meant by sandboxing? Does it relate to HTML only or to JavaScript also?
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What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?

I was reading this blog by James Bennett regarding HTML vs XHTML . He writes : I don’t have any need for namespaced content; I’m not displaying any complex mathematical notation here and don’t ...
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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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I seem to be missing a few important concepts with PhoneGap

I'm planning on developing an app on multiple platforms and I'm thinking that PhoneGap might be perfect for me. I had been reading that it's one codebase for all platforms but looking at the PhoneGap ...
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Best advice for game programmer who wants to go indie? [closed]

So. I'm working right now as an intern in a mobile game development company. I've used Unity quite a lot for 1 year now but, that's about all the experience I have with game design/development. ...
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Why is semantic markup given more weight for search engines?

This question follows directly from the part of an answer of this question - Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically? . I would like to understand why SEO techniques gives more ...
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Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically?

Note that I (try) to mark up as semantically as possible because I like they way it looks and feels, but not because I'm aware of any other stunning advantages. The point of my question is to be ...
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Password Validation using regular expressions in html 5 [closed]

this question may sound stupid, but no one has ever taught me this. I have an HTML input for a password field, and you can only log on with one specific password with JS. Could someone please give me ...
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HTML5 and gaming practices [closed]

I am trying to build an app with HTML5. Is there a certain syntax to follow when making objects for games? Anyone tried that and what are good practices to follow?
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Is there any way to remove this redundancy?

I currently have the following HTML code <time datetime="2012-08-23"> 23. August 2012 </time> I have that because I felt the "23. August 2012" format was easier for website ...
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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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Cross platform or web development with .NET

With iOS and Android soaring on mobile devices that become ever more pervasive, every other year being the 'year of Linux on the desktop' - which is somewhat snarky, but they are getting there -, OSX ...
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how to move Silverlight app to Html5 [closed]

I have been working with Silverlight 5 application for a while. I liked this technology and I was captivated to the point to get certified in Silverligt development. However, Html5 gained momentum ...
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Advantages and disadvantages to using XAML/C# or HTML5/JavaScipt for Metro apps? [closed]

I was just wondering if there are any major advantages or disadvantages to using either XAML/C# or HTML5/JavaScript for Metro Apps.
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Should I provide fallbacks for HTML5/CSS3 elements in a web page at this point?

I'm wondering if I should bother providing a fallback for HTML5 tags and attributes and CSS3 styling at this point in time. I know that there's probably still a lot of people out there who use older ...
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Do Java applets have any place on the web today? [closed]

Many browsers now disable Java applets by default, requiring them to be enabled on a per-page basis. It seems like applets have not changed much in the past few years. In fact, it seems that ...
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Is there a Javascript library for creating vintage photos? [closed]

I'm working on a Canvas object in HTML5, and I am attempting to make some photos look "better". I tried VintageJS, an existing photo-retouching Javascript library, and Picozu, a web application ...
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HTML5 localStorage and encrypted sensitive data

I'm looking for a way to have a website remember sensitive data, but without actually storing it server side. And I was looking at HTML5 localStorage to do it. Here's the plan as I see it. User ...
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Is it possible to develop apps with Kendo UI to submit to iOS App Store? [closed]

The number of platforms I have to develops apps for is increasing and It brings me lots of stress to learn new technologies for each target platform. I found out that Telerik's Kendo UI is very good ...
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HTML5 file API or Java bridge to acces to local Files?

I've to access to files on the software user and I don't know if it's better to use a full JS app with HTML5 File Api rules or use Java and communicate with it ?
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today's multi-device world for web development

With the huge explosion of mobile devices and addition of HTML5/CSS3, there seems to be a shift towards "responsive" designs (i.e., adapting to smaller screen sizes) which seems to be achieved using ...
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What strategies are you using to migrate your web site from Silverlight to HTML5 + JavaScript?

Microsoft released Silverlight 5 but there has been no news of any future versions (except service releases) being released. Combined with the increasing visibility of HTML5 and modern JavaScript ...
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Is XHTML5 dead or is it just an synonym of HTML5?

So what happened to XHTML5? http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/ That page is a draft for both xhtml5 and html5? So there's no difference between these doctypes?
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Why were frames deprecated in HTML5, but not iFrames?

Why were frames deprecated in HTML5, but not iFrames? After all, there is almost no difference between the two. In many instances using either of them would give the same output (pardon me if I am ...
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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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Starting an HTML canvas game with no graphics skills

I want to do some hobby game development, but I have some unfortunate handicaps that have me stuck in indecision; I have no artistic talent, and I also have no experience with 3D graphics. But this ...
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Will javascript be in the HTML5 standard [closed]

I'm pretty new to the web development scene, and I just want to be absolutely clear on this because I've read a few conflicting statements. I was under the impression that "html5" is a particular way ...
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What are some ways to reliably test for browser support for HTML5 features such as Geolocation?

HTML5 introduces a wide variety of tools such as Geolocation. Many browsers support them, but some do not yet. Should web developers rely on them to build professional applications for industry? The ...
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What are the benefits of using both Scalate and Jade?

I recently did a little "tool roundup": If I were to program a website in Scala and Coffeescript, what frameworks would I go for? I came across this great presentation: ...
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Can the JSF 2.0.0 code be converted to JavaScript/HTML5?

I am developing an application using WebSocket to exchange messages; it is based on JSF 2.0.0, but the idea is similar and HTML5 have WebSocket support. Is the only difference between those ...