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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Is there an alternative to HTML Web Sockets, now that Firefox 4 has disabled them?

I've been checking out some of the latest multiplayer engines in HTML all supporting multi-user games (Very nice) - I believe all these engines use Web Sockets for communication. That’s why we’ve ...
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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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HTML5 video sprites

I'm currently working on a project where there is a requirement to dynamically composite multiple synchronised video sources onto a single canvas. The initial prototype I put together loaded the video ...
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Are RIA plugins a thing of the past?

In the not-so-distant past our department was touting Silverlight as the de facto standard for corporate intranet applications. A robust framework that allowed us to implement SOA while leveraging our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 does it take so long to finalize the HTML 5 spec? [closed]

I was reading this and one sentence caught my eye (emphasis mine): So Ian Hickson, XHTML’s biggest critic, fathered HTML 5, an action-oriented toddler specification that won’t reach adulthood ...
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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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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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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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Is validating HTML a thing of the past? [duplicate]

With us moving continually closer to HTML5 in terms of adoption, is writing HTML for validity something the web is rejecting, allowing us to straddle standards as the web continues to be in a ...
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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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Will any js libraries be updating api's with html5 under the hood?

So there is a lot of cool stuff in the html5/css3 specs which should be able to replace a lot of the stuff that have been traditionally done with javascript. Does anyone know if any of the major js ...
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Is HTML5 more secure to develop for than Silverlight? [closed]

I'm learning Silverlight, and I know that if I master it, I can apply the same concepts to WPF, which means I can do either web or desktop development pretty easily. But I've read articles and ...
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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 client-...
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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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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 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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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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Will HTML5/JS Eventually Replace All Client Side Languages? [closed]

I'm just wondering about the future of it all. IMHO, there are 4 forces that define where technology goes: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Adobe. It looks like in Apple's iPhone/iPad iADs can now be ...
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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 there a canonical book on creating highly interactive websites (eg. “Flash” like) with HTML5/CSS3/JS/jQuery? [closed]

I know some of the basics of these technologies already, but it is mostly limited to more static sites. Using things like HTMl5 semantic elements, CSS3 gradients, shadows, @font-face etc. Is there a ...
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Learn HTML5 CSS3 and JavaScript [closed]

What is best way to learn these technologies which would enable me to understand all the 3 in a combined perspective rather than individually?
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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 ...
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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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Open Source Licenses

I'm independently developing a physics-based game using HTML5 canvas and JavaScript; I've used no external code at all (including physics or game engines), and my code is about 5000 lines in length. ...
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Programming “everything” using HTML5?

HTML 5 applications in the browser really seem to be taking off. I've been using src:kit within Google Chrome for a few weeks and love it. I'm an ASP.Net (C#/MVC 3) developer by trade, and in the past ...
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Does Silverlight have a future? [closed]

Recently I have read some articles/blogs/comments about the development and history of WPF and Silverlight. In some forums many developers and users criticize the performance of WPF applications (for ...
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Javascript client - which is likely to be better serverside? WCF or MVC3 controller with restful messages?

I'm looking to write a server side service, which will be accessed from a Javascript/HTML5 client. The client will likely be sending a bunch of restful messages over HTTPS. All other things being ...
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In Windows 8 will it be possible to use WCF in conjunction with HTML5/JS?

Correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard that communicating with a database in Windows 8 will more than likely be done with WCF when working with C#/XAML. If this is true then will this also be the ...
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HTML 5 Double-Helix/DNA

What would be the most cross browser friendly (IE9, Chrome, FF, Safari, Opera) way to code an animated, interactive double-helix? HTML 5/JavaScript is fine. Flash or Java is not. I am unsure if ...
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Guidance for a C# developer to become better UI developer

I am a C# developer and had developed simple websites in regular asp.net(with asp.net controls) and a wpf application. Nowadays, I am trying to learn Asp.net MVC3 and I have been exposed to HTML ...
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Making an HTML5 application for both Android and iOS

I was checking out a video tutorial on HTML5 using Dreamweaver to do Android and iOS apps (using Phonegap) and it clearly mentioned that you need a Mac to debug and simulate for iPhone, iPod, etc. Is ...
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Are there any frameworks available for drawing with CSS?

I realize this sounds silly. Let me explain: I just came across this page about using CSS elements to create shapes- square, circle, triangle, star, yin-yang (yin-yang!), etc. using pseudo elements. ...
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What are the disadvantages of unobtrusive script patterns in web applications?

First of all, is there a name for this as a bona-fide design pattern? Currently I've just been referring to it as "unobtrusive javascript". Here is a brief example of what I am talking about: 1.) Use ...
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Does HTML5 have a feature that enables a user to add an icon to the Apps screen when “installing”, and if not, when are they planning to add it?

I know that the mobile bookmark bubble might sort of work for iOS, but it isn't going in the same section. And for Android, bookmarking is really not going to cut it for a mobile HTML5 application ...
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How important is the Acid3 Test anymore and what should replace it?

For a long while the default guide to latest standards support for browsers was the Acid 3 Test. I've just run this on Windows 7 (x64) for Chrome 15.0, Firefox 7.0, Safari 5.1 and IE 9.0 and they all ...
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Do sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto use Flash + ActionScript, OpenGL, or other technology?

What technology is used by sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto? Especially the video compilation engine in the backend of animoto? Could HTML5 be used to do everything that's there?
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why use a form object when you can get needed data from view object's html?

I am working with server side code. I have a request object that handles request data validation and filtering. I have a view object that uses template files to generate html for output. the ...
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These days is it required to test a desktop website for IE6 and IE7? Or is IE8 and IE9 enough?

These days is it required to test a desktop website for IE6 and IE7? Or is IE8 and IE9 enough? I heard that IE8 has replaced IE7.
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Is it a good idea to use width and height properties with the < td > tag?

I am new to HTML and Im working on a self made project and I have to use < table > and < fieldset > tags in my html files. I need to set the width and height properties to the tables like <...