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 HTML5 XHTML 1.0 compliant?

For a school assignment, I wrote up a web-page in HTML5. After looking over the assignment's requirements again though, I found the line: • a minimum of three HTML pages complying with at least ...
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Using @Hidden or passing through BeginForm?

I have a small question about the following answer from a stackoverflow question. There seem to be 2 ways to pass parameters through a @BeginForm() to a Controller. Using a Hidden field: @Html....
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Is there any situation where there is a good reason to use an anchor <a> element without a href attribute?

I recently came across a website that contained an anchor element without a href attribute. I immediately thought that was stupid, but, could there be an actual situation where having an anchor ...
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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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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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Responsible CSS for mobile devices

Is this a good or best way to configure a web site HTML to add mobile users? My site pages add Googles default meta viewport, and all code is simple (basic CSS, no frills), but flows well into narrow ...
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Drawing a data-grid on canvas - whats the point?

To simplify my question let's assume for a minute that all users are using the latest version of Chrome to view a particular website. Using the latest libraries (Polymer for example), I can render a ...
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How do I make such a page that opens different link in web (PC) and different in mobile (phones)?

I am building a website that looks beautiful in Web but worst in mobiles. I want to build the same site but different designing for mobile. Whenever user opens site.com then it auto redirect to m.site....
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How to effectively log while avoiding a bottleneck

I have a fuzzer for x86 Internet Explorer (in HTML) that I've heavily modified to have reproducible, determinisitic crashes (so that I may perform root cause analysis faster). I'm attempting to ...
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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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The future of application cache in HTML 5 [closed]

I had previously deployed application storage in HTML5 to great success in the deployment stage of a few client projects. I used the app cache feature mostly as a way to allow my clients to remotely ...
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PSD to HTML/CSS limitations when using Twitter Bootstrap

How do companies deal with limitations and constraints of Twitter Bootstrap after choosing to use it in a particular project? Web designers are no longer free to design Web pages. They need only to ...
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Showing a “context”-like menu in a span

Context of the question (some people believe it is useless to give such details, so feel free to skip them) It is about the MELT monitor (an alpha-stage GPLv3 free software, see also here). FWIW, I ...
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Why is Web SQL database deprecated?

I am making a hybrid Android app. At first I decided to use localStorage, after spending 2 days, I realized that it is very strange and so dropped it. Then, I picked up indexedDB, after spending ...
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Concept to differentiate between html tags and angle brackets

I have an issue with a client's requirement that wants to import a string of html text within a csv document. For example, a sanitized version of one import line: "IDNumber,TextIdentifierNumber,<...
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Why are there are no PUT and DELETE methods on HTML forms?

HTML4 / XHTML1 allows only GET and POST in forms, now it seems like HTML5 will do the same. There is a proposal to add these two but it doesn't seem to be gaining traction. What were the technical or ...
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How is FormData actually handled by a server?

I am using an embedded system with a web server. I really have no way to dig deep into the webserver and see how it works, so I am asking a more general question: How do servers or back-end scripts (...
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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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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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How do I get started with HTML5? [closed]

What is the recommended workflow to learn HTML5? What tools should I install? What SDK? Where to start? How to test? How to debug? What do I read? I understand that what is often labelled as "HTML5 ...
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why are iframe-s so useful in HTML5 WYSIWIG applications?

<iframe> elements are documented as The HTML Inline Frame Element (<iframe>) represents a nested browsing context, effectively embedding another HTML page into the current page. ...
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Multiple Canvas in the Browser — How to Proceed?

Here's something I wrote ages ago as Java applet. I want to convert it into JavaScript and run in html5 canvas in the browser. From what I can see, canvas makes the most sense here. (SVG / DIV ...
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HTML 4, XHTML and CSS 2 - How long until these are obsolete? [closed]

I got into the game of programming, exactly a year ago. Now i am posing as an HTML, CSS and Javascript Guru. html5 and css3 are the new things out there but in my opinion they are still experimental, ...
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Why HTML5 got rid of Rich Desktop applications? [closed]

I recently noticed that Rich desktop applications (I define it as an application running inside a virtual machine embded in a web browser, based on tools like Java Web Start, Adobe Flash or Unity web ...
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I made an HTML5/Javascript game. Do I have to license it?

So I created an HTML5/Javascript online game. I host it on my website for anyone to play for free. I am still currently working on it. Do I need to license my game? And if so, what license do you ...
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Advice on streaming architecture [closed]

I want to be able to stream my desktop to 1 other person (and in the future to possibly more people). The stream should be watchable from a browser or a mobile app (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) ...
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Modern web application development! Is flash and silverlight still relevant? [closed]

When building an application one considers the appropriate technology of choice for best long term impact and scalability. If building a media streaming application for mobile and desktop should one ...
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Is there an algorithm to avoid getting in hundreds of datapoints from API to represent a bar graph?

I am showing a graph on HTML5 canvas using the flot charting library for a between a start date and an end date. It's fine as long as the period is less than a year or so but if the user selects a big ...
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Create 2D drawing with touch screen that also works in IE

I have a page the allows a user to create a signature using a touch screen or mouse. The touch screen works fine in Chrome but not in IE. Most of the time IE does not 'detect' that I am using a touch ...
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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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Crypto hash in 'a href'?

It seems to me that it would be pretty useful to be able to indicate an expected crypto hash value in file downloads especially since so many application and data downloads rely on mirrored hosting. ...
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Web components and performance

I am having trouble learning about the impact of web components and shadow DOM on the browser, specifically related to repaint. I remember reading at one point that the shadow DOM nodes have ...
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Is automatically generating passwords during registration a good idea?

I'm developing a registration system for a project I'm working on. Since users tend not to sign up if the process is too long, I've thought to require (at least initially) just their email, where I ...
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Clear JQuery Listeners Before Ajax Load of Similar Data

I have a tree structure on the left side of my page from which the user can drill down and select items. Each branch has similar items. When clicking a leaf node, I make a JQuery .load(...) call that ...
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Porting Silverligtht application to web application with Asp.net and HTML 5

I work as internal software developer. We used Silverlight to build our application, but we have been asked to start considering their replacement. Currently our set-up is: Silverlight application ...
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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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How is localStorage different from indexedDB?

localStorage and indexedDB are used for offline storage of data in HTML5. What are their key differences and which one is preferable in what situations?
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Why do we have to use divs?

This morning, as I was writing some html and haml, it occurred to me that the way divs are used is ridiculous. Why are divs not implied? Imagine if this: <div class="hero-img"> <img src="...
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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 able ...
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Why not XHTML5?

So, HTML5 is the Big Step Forward, I'm told. The last step forward we took that I'm aware of was the introduction of XHTML. The advantages were obvious: simplicity, strictness, the ability to use ...
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is it realistic to make use of HTML5 local storage to store CSS, and JavaScript

The idea is to make use of HTML5 local storage to store frequently accessed CSS and JavaScript. For example (pseudo-code): var load_from_cdn = true; if (detect local storage) { if (cache of css,...
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Semantics of heading levels in multiple sections in HTML5

I'm never quite sure what is the best, most semantic way to handle heading levels in HTML5 markup, when you have multiple sections. On one hand it makes sense to have an H1 heading as a title of a ...
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Why html entity names for characters like ¥ € ¢ © ®

It make sense to use entity names for describing <a> as per shown below code. <!doctype html> <html> <head> <title> My First Webpage</title> &...
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Does HTML 5 undercut the need for a full-featured Javascript framework? [closed]

We're redesigning a website. Right now it uses Dojo, a large (and complex) Javascript framework. One person insists that we need Dojo because of things like (random examples) client-side ...
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Reason why client-side JavaScript does not allow access to POST/PUT/etc contents

Is there any theoretical reason why client-side JavaScript could not be spec'd to allow for direct access to POST or PUT contents without need for a server language to write it into client-side ...
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What is the HTML 4 DTD role in HTML5

All, I know there are three types of DTD for HTML 4.01 (strict, transitional, and frameset). And I knew the DTD defines the syntax of markup constructs and the document structure with a list of legal ...
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Understand SGML and HTML

When I read the HTML 4 Specification. The document says : Each markup language defined in SGML is called an SGML application. An SGML application is generally characterized by: An SGML ...
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Is possible to create and download a video file via JavaScript, only on the client side?

Is possible to create and download a video file only on the client side? Suppose that we have an animated canvas like in this JSFIDDLE. Please see this snippet: ... var stop = false; setTimeout(...
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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 ...