Short Bytes: W3C has published the official HTML 5.1 Recommendation, making it the standard version of HTML. Coming with a bunch of useful new features, HTML 5.1 replaces HTML 5. The 3 intersting features that have arrived with this version are the < picture >, < dialog >, and the < summary > & < details > combo tags.
In the latest version, the new features have been introduced with the help of Web application authors, following the tradition of previous versions. Also, based on the research into the existing practices, some new elements too have been introduced.
W3C writes that HTML 5.1 gives special attention and defines clear conformance criteria for user agents to improve interoperability.
Compared to HTML 5, there aren’t tons of new features, obviously. The main features that have arrived with this Recommendation are the < picture >, < dialog >, and the < summary > & < details > combo tags. You can find the complete set of changes here.
The announcement also mentions that W3C aims to produce the HTML 5.2 Recommendation in late 2017, which will replace HTML 5.1 Recommendation.
Find the full HTML 5.1 Recommendation here.
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