A lot has changed in the web development space over the past few years. The growth in popularity of MEAN and MERN stacks has entirely transformed how we develop websites.
However, one of the most important things that everyone needs to learn to start developing websites is HTML/HTML5. In this article, let’s look at what is HTML5 and what’s the difference between HTML and HTML5.
What Is HTML5?
HTML is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language, and it’s the basic building block of the web. The fact that you’re reading this sentence in this article is due to HTML. Although things used to build software in computer programming are called “Programming Languages” or “Libraries,” HTML is neither of them. That’s because it’s just a markup language and doesn’t have any logic.
You see, if we take a programming language like Python, there’s a lot of logic involved (if/else, for/while loops, switch/case, etc.), but in the case of HTML, we use predefined tags that don’t contain any logic. Tags are the building blocks of HTML and are used to determine the structure of a web page.
But wait, “You said you’ll explain HTML5, but you described what’s HTML.” So, are they the same or different? Great question! They are indeed different, and here are the differences between them.
Differences Between HTML And HTML5
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