Although HTML5 has been well known among web developers for years, HTML5 is latest specification of HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 and still it's under development by w3c and WHATWG , html5 comes up with more powerful interaction, video support, graphics, more styling effects.
HTML5 purpose is to focus on the needs of next generation Web application ,in order to meet the growing demand of Internet . below are some of features of html5
- Canvas (2D and 3D)
- Audio and Video
- Drag and Drop
- Indexed database
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
- Web storage
- Web origin concept
- WebSocket API and protocol ..
Browser SupportAs of now HTML5 is not yet ready fully ,The HTML5 specification isn't finished yet but few of it's features are being used .
There is one interesting site called www.html5test.com which helps in testing or knowing how different browser supports html5 features .
when you enter the url www.html5test.com you will see score , so now what is that score is all about? The HTML5 test score is an indication of how well your browser supports the upcoming HTML5 standard and related specifications
The HTML5test.com offers a maximum score of 500 points , if your browser get 500 out of 500 then your browser supports all the features, the one with low score support less features and the one with more score supports more features .
below are the screen shots of html5test which i took for Internet Explore , mozilla firefox and google chrome.
HTML5Test for Internet Explore
HTML5Test for Mozilla firefox
HTML5Test for Google Chome
and the winner is chrome with more number of point ..
you can test this feature even with your smartphone browser