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HTML5 Unleashed by Simon Sarris

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Chapter 1. Why HTML5?

This chapter begins with a brief history of HTML and the World Wide Web. The chapter then covers the rise of HTML5 and some practical reasons to care about using HTML5.

How Did We End Up Here?

Technology moves quickly in the computing world.

People have envisioned interconnected computers since there have been computers. Like with most technologies, “networks” of computers began as military and academic tools, but as time passes most nonlethal novelties trickle into public use, and so it was with what we now call the Internet.

When the Internet was more of an academic fancy than a public one, a man named Tim Berners-Lee working ...

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