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Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours by Jennifer Kyrnin

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Hour 18. Web Application APIs and Datasets

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• What a web application and an API are

• How web applications are changing the web

• The APIs that make up HTML5 web applications

• How to access custom data in web apps using data-* attributes

Scripts and programming are what turn a web page into a web application. HTML5 has some specific APIs to help you create more interactive applications. This hour you will learn more about these APIs and how to use them in your HTML5 applications.

HTML5 also introduces a new way to include custom data in your HTML—datasets. This hour will cover how to use datasets and the data-* attributes to create applications that use custom data.

Creating Web Applications

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