HTML 5 Tags Description

HTML 5 Tags Description

The internet has changed a lot since HTML 4.01 became a standard in 1999. Today, some elements in HTML 4.01 are obsolete, never used, or not used the way they were intended to. To improve the markup of the templates our developers started to use HTML5 tags and techniques so checking the pages markup you may notice some new tags. The following table describes the functionality of each HTML5 tag you can meet.

New Markup Elements

TagDescription
<article>Specifies independent, self-contained content, could be a news-article, blog post, forum post, or other articles which can be distributed independently from the rest of the site.
<aside>For content aside from the content it is placed in. The aside content should be related to the surrounding content
<bdi>
<command>A button, or a radiobutton, or a checkbox
<details>For describing details about a document, or parts of a document
<summary>A caption, or summary, inside the details element
<figure>For grouping a section of stand-alone content, could be a video
<figcaption>The caption of the figure section
<footer>For a footer of a document or section, could include the name of the author, the date of the document, contact information, or copyright information
<header>For an introduction of a document or section, could include navigation
<hgroup>For a section of headings, using <h1> to <h6>, where the largest is the main heading of the section, and the others are sub-headings
<mark>For text that should be highlighted
<meter>For a measurement, used only if the maximum and minimum values are known
<nav>For a section of navigation
<progress>The state of a work in progress
<ruby>For ruby annotation (Chinese notes or characters)
<rt>For explanation of the ruby annotation
<rp>What to show browsers that do not support the ruby element
<section>For a section in a document. Such as chapters, headers, footers, or any other sections of the document
<time>For defining a time or a date, or both
<wbr>Word break. For defining a line-break opportunity.

New Media Elements

TagDescription
<audio>For multimedia content, sounds, music or other audio streams
<video>For video content, such as a movie clip or other video streams
<source>For media resources for media elements, defined inside video or audio elements
<embed>For embedded content, such as a plug-in
<track>For text tracks used in mediaplayers

New Media Elements

TagDescription
<canvas>For making graphics with a script

New Form Elements

TagDescription
<datalist>A list of options for input values
<keygen>Generate keys to authenticate users
<output>For different types of output, such as output written by a script

New Input Type Attribute Values

TypeDescription
telThe input value is of type telephone number
searchThe input field is a search field
urlThe input value is a URL
emailThe input value is one or more email addresses
datetimeThe input value is a date and/or time
dateThe input value is a date
monthThe input value is a month
weekThe input value is a week
timeThe input value is of type time
datetime-localThe input value is a local date/time
numberThe input value is a number
rangeThe input value is a number in a given range
colorThe input value is a hexadecimal color, like #FF8800
placeholderSpecifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an input field

We hope the above description will be able to make your work with our templates more easy and comfortable

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