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HTML5 is the fifth revision of and currently the latest version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The fifth revision of HTML introduced many new syntactic features such as video, audio, canvas as well as section and article to name a few, with which the content of websites may be better ...

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JS and CSS caching issue: possibly .htaccess related

I've been using the HTML5 Boilerplate for some web projects for a while now and have noticed the following issue cropping up on some sites. My CSS and JS files, when loaded by the browser, are being ...
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In HTML5, different browsers support different formats of video

Does it mean that I need videos of multiple formats so that it can be played on different browsers by adding multiple sources to the tag?
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Downsides for adapting a site to HTML5/CSS3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use HTML5 and/or CSS3 to build my website? I've been wondering if there are any serious downsides for switching a websites code to HTML5/CSS3 now (browser ...
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Where do I create the file .htaccess, in order to serve my HTML5 cache manifest file correctly?

From a post on http://diveintohtml5.org/offline.html (Wayback Machine Copy) Your cache manifest file can be located anywhere on your web server, but it must be served with the content type ...
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So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?

Google recently announced that they will no longer support older browsers on Aug 1st: For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the ...
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Why doesn't autofocus=“autofocus” work in Mozilla Firefox?

<INPUT TYPE=TEXT NAME="Gw" MAXLENGTH="225" size="42" autofocus="autofocus"> If I try this with Google Chrome it works. I just want to highlight a form without <script>. Why doesn't it ...
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Recommended domain name for tablet version?

We are creating HTML5 web app for tablets ("tablet optimized" version of the web site). Mobile domain names have already standardized itself to m.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.mobi. But how about ...
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Should I jump straight into HTML 5 and CSS 3 from minimum knowledge of HTML?

I first learned HTML a long time ago, from the Visual Quickstart guide in 1999, HTML 4 for the World Wide Web. Though I have a grasp of fundamental concepts of HTML, my knowledge of CSS is woefully ...
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Is there any downside to using <embed> with Flash content?

I've recently learned that HTML5 now officially supports the <embed> tag. With that in mind, is there any reason not to just use it to embed Flash content into HTML5? Would there be any browser ...
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I've built a new website using html5, should I have built in flash instead? [closed]

I am web developer. For a new project of mine I decided to built a very complex website using html 5. Having now looked at the final product I am not sure, should I have just used plain old flash ...
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What would be causing so much bandwidth usage if there are no large files?

I'm pretty new to web design/coding so I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer I've overlooked. I'm currently working on a website for a small company (from scratch/no CMS) and am basing it ...
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What type of video player is this?

I'm looking for something like this video player (http://www.be-creative.tv/#/brian-Leonard-02-02/) or something very similar. Does anyone have any ideas? Doesn't necessarily have to be free. HTML 5 ...
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Name attribute is obsolete, what is the correct behavior when dealing with anchors?

Putting some code through the html5 validator, I get this: Warning: The name attribute on the a element is obsolete. Consider putting an id attribute on the nearest container instead. I ...
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SEO directories - good or bad?

I am building my first blog that will provide quality information about a specific niche ( make up, fashion etc. haven't decided yet ). I am intending for it to be as high on the google page as ...
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What's the difference between Modernizr and Html5Shiv?

I was toying with the idea of switching to html5. It seems there are 2 major scripts for dealing with supporting html5 on older browsers. Modernizr and Html5Shiv I was wondering if they do the same ...
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Video for an ad-driven website

I have a website, which i will fill with a bunch of useful videos. I've implemented an ads rotation engine for articles and will do so for videos. The next milestone is to decide how video will be ...
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Is there any reason for me not to use the “wav” format for html5 audio crossbrowser compatibility?

I'm targeting modern browsers (only those that support <audio>) and specifically the iPad. I've tested here and wav works on chromium, firefox 4.0 (both mac 10.6) and on the iPad. I have a ...
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Linking with an image: Background vs <img>

What is considered best practice (semantically) when using text with an image to link to an internal page or category? Option 1 <nav> <a href="/kittens"> <img ...
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Will HTML5 adoption render my site search engine unoptimized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will my new HTML5 website decrease my Google ranking? For example, currently, I understand that search engines give the most emphasis to h1 elements, followed by h2, ...
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Critique of SEO of this HTML [closed]

I'm designing a new site which I want to be as SEO friendly as possible, fast and responsive, semantic and very accessible. A lot of these things, embarrassingly are quite new to me. Have I miss ...
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Will my new HTML5 website decrease my Google ranking?

I have a traditional HTML website that loads pages/sections of the site when people click on menu items. Pretty standard. Currently, I'm working on relaunching my website with a brand new HTML5 code ...
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Defining 'HTML5 Interface'

I've seen people talk about sites upgrading from Flash to HTML5, but there's no sign of HTML5 anywhere in their source. So what constitutes as an "HTML5 interface"? Is this term becoming the next "Web ...
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Is my Document Type Definition Still Up to Date?

currently all my php generated rich html webpages start with this line, which I have been adding to my tempaltes YEARS ago... <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ...
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HTML5 Semantics - H1 or H2 for ARTICLE titles in a SECTION

It's my understanding (based from this chapter of Dive into HTML5: http://goo.gl/9zliD) that it can be considered semantically appropriate to use H1 tags in multiple areas of the page, as a method of ...
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Can anyone list some real examples of 'HTML5' being used in the wild?

I am using HTML5 in the same way everyone seems to be using it these days, meaning: HTML5 tags, Canvas / 3D / javascript and CSS3. I am struggling to find examples of sites that are using these ...
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Explanation of ARTICLE tag

In explanation of tag W3SCHOOL : The tag defines external content. What's the meaning of external content exactly ? It's mean quoted (from somewhere) text ?
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Has anyone been able to convert a site's media content from flash to html5?

I'm looking to convert a site from Flash based video to HTML5, the current video uses time marks to display slides (kind of like how youtube has ads on their videos). But the difference between ...
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Section/Aside (HTML5)

I read about <section> and <aside> on the WC3 site a whole ago, but I can't remember if an <aside> should be placed inside a <section> or directly beneath it. Does anybody ...
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How to rotate html5 canvas as page background? [closed]

I want to achieve the following: Image a white sheet of paper on a black desk. Then rotate the paper a little bit to the left (like, 25 degrees). Now you still have the black desk, and a rotated white ...
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Should menu titles (h1, h2, h3…) be inside or outside the <nav> tag?

Let's say I want to write a simple menu in HTML5. Should I write like this: <h1>My Menu</h1> <h2>Submenu 1</h2> <nav> <ul> <li><a ...
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Encoding settings for HTML5 video

What is the best, free way to encode video for the new HTML5 video in browsers. I want to encode video in WebM, H264 and Ogg. I have looked at FFMPeg and it seems to be able to do it all but the ...
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HTML5 and facebook Graph API

In order to use the "og:" meta tag of Facebook Graph, I need to add the following to the tag: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" ...
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Does Google News index HTML5 websites?

Does anyone know if Google News properly indexes HTML5 websites? For example, since HTML5 allows for to have an h1 tag (instead of having it where the heading tags are done downward, i.e. the ...
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Is it possible to play a external (e.g. from youtube) flash-video with html5 on my site?

I would like to use my site as a "gateway" for watching flash-videos in HTMl5.. Is this possible? What are the requirements?
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Google Chrome and Theora

I have problem with Google Chrome and Theora video. I have video that plays nice in Opera and Firefox. However, it doesn't play in Google browser and I don't know why. I've made this video in ...
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What is the required syntax to use for HTML5

I am wondering about the following questions for HTML5 <br /> OR <br>? Are all elements the same for the answer? selected="selected" OR selected? Are there any other syntax instances ...
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Do you have stats/trends for use of different HyperText Markup Languages?

For example: html-XYZ, xhtml, html5
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HTML 5 drag and drop file attachment?

Looking for a tutorial re implementation of this functionality. I can only find blog posts saying that gmail added this, but not how it was done.
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Possible to only load specifiv div of a website?

I have this project i'm working on and id like to add a really small list of nearby places using facebooks places in an iframe feature from touch.facebook.com I can easily just use ...
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What is the most semantically correct structure of a blog page using HTML5 tags?

I'd like to grok the ultimate nature of <aside>, <section>, <article>. What is the best, most semantically correct structure of a blog page using HTML5 tags? Should I put the ...
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Has the time arrived to forget Flash and Use HTML5?

As I read in HTML5 definition it can do anything that Flash can do! and I ask myself is it right to waste my time to learn flash or should I learn HTML5 instead. Does HTML5 Beat Flash in the future? ...
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> ...
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New HTML5 elements and search engine ranking impact? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? Will using HTML5 semantic markup negatively effect my search rankings? I have read that using properly semantic markup, besides a ...
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What are the SEO rules for HTML 5?

What are the rules of engagement with respect to SEO in HTML 5? Examples of things we have been mulling over with no conclusion: Are you penalised for not using <head> and <body> tags? ...
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Can text content in an HTML5 <canvas> element be indexed by search engines?

I was wondering if content in an HTML5 canvas tags has any positive/negative effects on SEO, or if it is indexed at all.
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Can anyone recommend a good HTML 5 book?

Specifically about canvas. I have been looking around for a few good one.
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How would I go about migrating to HTML5 without alienating the majority of my user audience?

I'd really like to implement some of the new features that come standard with HTML5 but I want to be able to do it in a way that doesn't break my site. I know that Progressive Enhancement and ...
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Can I use RDFa with HTML5?

Can I use RDFa with HTML5?
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Should I still use Flash or Silverlight?

There's been a lot of controversy over the future (and current) use of Flash and the adoption of Silverlight. Should I continue to use it if I am already or should I use something else, like HTML5?
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What is new in HTML5/CSS3?

I've seen this site and this site, but that's a lot to digest. What are the main things about HTML5 that make it different/better than regular old (X)HTML/CSS?