HTML5 is the newest revision of the coding language known as Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), which is the standard coding language for content displayed on the internet. Nearly all websites and content on the internet are coded using a form of HTML.
Because website are constantly implementing new design features, HTML5 introduces elements which are reflected on modern sites, and gets rid of outdated features used in older versions of HTML code. HTML5 is quickly becoming the new standard of code that websites are written in.
One of the main goals of HTML5 is to transform web browsers into development platforms. Another critical goal is to ensure that HTML5 operates in the same fashion among all web browsers so that web applications will properly work no matter which type of browser is used to access them.
The main international standards organization for the World Wide Web, the World Wide Web Consortium, proposed a plan to release a stable HTML5 recommendation by the end of 2014 and a HTML 5.1 recommendation by the end of 2016.