HTML.next – What All Is In Store For You?

By | April 30, 2015

HTML5 has offered a zillion of advanced features that has taken the web technology to a notch higher. It has enabled web developers to efficiently cater to the modern needs of the market and deliver an astonishing performance. Although, it has fully adopted and achieved the amazing compatibility last year (2014), now more ideas are emerging that can enhance the specification for the next generation.

HTML.next - What All Is In Store For You?

HTML.next – What All Is In Store For You?

HTML.next is the routine defined by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards. In this article, we will unleash some new ideas that are expected to be focused by the HTML6 notion.

Let’s delve deep into the topic and explore what is likely to be included in HTML6 – HTML.next.

 New Semantic elements

Here is a list of new elements of semantics.

 For titles and authors
If one wants to determine the names of blog posts, books, etc., associated with a particular author, this semantics can be used. One may implement this structure as a pseudo markings by defining the suitable relationships between the elements.

Code Snippet:
[title: Post Title Here id:post by:post_author]
is a post written by [author: Author_Name id:post_author]
describing … etc.


The “decompress” is introduced to augment the integration of zip-archived files straight into a web page.

Upsides:
• It allows web browsers to easily access files from ZIP folders.
• It will certainly reduce the need for bandwidth, which will benefit one to target mobile platforms with a flair.

Code Snippet:

<decompress href="http://domain.com/files/zipfolder.zip">
<a href="zipfolder.zip/html/download.html">Zip Title Here</a>
<img src="zipfolder/img/zip_download.jpg">
  • <location>

The “location” element is quite similar to the <time/> element. This element can be used for describing the geographic information. It implements three attributes, including lat, long and altitude.

Code Snippet:

<location lat=15.5 long=-50.5 altitude=-90>Location Title Here</location>
  • <teaser>

<teaser> is perfect to wrap the content block that embraces a link to another complete block.

 

Upsides:

  • It offers a great description of the structures that are used frequently in HTML.
  • With this element, you need not participate in the list numbering mechanism.
  • It also facilitates the optimization of management components and search engines.
  • For creating fast ToC, this element can be implemented in conjunction with anchors.

 

Code Snippet:

<nav>
 <teaser>
  <header>
   <h2><a href="http://www.domain.com/postfirst.html">1st post</a></h2>
  </header>
  <p>An vitae epicuri mel. Mei nostrud pericula democritum et.</p>
  <footer>
  <time>Date: 02 Mar 2015</time> 
  <div class="tags">post tags here</div>   
  </footer>
 </teaser>
 <teaser>
  <header>
   <h2><a href="http://www.domain.com/postsecond.html">2nd Post</a></h2>
  </header>
  <p>Mel ex quot copiosae repudiare, ei mel error ancillae qualisque.</p>
  <footer>
  <time>Date: 02 Feb 2015</time>
   <div class="tags">post tags here</div>
  </footer>
 </teaser>
</nav>
  • Multimedia

 

Here is a list of multimedia features that will enhance the entire look and feel.

 

  • Flexible Streaming

Streaming of media content may involve the sharing of both general and critical data. Although, there are various formats supported by the multimedia elements of HTML5, they don’t ensure a surefire security. Therefore, HTML features need further enhancement to support a secure streaming process. For this, it must include extra media elements to

  • represent error (if any)
  • display events
  • offer media items that are required for properties
  • showcase the current status

 

  • Adaptive Images

HTML6 will facilitate the downloading of images possessing various sizes; however, it will depend upon the settings configured on the client side.

 

  • Augmenting video playback and audio balancing

This allows easy handling of audio and video files. These can be played and controlled  via simple and effective functions, including switching between previous or next frame, fast forwarding or playing video in slow motion, and so forth.

  • Forms

Automatically writing with block letters in input-forms

It basically offers the semantic description of the particular type of data that is needed to be recorded in the field. By using this attribute, browsers can offer an intuitive and interactive interface, upon which users can efficiently fill the details

Code Snippet

<form>

 First Name: <input name="first_name" autocapitalize="words">
 Last Name: <input name="last_name" autocapitalize="characters">

</form>

In the above code, the autocapitalize=”words” tag will ensure that each new word is written with a capital letter. And, the autocapitalize=”characters” tag will write the complete word (each character) with capital letters.

Upsides

  • Heighten the form authentication – It helps improve the heuristic algorithms adhered by browsers to ensure better communication by appropriately handling the paradigm.
  • Localizing the controls – It localizes the controls that web developers often are not able to perform.
  • Text Editing

Elements that will allow editing of text with a flair.

  • <editor>

With this element, you can save the entered text.

  • <tеxtarea type=”wysiwyg”>

The WYSIWYG editor is great for handing structured text. One may use it for managing blogs, articles on CMS-powered websites, emails and a lot more. This editor supports several other elements, like spans, blocks, inline-blocks and tables.

It supports the copying and pasting of images, text and HTML to or from the system clipboard. However, the inline styles are not supported. Moreover, for indicating the style of elements within the editor, the content-style=«style.css» attribute can be used.

These are a few of HTML6 ideas that are included in the HTML.next. These features are sure to further improve the functionality of HTML technology.

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