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    What is the difference between HTML and HTML 5? I hear the new version is incompatible with IE6> is there a way to code so that a site is compatible no matter which browser someone is using?

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    Originally posted by melissas View Post
    What is the difference between HTML and HTML 5? I hear the new version is incompatible with IE6> is there a way to code so that a site is compatible no matter which browser someone is using?
    HTML5 is the current development of the markup language. It includes more tags and options to cater for more modern additions to the net such as video, sound, data etc.

    The new HTML5 proposed standards are listed here. They will come online when (and if) more and more browsers are programmed to used them.
    HTML 5: The Markup Language


    I recommend you visit W3 Schools site. It's an absolute gold mine of info for anyone with any interest in creating a web site. Totally free and totally indispensible.
    Good luck !
    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

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    • #3
      Read up at w3c: HTML5
      HTML 5 is supposedly more dynamic than HTML 4. It has the <canvas> tag and some other neat new features.
      Unfortunately some of the new features are incompatible with IE6, but even some CSS and JS code is incompatible with IE6. I would stick with HTML 4 until all browsers are compatible; currently only Safari and Firefox seem to work completely.

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      • #4
        Wikipedia has a good article that discusses HTML 5. That article also has a list of a few differences between HTML 4 and 5.

        I wouldn't worry about IE6. It's so outdated and buggy that many new technologies and specifications will never be supported by it.

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        • #5
          Haha you're right.
          It's sad however that a substantial percentage still uses IE6.
          But as web developers we should "force" them to upgrade, because IE6 is really obsolete by now.

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          • #6
            There really doesn't seem to be a huge difference between the 2 and in regards to people still using IE6 I don't see how it can be that many considering how buggy it is and how easy it is to upgrade.
            Last edited by suwunk; 2011-02-28, 03:16 AM. Reason: Remove spam link

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeanOrange View Post
              There really doesn't seem to be a huge difference between the 2 and in regards to people still using IE6 I don't see how it can be that many considering how buggy it is and how easy it is to upgrade.
              Actually, there are a lot of big changes in HTML5.

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