Thursday, 10 March 2016

What are the different versions of HTML?

HTML is an evolving language. HTML elements or tags are the building blocks for web pages. In the year 1991, “HTML tags” was the first document that came into existence on internet by Berners-Lee. Initially, HTML was considered as an application of SGML. The following are the different versions of HTML:

  • HTML 2.0: HTML 2.0 was the first classic version of HTML. The HTML 2.0 was introduced on 24 November, 1995. HTML 2.0 constituted almost all the elements but lacked with the extensions for Netscape and Microsoft. In HTML 2.0, tables are poor in aligning attributes.
  • HTML 3.2: After HTML 2.0, the next major version development was HTML 3 which happened in late 1995. But HTML 3 development did not get completed and it was never implemented. The next major release after HTML 2.0 was HTML 3.2, a version release by W3c. The HTML 2.0’s IETF ended its HTML Working Group in September 1996. HTML 3.2 was published in January 1997. HTML 3.2 included tables; attribute alignment, images, headings and few more. HTML 3.2 is understood by all the bowsers.
  • HTML 4.0: HTML 4.0 was the next major release of HTML. HTML 4.0 was introduced in December 1997. HTML 4 is an SGML application. HTML 4 phased out Netscape visual features by supporting style sheets. HTML 4.0 enhanced browser explicit features. However in April 1998, HTML 4 was re-issued with small changes.
  • HTML 4.0.1: HTML 4.0.1 is the current official version of HTML. HTML 4.0.1 enhanced most trademarked extensions. In December 1999, HTML 4.0.1 came into existence with support for internationalized documents, CSS, added table forms, and JSS.
  • HTML 5 Draft Version: HTML 5 is the latest version of HTML. HTML 5 came into life on January 2008. HTML 5 included its own HTML serialization along with XML based XHTML 5 serialization. HTML 5’s syntax brings to mind SGML syntax. 

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