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Hypertext Markup Language revision 5 (HTML5) is markup language for the structure and presentation of World Wide Web contents. HTML5 supports the traditional HTML and XHTML-style syntax and other new features in its markup, New APIs, XHTML and error handling.
There are three organizations that are currently in charge of the specification of HTML5:
The specification of HTML5 that has been published currently is not yet final. HTML5 is expected due for Candidate Recommendation (CR) by 2012, and is expected for Proposed Recommendation (PR) by 2022. However, this doesn’t mean that HTML5 is not ready for use. The proposed recommendation does mean however that there will be two interoperable implementations. As of 2011, browser vendors are actively adding support for new features of HTML5.
New features of HTML5 include: