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HTML 5-two serializations

May 10, 2008 Posted by

There are many misinterpretation of the HTML 5 specification. For many, the HTML 5 syntax seems to be one of the great uncertainties. How is it in reality? HTML 5 specification is the description of a vocabulary that you can write in two different syntaxes: HTML and XML depending on your needs.
The previous versions of the HTML vocabulary (HTML+, HTML 2.0, HTML 3.2) were written using SGML syntax rules. HTML 4 has two syntaxes: SGML (called HTML 4.01) and XML (called XHTML 1.0).
SinceSGML has never been deployed in browsers, HTML 5 defines a new serialization called html.