We all know that HTML5 has emerged as one of the most powerful platforms that fueled the web development community to develop flexible and exciting applications.
However, many of you all are under the idea that HTML has had its day under the sun, but now this high-end platform will retreat back, it is right time for you to be astonished even more pleasantly because it has prepared to launch its latest version – HTML6 into the web development community.
Still, HTML6 is under the wraps, but there are some of the exclusive features that we are expecting to be a part of the newest installment. Therefore, it is the right time to take a deeper look at what HTML6 has to offer:
Understanding the full concept of HTML6
As HTML5 provided important tags like <header>, <article>, <section> etc for better content organization, alternatively, HTML6 is an extremely unique combination of standard HTML and XML like namespaces. The sixth version of HTML provides developers full capability to express tags in order to put it simple.
For instance – Now, you will have the capability to use tags such as <logo></logo> to assign a logo, or use <toolbar> </toolbar> tag and so on. There is no need of having multiple ID’s like container or wrapper in a div tag.
You are also able to use <wrapper> or <container> rather than using <div id=‘wrapper’> or <div id=‘container’>. Moreover, HTML6 enables users to use tags, which you prefer rather than using only the defined tags. Let’s have a deep look at below mentioned example of a HTML6 document:
You can find some strange <html:x> tags, which are namespaces having the same structure such as XML if you go through the above mentioned sample of HTML6.All these elements belong to HTML6 specifications and W3C.
For example – the <html:title> element makes a lot of changes to your web browser’s title bar and on the other hand <html:media> element makes a media file show in your browser. By using these namespace elements, you cannot only make your code semantically right, but also can add several exciting features to your website.
HTML6’s tags have the namespace elements such as <html:html>, <html: head> or <html:title> etc. You can go through each tag attributes that mentioned in the above example code one by one.
This is one such tag that can be used to begin a document in HTML6 equal to the current <html> tag. For example:
This tag attribute is equivalent to the <head> tag in HTML5. The main aim of this tag is to get scripts and data such as JS, RSS feeds, CSS and more that influence how the content would be showed within the <html:body> tag. For instance:
When it comes to talking about this tag, it is similar to the <title> tag written in earlier HTML versions and responsible for changing the HTML document’s title.
As compared to the <meta> tag, which you use in HTML5, this tag is quite different. Not like HTML5, there is no need to use the standard meta types in HTML6. You can make use of any kind of meta data by taking the benefit of HTML6 tag. Allowing developers to store content, this is one such tag, which helps them to grab useful information such as description of a web page.
However, this is one such tag, which is equivalent to the <link> tag and allows you link external scripts and documents. It comes following attributes:
Href: Link to the source file.
Charset: “UTF-8” character encoding.
Type: MIME type of the document.
Media: Type of the device, which used to run an item.
HTML6 Forms API
In the all new HTML6, forms will come with their own API so that the development on forms could not affect the whole HTML document. Let’s go through forms tags, which specified in HTML6.
In HTML6, you can use this tag to develop a new form, and it takes two attributes, method and action. This is one such method attribute, which sends the form data to the server during the action will let the form where the data must be sent. However, the action attribute is the present page and the method is set to GET by default.
Users can use <form:input> tag that helps to create a new form input, where a user can enter inputs like file, url, email, date, month, password and more. On an input, the possible attributes are novalidate, name, placeholder, readonly, autofocus and more.
This tag that is very much close to the <select> tag in HTML5 enables people to select from predefined values like calendar, range, color picker and more rather than input anything.
Tag Types: An Overview
As like all the versions of HTML, there are mainly two different types of tags such as single and double in HTML6. When it comes to talking about the single tag, it do not has text content. Rather it only has attributes. For example:
In the above given example, you can see both elements that have the same understanding. The single tag doesn’t need any close tag not like the double tag. They can have both open as well as close tags as double tags. In any case if the double tag has no text content, it can be abridged to the single variant, which is self-closing. For instance:
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