With the great success of HTML5 that provides developers with the ability to organize content with relevant tags like <article>, <header>, <section> etc., HTML has come a long way. HTML5 has surely taken the web programming to an advanced level but still has some limitations in developing native applications on web along with other pending issues.
Now developers are waiting for HTML6 as a solution to all the existing problems along with many new features that will take the web development domain to a whole new level.
We bring you ten of the most expected features in HTML6:
This is an amazing feature that lets you add things to the webpage in a plug n playmanner. You can now use <logo></logo> to add a logo, <navigation></navigation> to add menu bar and <sidebar></sidebar> to integrate sidebar in your webpage. Apart from these, the existing <div> tag can be used without multiple IDs. That means you can use <container>&<wrapper> just like that.
Automatic adjustment of image size
The existing <img> tag in HTML is not capable to adjust the size of the image in the browser as it has only one SRC. This causes trouble for the browser to show images with the optimal size. HTML6 is coming up with a way to suggest the right size of the image for a particular device so that the server can deliver the image with the right resolution.
Better control on the video
Though there is no change done with respect to compression codec, the developers would be able to adjust it with various compression algorithms. Ability to mix DOM with videos, better callback hooks and sync mechanisms and more control over the painting video frames is definitely going to offer more control and provide improved experience to the users.
Contact information will be more secured
Cacheable libraries are on its way
Next level annotations
With the latest update of HTML6, better options for annotations are expected by the developer’s community. Standard annotation are only limited to the comments section at the bottom of the page, but it should not be. Annotations could be added to words, sentences, paragraphs, images and even sections in the video. API standardization treats basic annotations the same way in websites and browsers.
Microformats are those small patterns that represent common things like blog posts, people, events,reviews and tags, dates, address, phone numbers etc. in web pages. With HTML6, you could get a faster response from search engines with a standard set of tags. Along with flexibility in choosing the date formats (which are now set default to that of US), country specific codes for phone numbers are also expected.
Ability to integrate camera
Cameras are now one of the most essential devices for humans to interact with others at home or at office. HTML6 might bring better and faster control over the camera across the browser, forms and other relevant places. Developers can expect the ability to capture images on the go, filter the images directly in the browser, out some nice effects and upload. With the latest release, ability to capture photos and videos in multiple formats for panoramic images and HDR creation are also expected.
Enhanced Security on browser level
These are only few of the many features that HTML6 is expected to bring to the table. Developers are expecting much more including, GPS tracking, customized form validation, Bluetooth support etc. Let’s wait and watch what advancements HTML6 bring to the developer’s community.