The History of HTML Versions

In this article, we are going to discuss the history of HTML versions. HTML is improving itself day by day and it’s not the same to the one language which is introduced as a website structure. There are a lot of variations implemented according to the time and there are a lot of new standards are introduced to enhance the experience of websites.

There are many revisions are performed to improve the HTML. According to the history, there are 6 versions are introduced up to today’s date. Here are the following HTML versions.

  1. HTML 1.0
  2. HTML 2.0
  3. HTML 3.0
  4. HTML 3.2
  5. HTML 4.01
  6. HTML5

HTML Versions 1.0

HTML 1.0 is the first version which is introduced as a basic structure of a website. At this time there is no trend of websites it’s the new innovation come towards in the network field. There are very few high-level languages were introduced at that time. Because of less educated persons, HTML 1.0 not used locally and it is limited to the specific persons. A developer can only create a textual website with the help of HTML 1.0 version and nothing else that.

HTML Versions 2.0

After the passage of time HTML 2.0 is introduced. HTML 2.0 become the standard as the website design up to 1997. HTML 2.0 introduces many Core features to enhance the websites. At this time people get started to implement the HTML and the evolution of websites get started.

HTML Versions 3.0

When a lot of people get started with HTML it’s time to enhance the features. It’s Time When many people get started with HTML and everyone need their own website, then HTML 3.0 is introduced. There are many new tags also introduced to increase the usability of a website.

This is the time where the problems get started. Because of there a lot of people who are practicing HTML and working in website design. At this time the most popular browser is Netscape. Because of the denominator browser of the age, Netscape starts creating their own tags which are known as Netscape extension tags.

This is the biggest problem which developers have to face. Because the other browsers are not able to create their own HTML tags such as Netscape have introduced. In simple words, it’s difficult for developers to design Universal website. Because if they will target Netscape browser then the same website look very bad in other browsers.

At this time a person Dave Raggett introduce HTML with the new the feature to improve the ability of website design.

HTML Versions 3.2

Notes time when every Browser starts its own tags. It’s become very difficult to stay on any standard. At the end of this era, W3C was founded in 1994 to standardize the languages and keep its Evolutions in the symmetrical formats. After the standardization process, HTML is known as HTML 3.2. At this time HTML creates the standard to those tags which are introduced by the popular browsers such as the Netscape and also it reduce its own tags. In HTML most of the extension tags were introduced by the Netscape popular browsers. Some of the tags were introduced by Microsoft also.

HTML Versions 4.0

HTML 4.0 was the biggest revolution ever in the standards of HTML. It was also the last iteration of old HTML versions. In this HTML version, most advanced functionalities were introduced. Such as the cascade style sheet and other functionalities.

Html 4.0 becomes the Recommendation of W3C. Microsoft Browser Internet Explorer supports all the advance tax which is introduced by W3C. When Html4 is introduced Netscape start facing problems and get out of from the browsers

HTML Versions 5.0

After a long time and experimentation hTML5 is introduced and become the international recommendation from 2014 by WC3. There are lots of tags were introduced such as the video tag, audio tag, and Canvas tag extra. HTML5 word design for a long term. HTML5 introduced so many attributes and functionality to be performed. Nowadays developers are working to improve HTML5 more on. Reference Wikipedia

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