The Truth About HTML5

This is the book for web designers, web developers, and front-end coders who want to get up to speed with HTML5 in 2012.

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Table of contents :
Contents at a Glance --
Contents --
About the Authors --
About the Technical Reviewer --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Chapter 1: A Somewhat Sensationalized History of HTML5 --
How Architecture Astronauts and the W3C Tried to Kill HTML --
You Probably Use XML --
XHTML Is Born, But What Does It Mean? --
Draconian Error Handling (Or: Why Don�t I Just Punch You in the Face?) --
OK, Not Really. But Your Browser Would Punch You in the Face --
XHTML Still Meant Better HTML --
But the Crazy Had Only Just Begun --
XHTML 2.0: Unloved and Alone HTML5: A New Hope�.�.�.�We HopeThe W3C Says Go to Hell --
The WHATWG Is Born --
It�s a Whole New World --
To HTML5 and Beyond! --
HTML5 Is the New Black or Hotness or Something --
Is HTML5 Hype, Substance, or Both? --
Hixie or Bust --
XHTML 2.0 Is Dead and Everyone Is Happy --
HTML5�.�.�.�er�.�.�.�HTML, wait�.�.�.� --
Should We Just Kill Off the W3C Altogether or Embrace It? --
Reform --
Destroy --
Embrace --
How Does New Stuff Get Added to HTML5 Now? --
WHATWG and W3C Diversions --
DR What We�ll Be Focusing OnChapter 2: The Truth About a Basic HTML5 Web Page --
Formatting Changes in HTML5 --
What About an HTML5 Shim and CSS for the New Elements? --
What About the HTML5 Boilerplate and Modernizr? --
Chapter 3: The Truth About Structuring an HTML5 Page --
A Little Taste of Pain: The Sectioning Elements --
Where Did These Elements Come From? --
Who Cares? --
The Contradiction at the Heart of HTML5�s New Elements --
Outline What? --
What Is an Outline, and Why Should I Care? --
How We Currently Create Outlines (Even Without Realizing It) €œSectioningâ€? Is an Old ProblemIf We Care About Blind Users, We Should Care About Headings --
HTML5�s “Improved� Outlining Was Dead Before It Ever Shipped --
Sneaking in Big Ideas Leads to Dead Ideas --
We Forked the Spec --
The Exception Is (Sort Of) --
How Should We Structure an HTML5 Page? --
Styling Headings HTML5-Style Is Kind of Insane --
This Is Not Inconsequential: People Have to Teach This Stuff --
Where Does This Leave Us? --
A Sane Approach to Structural Markup for Accessibility --
ARIA Benefits --
Layout Recommendations Chapter 4: The Truth About HTML5�s Structural Elements --
Really, It Doesn�t Do Anything --
How Can Screen Readers Use When It�s Everywhere? --
ARIA Alternative: Banner --
Recommendation --
Good Intentions
Accessibility Disaster --
ARIA Alternative: Navigation --
Recommendation --
and --
Sections == Outlines --
Russian Dolls --
Recommendation --
Specifications Should Specify --
Nesting for Articles and Comments --
Search Engines Don�t Need

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