Difference between HTML and HTML 5

Before moving to the difference between both of these broader terms first it is important to define the markup language as an abbreviation for HTML is Hyper Text Mark-up Language where mark-up language is used to define the text document within tag which defines the structure of web pages. So HTML is the combination of Hypertext and Mark-up language. As already understood that HTML 5 is the advanced version of HTML so on the basis of additional features in HTML 5 there are notable differences.

Following are the important differences between HTML and HTML 5

1AV supportAs HTML is the initial version of this language so did not have support for audio and video without the use of the flash player.On the other hand, HTML 5 supports audio and video controls with the use of "
2StorageHTML uses browser cookies and sessions for storage of data which is transferred from a server to a client-side.On the other hand, HTML 5 uses SQL databases and application's own cache to store application data at client end i.e it become more scalable for storing data than HTML.
3JavaScriptHTML does not support JavaScript execution with its code execution as it treats JavaScript as a server-side language and does not support its code.On the other hand, HTML 5 introduced with JS Web worker API which made JavaScript code execution possible in its background along with the code execution of HTML.
4ShapesHTML does not support the drawing of trigonometric shapes through its code at the browser side.On the other hand, HTML5 allows drawing shapes like circle, rectangle, triangle, etc.
5Browser CompatibilityHTML has better compatibility as compared to HTML 5 as it is supported with new browsers as well as with all old browsers.On the other hand, HTML 5 is supported by all-new browsers like Firefox, Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, etc only and has limitations to be supported by older browsers.
Published on 13-Jan-2020 05:56:36