Those who use HTML5 might know that it is owned by the World Wide Web Consortium, which also goes under W3C. The W3C is an international partnership that means to provide standards across the web so that protocols from all over the world are inter-accessible.
Recently, the W3C have updated the long running HTML 5, bringing forth what is referred to as the first minor update of the fifth major update for HTML. HTML 5.1 for short, the new standard comes with some new features and replaces HTML 5.
The focus behind HTML 5.1 has been further helping web developers in creating their applications, but also adding new features that would enhance HTML‘s capability of adapting to the most recent service patterns observed in the web medium, maintaining the platform relevant.
While there are indeed some new elements and improvements brought over to HTML 5.1, it is important to remember that it is still a minor update, meaning that users shouldn’t expect an insane number of additions. Some of the new elements are comprised of combo tags, which now include <dialog>, <summary>, <details> and <picture>, giving application developers even more room for expression.
While web developers are encouraged to embrace the new changes, it is worth mentioning that the W3C plans on releasing a new HTML standard, HTML 5.2 to be more specific, which will replace the newly added 5.1. Users can expect HTML 5.2 to drop sometime during the ending months of 2017, meaning that there is still a long way to go.