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Lesson 3:List of New Semantic/Structural Elements in HTML5

New Semantic/Structural Elements

HTML5 offers new elements for better structure:
Tag Description
<article>: Defines an article
<aside>: Defines content aside from the page content
<bdi> :Isolates a part of text that might be formatted in a different
direction from other text outside it
<command>: Defines a command button that a user can invoke
<details>: Defines additional details that the user can view or hide
<summary>: Defines a visible heading for a <details> element
<figure>: Specifies self-contained content, like illustrations, diagrams,
photos, code listings, etc.
<figcaption> :Defines a caption for a <figure> element
<footer> :Defines a footer for a document or section
<header> :Defines a header for a document or section
<hgroup> :Groups a set of <h1> to <h6> elements when a heading has
multiple levels
<mark>: Defines marked/highlighted text
<meter>: Defines a scalar measurement within a known range (a gauge)
<nav> :Defines navigation links
<progress>: Represents the progress of a task
<ruby>: Defines a ruby annotation (for East Asian typography)
<rt>: Defines an explanation/pronunciation of characters (for East
Asian typography)
<rp> :Defines what to show in browsers that do not support ruby
<section>: Defines a section in a document
<time> :Defines a date/time
<wbr>: Defines a possible line-break


New Media Elements
HTML5 offers new elements for media content:
Tag Description
<audio> Defines sound content
<video> Defines a video or movie
<source> Defines multiple media resources for <video> and <audio>
<embed> Defines a container for an external application or interactive
content (a plug-in)
<track> Defines text tracks for <video> and <audio>
The new <canvas> Element
Tag Description
<canvas> Used to draw graphics, on the fly, via scripting (usually
New Form Elements
HTML5 offers new form elements, for more functionality:
Tag Description
<datalist> Specifies a list of pre-defined options for input controls
<keygen> Defines a key-pair generator field (for forms)
<output> Defines the result of a calculation
Removed Elements
The following HTML 4.01 elements are removed from HTML5:
HTML5 Drag and Drop
Drag and drop is a very common feature. It is when you “grab” an object and
drag it to a different location.
In HTML5, drag and drop is part of the standard, and any element can be

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