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Old 04-13-2017, 01:31 AM   #1
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Will HTML4 be always supported by browsers?


Hello,

Since the informatics are evolving at the speed of light, things are changing all the time and file format are in constant improvements and changes. Compatibility issues is not cool, since you are bound to given format changes. The browsers are supporting modern formats (x)HTML4,5,... java.

The readability may be an issue with complex, modern, html formats. You can however make a simple website using HTML4 for simplicity and perso motivations.

However, will HTML4 be supported by browsers always?
https://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/dtd.html

Probably or Probably not?

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Old 04-13-2017, 02:27 AM   #2
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Since the informatics are evolving at the speed of light, things are changing all the time and file format are in constant improvements and changes. Compatibility issues is not cool, since you are bound to given format changes. The browsers are supporting modern formats (x)HTML4,5,... java.

The readability may be an issue with complex, modern, html formats. You can however make a simple website using HTML4 for simplicity and perso motivations.
It's not that HTML5 is a completely different thing from HTML4, more like an evolution of HTML standard: some things were added, some changed, some removed. But it's still very much the same HTML.

And what do you mean by "readability may be an issue"? It's the same as with HTML4: how readable it is depends on the author. And nothing stops you from making a simple website using HTML5 as well.

BTW, Java in the browsers is dead (or soon will be), because major browser vendors are removing plugin support in favor of the same HTML5.

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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I think no, just because HTML4 and HTML5 are quite similars, as audriusk sayed, "It's not that HTML5 is a completely different thing from HTML4, more like an evolution of HTML standard: some things were added, some changed, some removed. But it's still very much the same HTML."
In my opinion HTML4 wont be removed in browser for a long, long time, only because that similarity between 5 and 4, some of the tags still the same after versions and version, only when the tags change to an unrecognizable form, that moment is when html4 pages will become unreadables.
 
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BTW, Java in the browsers is dead (or soon will be), because major browser vendors are removing plugin support in favor of the same HTML5.
I think he meant Javascript.

Or at least I hope he did.
 
  


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