HTML Versions

HTML Versions

HTML5 is the latest version of HTML. HTML has evolved with the passage of time. Other versions of HTML include HTML 1.0, HTML 2.0, HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01 and XHTML.

Versions of HTML

HTML has never been like this, what it is right now. HTML, like many other languages has evolved with the passage of time and today it's much better and versatile than it was a long time ago.

Different Version of HTML has different properties. But today we use HTML5, HTML5 is the latest version of HTML.

HTML Versions List

  1. HTML 1.0: released in 1991
  2. HTML 2.0: released in 1995
  3. HTML 3.2: released in 1997
  4. HTML 4.01: released in 1999
  5. XHTML: released in 2000
  6. HTML5: released in 2014

HTML 1.0

HTML 1.0 or first version of HTML was a version of SGML that had ability to link different document or pages using 'href'.

HTML 1.0 had 20 elements or tags, now latest version of HTML, ie HTML5 has a lot more.

HTML 2.0

After HTML 1.0, the second version of HTML was released in 1994. HTML 2.0 was an expansion of HTML 1.0.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) was behind it's creation.

HTML 3.2

HTML 3.2 was released In 1997. HTML 3.2 had many new features like tables, superscript, subscript etc.

Two most important features introduced in HTML 3.2 were tables and text flow around images.

Tables were widely used and programmers still use them but it is not recommended anymore. In HTML5 div tags and other semantic elements are used more frequently instead of table element.

HTML 4.01

HTML 4.01 was released In 1999. HTML 4.01 introduced features like scripting, style sheets, better tables, better forms frames and embedding objects.

HTML 4.01 was a revised version of HTML 4.0, it also included features for the disabled people to enhance their interactivity with the Global world through Internet.


In 2000 XHTML was released. XHTML stands for Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language. XHTML has strict set of rules and it is basically an XML application of HTML.


So all of this added up and then after so many year HTML5 was released in 2014. HTML5 is the best version of HTML up till now. HTML5 improved user interactivity so much and also lessened the burden of devices.

HTML5 fully supports all kind of media application that are there. HTML5 supports both audio and video media content. HTML5 also provides full support for JavaScript to run in the background.