List of HTML Versions with Year Wise

If you are web developer than you must know about html versions with year wise and what is HTML? If you search in google for HTML than you will see the result “Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, colour, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.”


1st version of HTML release in 1991

HTML 1.0 was very limited in terms of style and presentation of content. In HTML 1.0 for e

  • use tables,
  • use frame
  • specify fonts only,
  • change page background color
  • use forms inputs


2nd version of HTML release in 1995 and that is HTML 2.0

In 1995 a new version of HTML 2.0 come with only few supported tag for browser.. for example

  • Introduce Text filed and Option Filed for Form
  • Background


3rd version of HTML release in 1997 and that is HTML 3.2

In 1997 a new version of html 3.2 come with CSS.

  • Introduce CSS with html is complete revolution change in HTML world
  • Fully for of CSS is Cascading Style Sheet

4th version of HTML release in 1999 and that is HTML 4.01

In 1999 a new version of html 4.01 come with major changes for browsers


  • Most of browser are now supported css
  • Subsequent releases of version 4 browsers began incorporating CSS support.
  • HTML 4.0 with the use of style sheets, it is now possible to change the appearance/look of the website by changing just the style sheet (s) itself.


5th version of HTML release in 2000 and that is XHTML

In 2000 a new version of HTML,  XHTML 1.0 is the first HTML version based on XML instead of SGML. XML is more restrictive in its syntax rules and these are carried over into XHTML. There are no changes in the tags or attributes from HTML 4.01. Only syntax has changed, not the language or semanitcs. For example



  • <A HREF=”TEST.html”>Latest News?</A> Which was valid for HTML 4.01
  • In XHTML must be chang to => <a href=””>Latest HTML News</a>


6th Version of HTML release in 2014 and that is HTML5

In 2014 a new version of html come with HTML5 whichoffers new elements for better document structure, following are few example of NEW HTML5 Tag

  • <article>
  • <header>
  • <footer>
  • <nav>
  • <section>


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