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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Playing audio files

The audio element enables a simple way to play audio files in the browser. Adoption of this element had many controversial discussions mostly due to the lack of common grounds for a format. Initially Ogg Vorbis ( was the format suggested in the W3C specification.


Up-to-date information on browser support for different formats can be found on

In this recipe, we will take a look at the element and some of the basic attributes that can be applied on it.

Getting ready

In order to play an audio we need an actual audio file. You can pick one on your own or use the one that comes with the example. The file will be served from the music folder. We will use Mozart—Clarinet Concerto in A K. 622, II. Adagio by Jason Weinberger & the WCFSO available at the free music archive

The file is of type .mp3, but for the purpose...