To take advantage of many HTML5 features, you need to use client-side scripting techniques. Although you can use JavaScript to accomplish this task, using jQuery is easier and more beneficial. If you’re developing a modern web application, chances are you’re already using jQuery for your client-side scripting needs. So, sticking with jQuery for programming HTML5 features will make your code more readable, consistent, and manageable. In addition, jQuery offers many benefits over plain JavaScript (selectors and Ajax calls, for example, as discussed in this chapter) that you can use in your client-side code. Some HTML5 features require you to send data from the client to the server. This data transfer can be done effectively through Ajax requests to the server, and jQuery offers rich support for making Ajax requests. All the benefits mentioned here make jQuery an ideal choice for programming HTML5 features.


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