Whats part of HTML5?

I have read some books about HTML5. In many of these books the authors describe the geolocation-api or the webstorage-api in context of HTML5. But they aren't actually part of the HTML5-Specification, are they? Is it still okay to call them HTML5 features? Does this also apply to WebSockets and Web Workers?

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From MDN,

HTML5 is the latest evolution of the standard that defines HTML. The term represents two different concepts:

  • It is a new version of the language HTML, with new elements, attributes, and behaviors,
  • and a larger set of technologies that allows more diverse and powerful Web sites and applications. This set is sometimes called HTML5 & friends and often shortened to just HTML5.

So those aren't part of HTML5 in the first sense, but they are in the second one.


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