Is html4 redundant now?

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I picked up an html book, isbn-0078823987, in a 2nd hand shop yesterday but have since learnt html5 is now standard.

Only 50p so no real loss if its no use. Just thought it might be handy at some point if I want to build a website or two.
 
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No, it will still come in handy.

W3C Working Group > HTML5 Differences from HTML4

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HTML has been in continuous evolution since it was introduced to the Internet in the early 1990s. Some features were introduced in specifications; others were introduced in software releases. In some respects, implementations and Web developer practices have converged with each other and with specifications and standards, but in other ways, they have diverged.

HTML4 became a W3C Recommendation in 1997. While it continues to serve as a rough guide to many of the core features of HTML, it does not provide enough information to build implementations that interoperate with each other and, more importantly, with Web content.
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