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Tuesday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Voices From The HTML5 Trenches: Browser Wars IV

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The term HTML5 now refers to the much-hyped kitchen sink of the web. It covers *everything* including things not officially part of the HTML5 specification. Yet "HTML5" is now the catch phrase to describe the new wave of platform competition on the web, and browser vendors vie to outdo each other on benchmark tests touting compliance and performance. Every major browser vendor -- Apple, Opera, IE, Chrome, and Firefox -- will have a significant browser release by SxSW 2011. Microsoft's recent IE9 press event suggests that they are "all in for HTML5." So if all of us browser vendors are "all in" for HTML5, what does this mean for web developers? And what's up with the dirty marketing buzz around tests and demo pages? This panel will expose the areas where we browser vendors cooperate as well as compete, and will push on the painful spots where we seem to disagree. We'll bring every major browser vendor to the table, and talk about open video on the web (and video codecs), what this all means to Flash, APIs (including contentious ones, like databases), CSS (including once hot areas like fonts) graphics, SVG vs. Canvas, WebGL, Device APIs, and security. This browser wars panel will be less like Inside Baseball, and more about the practical issues confronting web developers today. We'll poke at the raw spots that browser vendors need to discuss. As always, audience participation will account for a substantial chunk of time.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7286

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Lars Erik Bolstad

VP Core TechOpera SoftwareLars Erik has led the development of Opera's cross-platform browser engine, Presto, since 2001. Prior to joining Opera he worked for Netscape in Europe. Lars Erik is also currently chairing the W3C Geolocation working group.
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Brendan Eich

CTOMozilla
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John Hrvatin

Sr Program Mgr LeadMicrosoft
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Arun Ranganathan

Mavenarunranga.comArun's worked on the Netscape browser and on Firefox, spending about 10 years of his adult life working on the Mozilla open source project. He also worked as an architect at AOL, and currently writes and acts in New York city, as well as co-founded South Asian language... Read More →
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Alex Russell

Software EngineerGoogleAlex Russell is a software engineer at Google, working on Chrome and Chrome Frame. Prior to joining Google he contributed to the development of the Dojo Toolkit. He's fighting IE 6 so you don't have to.



Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C

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