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Sunday, March 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Politics Behind HTML5

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HTML5 is the flavor of the month. Steve Jobs thinks it will feed his cat, Google thinks it means whatever they think is good, and the rest of us are waiting to discover what (apart from video, better forms, and interoperable parsing on the web) it actually *is* when it's done. Obviously, there is a lot of interest in the next generation of such an important technology, and a lot of discussion about what it will be, how it works, etc. Where the people go, politics follows close behind. From CSSquirrel to MrLastWeek, from the New York Times to bloggers in Kyrgyzstan, people are also watching the politics. And there is a lot of it. On this panel, the people who have been there take you on a guided tour of the (smoky backroom) discussions and deals that shape HTML5, and looks at what is happening now. Where did HTML5 come from? Who were the players, who are the players, and what do they think? Why is X3D not in HTML5 if MathML is? What happened to accesskey, and why are people unhappy? Why does HTML5 have two licenses, and two specs? This panel *won't* answer your questions about how to include HTML5 in your website. It will explore the thorny questions you want to ask but nobody wants to answer, and we'll maybe have a little fun along the way.
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avatar for Paul Cotton

Paul Cotton

Partner Group MgrMicrosoft CanadaPaul is employed by Microsoft Canada and is presently Group Manger of Microsoft's interoperability team that covers HTML and Cloud technologies. Paul is currently co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group which is standardizing HTML5. He is also the Chair... Read More →
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John Foliot

Mgr Stanford Online Accessibility ProgramStanford UniversityAn internationally recognized web accessibility specialist, John has been creating and managing web sites for over 12 years. Prior to coming to Stanford, he successfully ran an independent consulting firm in Ottawa, Canada... Read More →
avatar for John Foliot

John Foliot

Mgr Stanford Online Accessibility ProgramStanford UniversityAn internationally recognized web accessibility specialist, John has been creating and managing web sites for over 12 years. Prior to coming to Stanford, he successfully ran an independent consulting firm in Ottawa, Canada... Read More →
avatar for Charles Mccathie Nevile

Charles Mccathie Nevile

Standards LeadOpera Software ASA


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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