Controversies of HTML5

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What’s up with HTML5? Why did the WHATWG drop the “5” not long after
W3C’s launch of a new HTML5 logo? What is and isn’t HTML? Bring
your questions and passion for the open web, standards leader and
HTML5 book author Tantek Çelik will lead a round-table
sure-to-be-lively conversation to help sort some of this out.

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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is a well known open web standards advocate and innovator. He is a founder and community leader of GMPG and, participates in the World Wide Consortium (W3C) CSS and HTML Working Groups, and works with numerous clients, such as Mozilla and Revision3, on web standards leadership and HTML5 upgrades. He is the author of HTML5 Now: A Step-By-Step Tutorial for Getting Started Today (New Riders: 2010).

Previously he was Chief Technologist at Technorati, where he led the design and development of new standards and technologies and before that he was a representative to the W3C for Microsoft, where he also helped lead the development of the award-winning Internet Explorer for Macintosh. Tantek lives in San Francisco, and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as a strong background in human interface and user-centered design from his many years at Apple Computer. He shares his thoughts at

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Steve Heffernan
03/31/2011 4:11pm PDT

Really great discussion. Thanks for leading it up Tantek.

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Tantek Çelik
03/31/2011 12:11pm PDT

Correction: the right Plancast link is this one:

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Tantek Çelik
03/31/2011 11:31am PDT

Add yourself to the Plancast and Facebook event pages for this session as well:

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  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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