Interaction Domain Leader, World Wide Web Consortium
Philippe Le Hegaret heads the W3C Interaction Domain.
He oversees the development of technologies that shape the Web’s user interface, including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, and Web APIs. In addition to his focus on developing W3C’s open web platform standards, he oversees standards work in SMIL, MathML, Internationalization, Video on the Web and XForms.
Until July 2008, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.
Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull in 1998, where he also received the Bull R&D XML award for his work
focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. He wrote the first version of the CSS validator in 1997.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.
We want to create richer and more enjoyable user experiences on the web. New needs have emerged, driven by user expectations and desires, and by the functionality of software and hardware for new kinds of devices. This is what on-going work on web technology standardisation is currently addressing. Within World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this is one of the most active standardisation areas.
HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. Along with technologies like SVG, CSS3, and various APIs, the HTML5 Platform aims at enabling rich Web applications, including with video and graphic animation. Major Web browsers are all rushing to implement this new wave.
The presentation will cover technical perspectives, touch upon motivating requirements and use cases, and say something on how far standardisation on these technologies has progressed. And hopefully even some demos can illustrate what the emerging new technologies offer.
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