Tantek at BayCHI 2004.03.23

The next BayCHI-Web talk will be by Tantek Celik from Microsoft speaking on “Emerging Semantic HTML”. Tantek’s a CSS pro, and this talk on semanatic html and development is quite relevant and parallel to our notion of Layered Semantic Markup

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Here’s the abstract posted on the BayCHI calendar

There are many ways to say the same thing in HTML. With the increasing diversity of devices and readers (e.g. desktop web browsers, cell phones, robots), it is more important than ever to use mark-up for semantics and leave the presentation to media-specific stylesheets. Tantek will illustrate the emergent use of semantic XHTML as a sweet spot between old-style presentational HTML and dreams of the Semantic Web.

Tantek Çelik serves as Microsoft’s diplomat to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HyperText Markup Language (HTML) working groups. In his spare time, Tantek keeps a blog and tinkers with semantic Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), Favelets, and CSS examples. He also led the development of Tasman, the browser presentation engine at the heart of Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh and MSN for Macintosh.