Next week is the annual W3C technical plenary , aka TPAC 2010. It brings together participants in the W3C Community for an energetic week of coordinated work and discussion. A few hundreds of individuals from W3C Working and Interest Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee are traveling to Lyon, France for that week. On Wednesday, November 3rd, we offer a unique opportunityfor our broad W3C Community to gather in one room and discuss technical topics of general interest, and of significant importance to past, present and future of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Some of the topics during this Technical Plenary dayare relevant to the HTML platform and its future:
- Integration : XML/HTML convergence, by Tim Berners-Lee (W3C), and Integration of accessibility into W3C specifications, by Janina Sajka
- The New Open Web Client Platform: HTML5, CSS3, and other goodies in action
- Web and TV
The New Open Web Client Platform: HTML5, CSS3, and other goodies in actionwill get Google, Opera, Microsoft, and Mozilla to demonstrate what they can do with their implementations. We'll get to enjoy an HTML5 show and remind us of what we're all working towards. Popcorns are not included.
HTML.next will go beyond the previous session. With the HTML5 WG
entering the stretch drive, TPAC 2010 is a good opportunity to have
discussion on the next version of HTML. Renewed focus on
requirements from authoring tools,
<device>element, advanced audio functionality
for Web browsers, and existing opportunities across W3C working
groups are on the program.
As usual, this is going to be a busy week and several of us have to catch a plane soon (if they didn't already). If you don't get there, we'll have the minutes and audio recording available later (but no video recording unfortunately). If you want to stay on top, you can also follow #tpacon various social networking sites.