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Update From The W3C Performance Working Group and Challenges

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The mission of the Web Performance Working Group is to create standards to enhance aspects of Web application performance of user agent features and APIs. Some of them are already deployed in today's major browsers, like Navigation Timing or Page Visibility. This presentation presents the status on our ongoing work as well as the latest proposals on improving Web performance. It will also present some of the common pitfalls of Web Applications and discuss potential way forward to improve the performance of the Open Web Platform.

Philippe Le Hegaret heads the W3C Interaction Domain, which produces front-end Web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, or Web APIs. He is currently a participant in the Web Performance Working Group and organized the W3C workshop on Video on the Web in 2007. 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 and co-edited some of the DOM specifications.

A special thanks to Microsoft for hosting our event!

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Thanks to the Startup Institute for sponsoring pizza and beverages.


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