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Browser War: Episode II - Attack of the DOMs

Silicon Valley Web Builder

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

Sunnyvale, California 94089, CA

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Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs

Star Wars is a science fantasy saga and fictional galaxy created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during 1970s. Star Wars is a highly gross box office movie that makes millions of dollars while Browser Wars costs internet companies millions of dollars in Development and Quality Assurance. Browser Wars refers to the intense struggle between Internet Explorer (IE) and Netscape Navigator (NE) during the late 1990s, as in Browser Wars: Episode I. Beginning of 2004, growing threat from Mozilla Firefox (FF) and uprising of Opera (0) put Internet Explorer (IE) in another Browser Wars. We name this second Browser Wars: Episode II as WWWII in the internet world.

WWW has 5 years of peace after IE wins over Netscape and decides not to release any version after IE6. During these five short peaceful years, web developers begin to understand the Javascript better and further explore the technique AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML).


Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform- and language-neutral interface that will allow programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents. DOM, Javascript and CSS are critical components of AJAX that responsible for improved user experience in Web 2.0 Applications.

Attack of the DOMs is very relevant in this Browser Wars Episode II as Web 2.0 increasingly utilizes AJAX in interface design, functionality and web applications. Each browser implements its supported DOM. IE7 is known to suffer in performance from memory leaks that are related to its inherited DOM architectural design. Firefox quickly gains popularity with its DOM strategy among Web 2.0 communities with faster loading time. DOM Level 2 CSS allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and of style sheets documents. No designers can deny the importance of the interaction between CSS and DOM in rendering site design properly across browsers.

Internet Future is as foggy as San Francisco Fog. What would DOM Level 3, CSS2, CSS3, Acid Test 2, Acide Test 3, Microformat, Microbrowser advancement will bring to Web 2.0 communities? Joy or Sorrow? Excitement or Pain? Our browser expert, aka Yoda Master, Douglas Crockford from Yahoo, will be leading this WWW-shaking discussion with the world-renowned browser experts, Chris Wilson from IE, Mike Shaver from FireFox, and Håkon Wium Lie from Opera. These experts, aka Jedi Masters of its kind, will be calling their cards on the poker table. Would any of them accidentally fall off the table and fall into the Dark Side? We9ll find out very soon.

A world-famous movie like Star Wars can9t survive in history without a soundtrack. A world wide web event like Browser Wars won9t shine without a theme song. Our theme song is the soundtrack from the movie High School Musical - We9re All In This Together. This song is chosen to express the fact that Web Builders and Browsers must work together to make innovations for the future.

What: Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
When: Feb 28, 2007 Wed 6:00pm
Where: Yahoo Building C, 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale , California 94089
Who: Douglas Crockford, Architect at Yahoo & Founder of JSON (Moderator & Host)
Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Platform at Microsoft
Mike Shaver, Director of Ecosystem Development at Mozilla Corporation
Håkon Wium Lie, CTO at Opera & Founder of CSS
Lou Gervais, Founder of Silicon Valley Webguild & Technical Development SIG (MC)

Required Registration: http://browserwarii.eventbrite.com 

Our Theme Song: We9re All In This Together from High School Musical Movie Soundtrack

6:00pm Registration/Networking/Exhibits/Complimentary Refreshments
7:00pm Session I - Technical Presentations
Chris Wilson - IE
Mike Shaver - FireFox
Håkon Wium Lie - Opera
7:30pm Session II - Browser Wars Discussion
9:00pm Q&A/Giveaways

Host - Yahoo, Inc.
Complimentary Refreshments - Sponsored by Yahoo, Inc.
Promotional Gifts - Sponsored by Yahoo, Inc.
Giveaways: Sponsored by Microsoft IE

Exhibits:
Microsoft Internet Explorer DeveloperCenter
Opera Community

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Yahoo! Inc (Building C)
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089, CA 94539

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)


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