WWW2005: Microformats Track

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As recently announced by Mark Baker, Tantek Çelik and I will be co-chairing a full-day track on microformats as part of Developers’ Day at WWW2005.  We’ll announce the details in the near future, but we can already say that have some great speakers and topics lined up.  I encourage anyone who can to come check it out.  You can register at the WWW2005 site; make sure to check the option for “Developers’ Day, 5/14” when you do.

Tantek and I will also be presenting a poster on XMDP at the conference, and on Tuesday, May 10th, I’ll be delivering a half-day tutorial on Standards-Based Design—assuming enough people register, anyway—as well as delivering the afternoon keynote at, and participating in the closing panel for, the 2nd International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web Accessibility (W4A).

Add to that an expected public appearance in Tokyo the evening of Friday the 13th (for which I hope to have details very soon) as well as a few other agenda items, and I’ve started to wonder if I’m going to have any time to sightsee while I’m there.  That’s becoming something of a theme, actually: I’m not expecting to have more than a day or so to make the rounds when I’m in London this June.

For some reason, I’m reminded of Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles: “Work work work work work!”


  1. You shouldn’t complain dude — you have a great career. I’d love to be in your work situation.

  2. Regarding your coding for this article (you may delete this comment if you wish), you have <acronym title=”XHTML Meta Data Profiles”><a href=”http://gmpg.org/xmdp/” title=”XMDP”>XMDP</a></acronym>. This means you have two title attributes against XMDP and the inner title for the anchor overrides the outer one for acronym (at least in FF1.02). You might want to remove the title on the anchor tag as it provides no additional information.

  3. Yeah, and as luck would have it your Microformats day is on the same day I’m presenting all day too. Murphy’s Law of Conferences strikes again . . .

  4. How many continents have you been to Eric? ‘nough said.

  5. I believe that Mel Brooks quote is from ‘High Anxiety’.

  6. I didn’t mean to sound offensive — if I came across that way, I apologize. It’s just that it sounded a little bit like complaining because at least you’re going to Japan and you’ll see something, even if not as a tourist. And at least you’re a world-famous, multi-published, web evangelist guru who gets to speak at cool WWW conferences with other world-famous web gurus. From my perspective, your having to go to Japan to ‘work, work, work, work, work’ is a dream come true.

  7. “Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work. Hello boys. Have a good night’s rest? I missed you.” is the full quote from Blazin’ Saddles.

    “Work work work” is also a great quote by Wash from Firefly’s two hour pilot (not the one-hour first episode) :)

    Damien

  8. Looking forward to seeing you there! Should be an amazing week.

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