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24 days ago by friedelitis
RT : Find out what the is and how it relates to educational practices from educators who are actively engaged i…
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27 days ago by friedelitis
RT : Fundadora de , creadora de y una maestra de la . es una inspiración para la…
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4 weeks ago by rtanglao
Silos, IndieWeb, and Me - - Scott Merrill from Columbus, OH
I recently used the “Download your Twitter data” feature at the bottom of the Your Twitter Data portion of the Twitter account settings. This gave me all of my tweets, in several formats. I then spent several weeks poking at all of this data, and working on how to display it sanely right here on my own website.

I ended up writing several little scripts to exercise the Twitter API to obtain the original content of things I’d retweeted, as well as the original content of tweets to which I replied. It was a fun little exercise, and a bit of a diversion from the kind of techncial work I do at work.

The next step was to develop a solution for me to create content here first, and then cross-post to Twitter. In this way, I can always be the primary source of all of my content. There is a clever acronym for this process: POSSE “Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere”.
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5 weeks ago by W6AZ
Berners-Lee: Weaving the Web
Our argument was that everyone could continue to store data in any form they like, and manage it in any way they like.

Putting the web out on alt.hypertext was a watershed event. It exposed the Web to a very critical academic community.

As a good software engineer, I wanted to standardize separatley each of the three specifications central to the web: the URI, the HTTP protocol, and HTML. The next meetin of the IETF was in March 1992 in San Diego, and I went to see how things worked, and how to start a working group. The answer came from Joyce Renyold, who oversaw one area within the IETF. She said I had to first hold a "birds-of-a-feather" session to discuss wehther there should be a working group. If there was a consensus, people at the session could drow up a charter...."

June 1992 - Berners-Lee leaves CERN for three months

At the IETF meeting I held my birds-of-a-feather esssion to investgiate forming a working group to standardize the URI spec, as Joyc Renyolds had suggested. We met in a small room at the Hyatt Hotel. I presented the idea of a university document identiifer - my original name for it - and said I was inereted in it being adopted as an Internet standard. [ There was pushback, especially at calling the protocol "universal". A compromise was stuck and "Universal" became "Uniform". A working group for the URI formed, which was changed to URL]

After months of tather uncontrolled aruging in the IETF, it seemed that they had to take either all of the Web, or none of it. In the end I wrote a specificaiton on how URIs were used on the Web, and issued it to the IETF community as an informaitonal "Request for Comment 1630". While hurried and with a few mistakes, it was a foothold for future progress.

At the March 1993 IETF meeting in Columbus, Ohio, held after the annoucmenet [about Gopher charging], I was accosted in the corridors: "Okay, this is what happened to gopher. Is CERN going to do the same thing with the WWW?" I listened carefully to poeples' concerns and to what they said they would or would not find acceptable. I also sweated anxiously behind my calm exterior.
During the preceding year I had been trying to get CERN to release the intellectual property rights to the Web code under the General Public License (GPL) so that others could use the fallout of hte gopher debacle, there were already rumors that large companies like IBM would not allow the Web on the premises if there was any kind of licenseing issue... and that included the GPL.
CERN had not yet made up its mind. I returned from Columbus and swiftly switched my request, from getting a GPL to having the Web technology put in the general public domain, with no strings attached.
On APril 30 RObert and I received a declaration with a CERN stamp, signed by one of hte directors, saying that CERN agreed to allow anybody to use the Web protocol and code free of charge.

The web could splinter into various factions - some commercial, some academic, som free, some not. This would defat the very purpose of the web: to be a single univeresal, accessible hypertext medium for sharing information.

[ swapped emails with Michael Dertuozos about forming a consortioum, met him in Zurich. ]

About twenty-five of the early Web developers gathered at O'Reilly's offices in Cambridge. Including [Lou Montuilli, Eric Bina, Marc Andressen, Chrs Wilson, Alex Totic, Tom Bruce (Cello) Pei Wei Steve Putz (Xerox PARC). The focus of the meeting was on defining the most important things to do next for the Web development community.

[Takes meeting from Digital Equiment Corportaion, who really want there to be an indepedent body governing the standards of the web.]

The X Consortioum plan had been so well defined that Al ended up convincing me to follow a similar model.

I also realized that by following the conosrtium route I could keep a neutral viepoint, affording me a much clearer picture of the very dramatic, evolvoing scene than a corporate position would allow. I wanted to see the Web profilferate...due to the confidentialitiy and the requirement of having to be neutral

Starting a consortium, therefore, represented the best way for me to see the full span of the web community as it spread into more and more areas [not because he hated money or anything]

The conference began at CERN on May 25, and would last three days. [350 people were in attendance]

Reporteres there, overdoing it a little, to the dub the meeting "Woodstock of the Web"

[Closing speech at conference] I talked about several technical points, which was fine. I announced the upcoming consortium, which was fine. But then I finished by pointing out that, like cientists, people in the web development commiunity had to be ethhically and morally aware of what they were doing.

September 1 seemed like a good starting date [at MIT Consortium]

Meanwhile, encouraged by George Metakides in Brussels, MIT and CERN inkend an agreement to start the World Wide Web Consortium.... It was annouced in Boston by Martin Bangemann [Reports in AP, Boston Globe, etc)

I wanted the consortioum to operate in a way that reflected a weblike experience. The web would not be an isolated tool used by people in their lives, or even a mirror of real life; it would be part of the very fabric of the web of life we all help weave.

[Some of the first members were the Digital Equipment people, as well as HP, IBM and Netscape]

The consortium would also take great pains to remain a "vendor neutral" forum for its members. A small, core staff housed at the Laborarotry for Computer Science (LCS) and sites in Europe and Asia would produce specifications and sample code [which anyone could use]

Most of the organizations that were signing up were companies interested primarly in advancing the technology for their own benefit. The competitive nature of the group would drive the developments, and always bring everyone to the table. Yet members also knew that collaboration was the most efficient.

One of the top priorities was network securtiy [Netscape had begun indepdently working on SSL to process credit card transactions]

In three short days huge events took place that would forever alter the Web's future: The consortoium members met for the first time; Netscape released the commercial version of its browser; and CERN decided after all not to be a W3C host site.

December 14, 1994: Consortoium meets for the first time at LCS

We use Dave Ragget's Arena brwoser and the CERN server as test beds.

The process did not put the consortium in a position of control; it was just providing a place for people to come and reach consensus.

December 16, 1994: CERN focuses all of their efforts on the Large Hadron Collider and decides not to be the host of the W3C. It is moved to France's National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)

keynote speaker was Thabo Mbeki [at G7], deputy president of South Africa. Mbeki delivered a profound speech on how people shoud seize the new technology to empower themsevles; to keep themselves informed about the truth of their own economic, political and cultureal circumstances; and to give themselves a voice that all the world could hear. I could not have writeen a better mission statement for the World Wide Web.

The first time Tim Berners-Lee and Ted Nelson met, he owed him money. p. 65

Add first conference to milestones

Start with the backdoor meeting at the first WWW Conference

This all came to a head in a single seek. On December 16, just two days after the first meeting of the consortium, and one day after Netscape Navigator 1.0 is released, CERN drops out.
5 weeks ago by thotw
A Brief History of HTML | Aten Design Group
When the original HTML draft expired in 1994, the IETF created the first HTML Working Group (HTMLWG), who created HTML 2. Also in 1994, Tim created the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), with a mission To lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web. If that sounds like what the HTMLWG was doing, that's because it was. The two standards bodies didn't run in parallel for long.

In 1996, after a series of additions to HTML 2, the IETF HTMLWG was closed and further work on HTML moved to the W3C.
5 weeks ago by thotw
A Brief History of Markup · An A List Apart Article
There was never any such thing as HTML 1. The first official specification was HTML 2.0, published by the IETF, the Internet Engineering Task Force.

Many of the features in this specification were driven by existing implementations. For example, the market-leading Mosaic web browser of 1994 already provided a way for authors to embed images in their documents using an <img> tag. The img element later appeared in the HTML 2.0 specification.

Add the milestone of HTML 2.0 (if it's not already up) since it was created by IETF
5 weeks ago by thotw
HTML 5.2: 1. Introduction
For its first five years (1990-1995), HTML went through a number of revisions and experienced a number of extensions, primarily hosted first at CERN, and then at the IETF.
5 weeks ago by thotw
Facts About W3C
In October 1994, Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Computer Science [MIT/LCS] in collaboration with CERN, where the Web originated (see information on the original CERN Server), with support from DARPA and the European Commission.
6 weeks ago by thotw
AMP and WordPress will scale performance on the web for millions of users, hate it or love it | GlückPress
Tremendous piece on the reason for AMP’s existence, and why it’s fighting to be an open standard without going through a standards body.
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6 weeks ago by danielbachhuber
Proud and glad to contribute my perspective on why the matters for education.
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6 weeks ago by friedelitis
(1/X) Aktuelle Herausforderung für ,ein Beispiel: Ich könnte bei der kleinen Webseite eigentl…
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6 weeks ago by eoto
RT : Really have a huge smile on my face after this. So much cool and inspiring stuff.
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7 weeks ago by mozillascience

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