Ian Jacobs at W3C
The most reliable way to reach me is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Starting 1 February 2015: Head of W3C Payments Activity
- 2011: Led project to create Community Groups
- Early 2004 through January 2015: Head of W3C Marketing and Communications
- 2001-2004: Involved in design and implementation of W3C Patent Policy
- 1997-2004: Technical Editor
- Co-editor of
Architectural Principles of the
World Wide Web, Volume One, authored by W3C's
Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
Addressability, and the use of HTTP GET and POST
- Authoritative Metadata
- User Agent
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Recommendation, with Jon Gunderson
and Eric Hansen. Refer also to the Techniques for UAAG
1.0, published as a Note at the same time as the
- Common User Agent
Problems, W3C Note, with Karl Dubost and Hugo Haas.
- Authoring Tool
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Recommendation, with Jutta
Treviranus, Charles McCathieNevile, and Jan Richardson. Refer also
Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0,
published as a Note at the same time as the Recommendation.
- Accessibility Features of
SMIL, W3C Note, with Marja Koivunen.
- Accessibility Features of
CSS, W3C Note, with Judy Brewer.
- Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Recommendation, with Wendy
Chisholm and Gregg Vanderheiden. Refer also to the Techniques for
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, published as a Note
at the same time as the Recommendation.
- DOM Level 1
Recommendation (helping a little with the HTML portion of the
- CSS 2.0 Recommendation,
with Bert Bos,
Håkon Lie, and Chris Lilley.
- HTML 4.0 Recommendation,
with Dave Raggett and
Arnaud Le Hors.
- W3C Process Document
- January 2004: Architecture
of the World Wide Web, at
xml.gov in Washington, D.C.
- March 2002: W3C
Technologies and Accessibility, for the
Universities of Venezia and Bologna (Forli).
- March 2001:
Authoring Accessible Help for the Web, for WinWriters Conference
- May 2000: Web
Accessibility and Device Independence, by Judy Brewer and Ian
Jacobs, presented at the Ninth
International World Wide Web Conference (WWW9), Amsterdam, The
- February 2000: W3C and
accessibility, presented at Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italy.
- 15 November 1999:
Making the Web Accessible, with Charles McCathieNevile at
Microsoft in Seattle Washington (USA).
- 18 December 1998:
Architecture of the World Wide Web, at the University of Bologna Computer
Science Department in Bologna, Italy (in Italian).
- From 1994 to 1997 I lived in New York City working as a teacher
of English as a second language, a translator, and then a computer
consultant. I put together some documents (Postscript generated
from TeX) while teaching English as a Second Language:
- From March through August 1994 I lived in Bologna, Italy and
worked at the University of
Bologna Computer Science Dept. I believe I designed the Dept.'s
first Web site, although it no longer exists. I also worked on a
paper (though not as a co-author) entitled "Replicated
File Management in Large-Scale Distributed Systems". I coined
the name of the system: RELACS. One of the authors of the paper, Ozalp Babaoglu, was
responsible for my being able to work at the University, as was my
friend Dr. Andrea
Asperti, whom I had met while working at the INRIA in
- From early 1990 to 1994 I lived in Paris at 6 rue Saint Sulpice
and worked in the Chloe Project at the INRIA in
Rocquencourt (the project no longer exists, sadly). I worked on
a system called
Centaur, an generator of programming language environments,
that was produced by the Croap
project at INRIA Sophia and managed by Gilles Kahn. I was
responsible for all of the documentation and published several
INRIA reports about this work:
- RT-0150 The
Sophtalk reference manual
- RT-0140 A
- I worked at the INRIA Sophia
from approximately September 1989 until January 1990 in the Croap
project on Centaur. I lived in the back of a small house outside
the village of Opio.
- I got a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from the Cerics
in Sophia Antipolis, France from the fall of 1988 until the
summer of 1989. My fellow students included Arnaud Le Hors,
Vincent Prunet, Renaud Marlet, and young colleague Daniel Dardailler.
- I arrived in France in the fall of 1987 to work at the Ecole des Mines de Paris in
Sophia Antipolis, France. I had a one year "stage" (internship)
that lasted until the fall of 1988.
- I graduated from Yale in May
1987, where I majored in Electrical Engineering. My primary fun
activity there was in an improvisational comedy group known as the
Purple Crayon, founded
in 1985 by Eric Berg and 14 others of us. The group continues to
Some old geek humor
- More recent photos
- Oct 2001: World Trade Center, ground zero
- May 2001: Hong Kong. See photos from Daniel
Dardailler, and in particular a
photo of Daniel and Ian.
- April 2001:
Hugo, Philipp, Joe, and Tim visit Santa Cruz.
- November 2000: Advisory Committee meeting
in Cambridge, MA. Funny
picture with Gerald Oskoboiny('s likeness).
- October 2000: Bristol, London,
Chicago (Wedding of Mia and Adam, Purple Crayon folks, and
- September 2000: New York, Paris,
- February 2000: Photo at Palazzo
Chigi (refer also to presentation I gave
on W3C). Photo at W3C a week later
- November 1998: Kyoto and Tokyo
- Glen Eden (a place in Michigan where I
have spent part of many summers).
See lots of photos at Gerald
Ian Jacobs (email@example.com)
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