Albatross!

This is the personal blog of Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft (and ex-Group Program Manager).

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  • Blog Post: Upcoming speaking engagements...

    Trying to stay ahead of the game, but as usual I'm not very good at publicizing what I'm doing. Next week, I will be a panelist on the panel "The Arrival of Web 2.0: The State of the Union on Browser Technology" at the Web 2.0 Expo O'Reilly conference, along with Brendan Eich of Mozilla, Chris Wetherell...
  • Blog Post: Phone interview with Jon Udell

    Jon Udell called me up a week or two ago and asked me a bunch of questions about web history, IE and the HTML WG. I think it's actually broadly interesting, and for once I don't sound like a third grader on speed. Well, too much. Check it out .
  • Blog Post: IE re-downloading background images

    Quick post - at the Ajax Experience conference, someone mentioned to me that IE was downloading background images multiple times if they were referenced in the stylesheets multiple times. I checked with the team, and they confirmed that they did address this problem in IE7, and it should be fixed (they...
  • Blog Post: I'm leaving my position as IE platform Group Program Manager…

    …HA! Gotcha! I’ve been juggling multiple roles on the IE team for a while. With the release of IE7, I decided (with my management’s support, of course) to focus my energy on the design of the IE web developer platform as the lead platform architect, rather than managing the platform program management...
  • Blog Post: Not even time to catch my breath...

    ...but I wanted to mention that I'm speaking next week at the Ajax Experience conference - both my usual IE7 talk (although updated a little - did you notice we shipped ? :) ) and a keynote talk entitled "The Once and Future Web". Oh, and I just dumped a bunch of pictures on Flickr , including a few...
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