IP491F13A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session One Notes

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Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our first session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?


  • Now that we’ve had our first session, what do you want to know?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.


3 thoughts on “IP491F13A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session One Notes

  1. Coby says:

    I liked that you gave us a good overview of where HTML has come from and where it is going. It helped give me context about how new features are added and why.

    I am amazed at how many people are involved in the progression of HTML and it is no wonder they had to change their approach to moving it forward. I wonder if WHATWG and the W3C will diverge more and more as time goes on and how that will affect adoption.

    What will i do with that knowledge? Well I guess I know where to look and find out what is new on the horizon and feel reassured that things aren’t moving so fast that previous HTML “rules” will be unsupported anytime soon.

    What do I want to know? I’m looking forward to learning some of the new things that are and will be possible with HTML5.

  2. christina says:

    I was just wondering why Modernizr was the javascript library of choice? (sorry if this was covered in class) – is this library just specific to this project or recommended for all?


    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Christina,
      We have talked about this in class but I’ll address this briefly:

      Modernizr is a tool for detecting features in the user’s browser. This allows you as creator the web page to plan and work around what the user will experience when viewing your page.

      Until all browsers support all features in HTML5 we will need tools like this.

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