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Chris Wilson is the Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft, as well as co-chair of the W3C’s HTML Working Group. Chris began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, the first mass-market WWW browser. After leaving NCSA in 1994 and spending a year working on the web browser for SPRY, Inc., he joined Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team as a developer in 1995.
In the course of a decade on the IE team, Chris has participated in many standards working groups, in particular helping develop standards for Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, the Document Object Model and XSL through the W3C working groups. He also developed the first implementation of Cascading Style Sheets in Internet Explorer – the first, in fact, in any mass-market web browser. Beginning in 2001, he spent a few years working on the Avalon project, but rejoined the IE team in 2004 to lead the IE Platform and Security team.
In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and daughter, and scuba diving in the tropics as well as the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Assistant Instructor. Occasionally he remembers to share his thoughts on his blog, but more frequently updates his Flickr account and Twitter.