Microsoft Task Force Member
Chris Wilson is the group program manager for Internet Explorer Platform and Security at Microsoft. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the first Windows versions of NCSA Mosaic, the first mass-market WWW browser. This was also when he inflicted overlapping <B> and <I> tags on the world. 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 five years 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 implementations of CSS in Internet Explorer. Beginning in 2001, he spent a few years working on the Avalon project, but rejoined the IE team a year and a half ago to lead the IE Platform and Security team.
In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and scuba diving in the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Divemaster. With any free money, he replaces the cameras he’s destroyed by taking them underwater for dive photography.
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