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74: HTML Semantics with Bruce Lawson

June 18, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 2 minutes • Wiki Entry

HTML5 brought more semantic elements to HTML. How's that going? Why should developers use semantic HTML? Bruce Lawson joins Jen Simmons to discuss HTML, semantics, accessibility, ARIA roles, microformats, microdata, RDFa, web components and more.

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