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Steven Pemberton

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Steven Pemberton

Steven Pemberton is a researcher affiliated with the Distributed and Interactive Systems group[1] at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands.

He was one of the designers of ABC, a programming language released in 1987, and editor-in-chief of the Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI)'s Bulletin from 1993-1999 and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s Interactions from 1998-2004.

Contributions to web standards[edit]

Pemberton was a contributing author of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 4.0[2] and HTML 4.01,[3] and chair of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) HTML Working Group.[4][5] He was a contributing author of the Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) specifications 1.0 in 2000[6] and 1.1 in 2001,[7] and chair of the XHTML 2 Working Group from 2006-9.[8]

He chaired the first W3C workshop on style sheets in 1995,[9] and was a contributing author of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Level 1 specification in 1996,[10] Level 2 in 1998,[11] and CSS Color Module Level 3 in 2002.[12]

Pemberton was co-chair of the W3C XForms Working Group from 2000-2007,[13][14] and in 2003 co-authored the XForms 1.0 specification.[15] In 2009 he co-authored the XForms 1.1[14] and XML Events[16] specifications. He was co-chair of the W3C Forms Working Group from 2010-2012.[17]


  • 2009: SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award.[18]
  • 2022: SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award.[19]


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