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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is a Mozilla employee developing and coordinating work on web standards. Tantek is usually in the SF office MWF and occasionally in the Mountain View office. Contact info:

As Mozilla's Web Standards Lead, Tantek helps advance the open web platform by editing and contributing to specifications, participating in working groups, and helping coordinate Mozilla's work on standards in general.

Tantek prioritizes working on critical areas where the open web or standards are threatened, either directly, by proprietary (or oligopolic) efforts, or indirectly, by badly designed standards, e.g. standards biased toward large companies, rather than individual users, authors, designers, and developers.


What Tantek is working on at Mozilla:


Here's three things you can do to get started:

  1. get on IRC with Colloquy - see https://wiki.mozilla.org/Irc#Colloquy for details
  2. create an account on https://wiki.mozilla.org/ and edit your user page
  3. create an account on http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

contributing faq

  • Q: Why can't I edit the Main_Page?
    • A: The Main_Page is only editable by a subset of users. Tantek doesn't have permission to edit it!
  • Q: My User page says: "There is currently no text in this page. You can search for this page title in other pages, search the related logs." - How do I create/edit it?
    • A: First make sure you have confirmed your email address. Check your email for a confirmation message from MozillaWiki and then click the link in it. You should see a message like "your email address is now confirmed."
    • A2: Or you can't because you're a new user (this is to reduce the creation of spam pages). Get someone you know at Mozilla to create your page for you as a stub, e.g. with {{stub}}.
    • A3: Or the MozillaWiki has cached your User page (perhaps from before you confirmed you email). Try loading your user page with a "?" after the URL and see if you get an "Edit" link in the header.


A few of the pages I've created in the past

ideas to explore

Some ideas to consider exploring. Tantek has not taken on these (yet). This is a place to collect potential tasks. Feel free to grab any of these and ask Tantek questions about suggested approach(es) etc.

additional potential CSS work

  • Proposing -moz- innovations. There are numerous -moz- innovations like selectors (e.g. :-moz-broken), properties, and values.
    • Methodology: if we can document, determine, or hear of (e.g. from web designers/developers) real world public web use cases for any particular -moz- innovation, then we should consider pursuing standardization of it. Otherwise, it's better to not standardize so we can change our implementation as needed to match our internal needs (e.g. for UI/themes etc.).

various UI thoughts

  • "about:downloads" to address/bring up a "downloads window" view which would be one way to put the downloads window into a tab (and perhaps even enable that as a default option, downloads in a tab rather than separate window). This seems so obvious that there must be an existing bug / feature request for this.

APNG adoption


gift suggestions

Here are some nice Mozilla / Firefox related gifts from the Mozilla store.


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