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Updated: 2017-04-25T14:12:43Z

 



W3C Marks Second Anniversary of W3Cx with New Training Offerings for Web Developers

2017-04-25T14:12:43Z

Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, W3C is expanding its program offerings with an introductory level course in JavaScript development, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the […](image)

(image) Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, W3C is expanding its program offerings with an introductory level course in JavaScript development, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. All courses, designed to build or advance critical skills in Front-End Web development, are open for enrollment and will start on May 30. This second anniversary also includes the milestone of exceeding enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every world country. Read more in the press release.

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QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components Note Published

2017-04-18T17:50:34Z

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components. This document describes an extension to the existing RDF Data Cube ontology to support specification of key metadata required to interpret spatio-temporal data. The RDF Data Cube defines CodedProperties, which relate to a […](image)

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components. This document describes an extension to the existing RDF Data Cube ontology to support specification of key metadata required to interpret spatio-temporal data. The RDF Data Cube defines CodedProperties, which relate to a reference system based on a list of terms. QB4ST provides generalized support for numeric and other ordered references systems, particularly Spatial Reference Systems and Temporal Reference Systems.

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Call for Review: XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0 Proposed Recommendation Published

2017-04-18T17:50:34Z

The XSLT Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0. This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 3.0, a language designed primarily for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. XSLT 3.0 is a revised version of the XSLT 2.0 Recommendation published on 23 January 2007. The primary […](image)

The XSLT Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0. This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 3.0, a language designed primarily for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. XSLT 3.0 is a revised version of the XSLT 2.0 Recommendation published on 23 January 2007. The primary purpose of the changes in this version of the language is to enable transformations to be performed in streaming mode, where neither the source document nor the result document is ever held in memory in its entirety. Another important aim is to improve the modularity of large stylesheets, allowing stylesheets to be developed from independently-developed components with a high level of software engineering robustness. Comments are welcome through 19 May.

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W3C Invites Implementations of Encoding

2017-04-14T04:49:50Z

The Internationalization Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Encoding. The UTF-8 encoding is the most appropriate encoding for interchange of Unicode, the universal coded character set. Therefore for new protocols and formats, as well as existing formats deployed in new contexts, this specification requires (and defines) the UTF-8 encoding.(image)

The Internationalization Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Encoding. The UTF-8 encoding is the most appropriate encoding for interchange of Unicode, the universal coded character set. Therefore for new protocols and formats, as well as existing formats deployed in new contexts, this specification requires (and defines) the UTF-8 encoding.

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Call for Review: 3 Proposed Recommendations published for Social Web Working Group

2017-04-18T17:49:24Z

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation for three documents: Micropub: The Micropub protocol is used to create, update and delete posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients. Web apps and native apps (e.g., iPhone, Android) can use Micropub to post and edit articles, short notes, comments, likes, photos, events or […](image)

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation for three documents:

  • Micropub: The Micropub protocol is used to create, update and delete posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients. Web apps and native apps (e.g., iPhone, Android) can use Micropub to post and edit articles, short notes, comments, likes, photos, events or other kinds of posts on your own website.
  • Activity Streams 2.0: This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format.
  • Activity Vocabulary: The Activity Streams 2.0 Core Syntax defines the JSON syntax for Activity Streams and a set of abstract types and properties that describe past, present and future Activities. This document defines the vocabulary properties.

Comments are welcome through 15 May 2017.

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W3C Invites Implementations of ActivityPub

2017-04-14T04:49:48Z

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and […](image)

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and subscribing to content.

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First Public Working Draft: CSS Fill and Stroke Module Level 3

2017-04-14T04:49:48Z

The Cascading Style Sheets Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fill and Stroke Module Level 3. This specification describes how text and SVG graphical elements are filled and stroked by defining a number of properties that control the appearance and shape of an element’s fill and stroke. The module contains […](image)

The Cascading Style Sheets Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fill and Stroke Module Level 3. This specification describes how text and SVG graphical elements are filled and stroked by defining a number of properties that control the appearance and shape of an element’s fill and stroke. The module contains the features of CSS relating to filling and stroking text and SVG shapes.

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W3C Invites Implementations of Beacon

2017-04-18T17:49:10Z

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Beacon. This specification defines an interface that web developers can use to schedule asynchronous and non-blocking delivery of data that minimizes resource contention with other time-critical operations, while ensuring that such requests are still processed and delivered to destination.(image)

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Beacon. This specification defines an interface that web developers can use to schedule asynchronous and non-blocking delivery of data that minimizes resource contention with other time-critical operations, while ensuring that such requests are still processed and delivered to destination.

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W3C responds to UNESCO concerns about Encrypted Media Extensions

2017-04-18T18:32:46Z

UNESCO recently published a letter and an article about Encrypted Media Extensions. Since we didn’t have an opportunity to set the record straight with them, we are responding here. The spirit of the letter is anchored in UNESCO’s values and the concept of Internet Universality. We agree on the concept of Internet Universality. We even […]UNESCO recently published a letter and an article about Encrypted Media Extensions. Since we didn’t have an opportunity to set the record straight with them, we are responding here. The spirit of the letter is anchored in UNESCO’s values and the concept of Internet Universality. We agree on the concept of Internet Universality. We even believe that those who are trying to restrict movies from the Internet are violating the concept of universality by preventing certain content from being on the Web. We note that EME does in fact provide improvements in privacy, security and accessibility over the alternatives. The alternative to EME allowing interaction with copyrighted content in Web browser plugins is abandoning the Web. Without in-browser decryption ability, content providers would use their own native application, which will have much more leeway to spy on the user, and possibly infect their machine. With EME, the browser can protect the user from the worst effects of the DRM system, by putting it in a processing “sandbox”, such that access to network, user’s data or machine is only permitted as allowed by the sandbox, thus offering protection against things like the root kit problems and privacy breaches we have had in the past. Regarding accessibility, analysis and testing confirmed that the specification’s approach to captions, transcripts and audio description does not block access to this accessibility information. Moreover, since EME recommends that accessibility information is transmitted without any encryption, it is particularly suited (EME and accessibility) for accessible and legal fair use where accessibility is concerned – including accessibility adaptations to the video stream itself. When UNESCO suggests that laws such as DMCA are against UN principles, we note that their colleagues at WIPO have been a motivating force behind such laws. We would urge UNESCO to use its own weight to insist that Member States’ laws on the Internet are always reasonable and proportionate and respectful of human rights. We are a technical standards organization but litigating the laws of a single country or many nations (like the WIPO treaty) is the role of legal advocates such as the EFF or UNESCO. EFF has, as a member of the Consortium, initiated a move to get the members of the working group developing EME to agree to a covenant that they would not sue under the DMCA, but the proposal was rejected by the Members. Following that, the Consortium is considering a strawman broader Best Practices document W3C Security Disclosures and Privacy Best Practices to protect Security researchers and others from the overreach of the law. We invite the public, experts, W3C Members and interested parties to advocate and get consensus on any changes needed to better help support researchers in security and privacy. We intend to continue to address the public discourse with an update to our March 2016 Information about W3C and Encrypted Media Extensions. [...]



First Public Working Draft: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

2017-04-14T04:49:22Z

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. It specifies a common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better document and share their testing methods. Please comment by […](image)

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. It specifies a common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better document and share their testing methods. Please comment by filing GitHub issues in the WCAG ACT repository or, if this is not feasible, by email to public-wcag-act-comments@w3.org, by 5 May 2017. More information is in the blog post WCAG Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT); Read about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

2017-04-04T11:32:26Z

Today, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The Turing award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer Science and is sometimes referred to as […](image)

(image) (image) Today, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award.

The Turing award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer Science and is sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing.” Sir Tim is being given this award for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. The Web is considered one of the most influential computing innovations in history.

Sir Tim’s development and guardianship of the building blocks of the Web, the standards upon which it is built upon, continues at W3C. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C, stated: “The Web has had an immense impact on the world; transforming every part of society: how we communicate, how we learn, how we acquire information, and how we engage in commerce. Tim’s soaring vision of what was possible in the world is anchored on breakthrough contributions to computing – which is what is recognized by the Turing Award.”

For more information on the award, Sir Tim, and the W3C, see the W3C press release.

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Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Authentication Specification

2017-04-14T04:49:00Z

The Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in October 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Authentication Specification. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing […](image)

The Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in October 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Authentication Specification. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing terms.

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Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices Note Published

2017-04-14T04:48:25Z

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. This document advises on best practices related to the publication and usage of spatial data on the Web; the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices are […](image)

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. This document advises on best practices related to the publication and usage of spatial data on the Web; the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices are intended for practitioners, including Web developers and geospatial experts, and are compiled based on evidence of real-world application. These best practices suggest a significant change of emphasis from traditional Spatial Data Infrastructures by adopting a Linked Data approach. As location is often the common factor across multiple datasets, spatial data is an especially useful addition to the Linked Data cloud; the 5 Stars of Linked Data paradigm is promoted where relevant.

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W3C Invites Implementations of WebDriver

2017-04-14T04:48:35Z

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of WebDriver. WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and control of user agents. It provides a platform and language-neutral wire protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the behavior of web browsers as well as a […](image)

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of WebDriver. WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and control of user agents. It provides a platform and language-neutral wire protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the behavior of web browsers as well as a set of interfaces to discover and manipulate DOM elements in web documents and to control the behavior of a user agent. It is primarily intended to allow web authors to write tests that automate a user agent from a separate controlling process, but may also be used in such a way as to allow in-browser scripts to control a possibly separate browser.

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W3C Invites Implementations of Resource Timing Level 1

2017-04-14T04:16:02Z

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Resource Timing Level 1. This specification defines an interface for web applications to access the complete timing information for resources in a document. User latency is an important quality benchmark for Web Applications. While JavaScript-based mechanisms can provide comprehensive instrumentation for user latency […](image)

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Resource Timing Level 1. This specification defines an interface for web applications to access the complete timing information for resources in a document. User latency is an important quality benchmark for Web Applications. While JavaScript-based mechanisms can provide comprehensive instrumentation for user latency measurements within an application, in many cases, they are unable to provide a complete end-to-end latency picture. This document introduces the PerformanceResourceTiming interface to allow JavaScript mechanisms to collect complete timing information related to resources on a document. Navigation Timing 2 extends this specification to provide additional timing information associated with a navigation.

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W3C Invites Implementations of Page Visibility Level 2

2017-04-14T04:15:40Z

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications.(image)

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications.

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XQuery 3.1, XQueryX 3.1, XPath 3.1 and supporting documents now a W3C Recommendation

2017-04-06T13:52:25Z

The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have published six documents as W3C Recommendations to strengthen JSON and Web Platform support through maps, arrays, new functions: XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language XQueryX 3.1 XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1 XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1 XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1 […]The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have published six documents as W3C Recommendations to strengthen JSON and Web Platform support through maps, arrays, new functions: XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language XQueryX 3.1 XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1 XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1 XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1 XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.1 The 3.1 work extends XPath and XQuery with map and array data structures along with additional functions and operators for manipulating them; a primary motivation was to enhance JSON support. XPath is a domain-specific language for identifying and extracting nodes from a tree (typically) built from XML or JSON and defined by the XQuery and XPath Data Model) and also an expression language with typed tree nodes and functions among the first-class objects. XPath expressions can call functions and use operators defined in the Functions and Operators specification. XQuery extends XPath to support complex joins, windowing, grouping and other operations across collections of trees that are potentially stored in high-performance indexed databases. XQueryX is an XML representation of XQuery expressions. The Serialization specification describes how results of XPath and XQuery(X) expressions can be delivered in HTML, XHTML, JSON, XML or text. [...]



Call for Review: Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation Published

2017-04-06T13:52:12Z

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions. The specification extends HTMLMediaElement to define a common API to control playback of protected content. EME does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. The common API may be used to discover, select and interact with such […](image)

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions. The specification extends HTMLMediaElement to define a common API to control playback of protected content. EME does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. The common API may be used to discover, select and interact with such systems as well as with simpler content encryption systems. Comments are welcome through 13 April. Please, read more in the public announcement.

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Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Payments Specifications

2017-03-30T20:06:24Z

The Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in August 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Payments Specifications. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing […](image)

The Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in August 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Payments Specifications. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing terms.

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Ivan Herman and Bill McCoy to address the Publishing and EPUB road-map at EPUB Summit

2017-03-16T12:49:18Z

Publishing@W3C champion Bill McCoy and W3C Fellow from CWI Dr. Ivan Herman will join an impressive line-up of speakers next week at the EPUB Summit, 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by W3C member EDRLab. The second such event, EPUB Summit will focus on the future direction of EPUB 3, now under W3C oversight […](image)

(image) Publishing@W3C champion Bill McCoy and W3C Fellow from CWI Dr. Ivan Herman will join an impressive line-up of speakers next week at the EPUB Summit, 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by W3C member EDRLab. The second such event, EPUB Summit will focus on the future direction of EPUB 3, now under W3C oversight following the combination with IDPF. Registration for the EPUB Summit is still open.

A technical expert in the field, Herman is part of the leadership team of Publishing@W3C as well as the overall Strategy team of W3C. Herman was recently appointed a W3C Fellow by CWI, Amsterdam, where he is a member of the Distributed and Interactive Systems research group. He played a seminal role in the combination of W3C and IDPF and has served as primary technical staff driver for the Digital Publishing at the W3C since inception in 2013. At the EPUB Summit Herman will talk about the IDPF/W3C combination, and the roadmap for upcoming technical work for the development of new standards in Publishing.

McCoy, former Executive Director for IDPF, will lead the closing session at the EPUB Summit, integrating the collective sessions and ideas into the roadmap for Publishing@W3C.

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W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices is a W3C Team Submission

2017-03-30T16:17:49Z

W3C published a Team Submission of W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices, a proposal for security and privacy disclosure programs, which will serve as a basis for further work in the space of security and privacy researchers protection, further to our announcement late January. This document contains a template intended for organizations interested in protecting their […](image)

(image) W3C published a Team Submission of W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices, a proposal for security and privacy disclosure programs, which will serve as a basis for further work in the space of security and privacy researchers protection, further to our announcement late January. This document contains a template intended for organizations interested in protecting their users and applications from fraud, malware, and computer viruses, as well as interested in ensuring proper adherence to security and privacy considerations included in W3C Recommendations. It also helps to support broad participation, testing, and audit from the security community to keep users safe and the web’s security model intact.

In the coming days, the W3C Director will send the W3C Membership a Call for Review for the Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation; and solicit feedback and expression of interest for the specification and the W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices Team Submission.

You may read more in the January 2017 Information about W3C Guidelines for Vulnerability Disclosure Programs and in the article on EME in HTML5 published this week by W3C Director’s Tim Berners-Lee.

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W3C updates its Process Document

2017-03-22T14:28:37Z

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document, which becomes in effect today. Notable major changes of the 2017 update include: A process for marking a Recommendation as Obsolete (distinct from Rescinding a Recommendation); Voting mechanism used for AB and TAG elections is Single Transferable Vote; Clarified the process for continuing work on […](image)

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document, which becomes in effect today. Notable major changes of the 2017 update include:

  • A process for marking a Recommendation as Obsolete (distinct from Rescinding a Recommendation);
  • Voting mechanism used for AB and TAG elections is Single Transferable Vote;
  • Clarified the process for continuing work on a specification initially developed under another charter (aka Supergroups).

You may read more in the W3C Blog post “What’s new in the W3C Process 2017?“. This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group.

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First Public Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

2017-03-30T16:17:33Z

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. This will be the first update to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines since WCAG 2.0. Sites that conform to WCAG 2.1 will also conform to WCAG 2.0, which means they meet the requirements of any policies that reference WCAG 2.0, while also better meeting the […](image)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. This will be the first update to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines since WCAG 2.0. Sites that conform to WCAG 2.1 will also conform to WCAG 2.0, which means they meet the requirements of any policies that reference WCAG 2.0, while also better meeting the needs of users on the current Web. This first draft includes 28 new Success Criteria, three of which have been formally accepted by the Working Group and the remainder included as proposals to provide an opportunity for early feedback. Public feedback will be important to next steps on these proposals.

Further information is available in the blog post: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 First Public Working Draft.

Please comment by filing GitHub issues in the WCAG 2.1 repository or, if this is not feasible, by email to public-agwg-comments@w3.org, by 31 March 2017. Read about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

2017-03-22T14:27:50Z

To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage […](image)

(image) To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage exponential growth in the market for IoT devices and services.

In advance of W3C’s presence at Mobile World Congress 2017 next week, where W3C executives will be available on 27-29 February, W3C CEO Dr. Jeff Jaffe commented, “There are huge, transformative opportunities not only for mobile operators but for all businesses if we can overcome the fragmentation of the IoT. As stewards of the Open Web Platform, W3C is in a unique position to create the royalty-free and platform-independent standards needed to achieve this goal.

Read the Media Advisory to learn about the technical approach the Working Group will take and the broad range of collaboration.

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Three recommendations to enable Annotations on the Web

2017-03-22T14:27:39Z

The Web Annotation Working Group has just published a Recommendation for Web Annotation in the form of three documents: Web Annotation Data Model—specification describes a structured model and format, in JSON, to enable annotations to be shared and reused across different hardware and software platforms. Common use cases can be modeled in a manner that […]The Web Annotation Working Group has just published a Recommendation for Web Annotation in the form of three documents: Web Annotation Data Model—specification describes a structured model and format, in JSON, to enable annotations to be shared and reused across different hardware and software platforms. Common use cases can be modeled in a manner that is simple and convenient, while at the same time enabling more complex requirements, including linking arbitrary content to a particular data point or to segments of timed multimedia resources. Web Annotation Vocabulary—specifies the set of RDF classes, predicates and named entities that are used by the Web Annotation Data Model. It also lists recommended terms from other ontologies that are used in the model, and provides the JSON-LD Context and profile definitions needed to use the Web Annotation JSON serialization in a Linked Data context. Web Annotation Protocol—describes the transport mechanisms for creating and managing annotations in a method that is consistent with the Web Architecture and REST best practices. The group has also produced two additional Working Group Notes: Embedding Web Annotations in HTML—describes and illustrates potential approaches for including annotations within HTML documents. Examples also are included illustrating the use within an HTML document of annotation Selectors as fragment identifiers. Selectors and States—selecting part of a resource on the Web is an ubiquitous action. This document does not define any new approach to selection; instead, it relies on the formal specification and the semantics in the Web Annotation Data Model. The current document only “extracts” Selectors and States from that data model; by doing so, it makes their usage easier for applications developers whose concerns are not related to annotations. [...]