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Updated: 2016-09-29T21:56:01Z

 



Two Candidate Recommendations Published for CSS WG

2016-09-29T21:56:01Z

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1: This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for user interface design. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size layout grid. […](image)

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations:

  • CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1: This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for user interface design. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size layout grid.
  • CSS Values and Units Module Level 3: This CSS module describes the common values and units that CSS properties accept and the syntax used for describing them in CSS property definitions.
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Call for Prior Art Related to Patents Disclosed by Visa Europe

2016-09-26T08:03:24Z

This is a public call for prior art regarding patent disclosures by Visa Europe within the Web Payments Working Group. The goal of this call for prior art is to collect information that would help to ensure that people may implement the (future) Recommendations of the Web Payments Working Group under patent licensing terms consistent […](image)

This is a public call for prior art regarding patent disclosures by Visa Europe within the Web Payments Working Group.

The goal of this call for prior art is to collect information that would help to ensure that people may implement the (future) Recommendations of the Web Payments Working Group under patent licensing terms consistent with the Royalty-Free Licensing Requirements of the W3C Patent Policy. Specifically, W3C seeks prior art available under terms consistent with W3C’s RF licensing terms or in the public domain.

While W3C welcomes information at any time, responses as soon as possible and ideally before 31 December 2016 are encouraged. See the call for prior art for instructions on how to send responses.

On 19 July 2016, pursuant to its rights under W3C’s Patent Policy, Visa Europe disclosed a number of patents and patent applications and excluded claims from Royalty-Free licensing for two specifications from the Web Payments Working Group: Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers. In accordance with the exception procedures of the Patent Policy, W3C launched the Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) to determine possible solutions. The PAG has advised W3C to issue this call for prior art.

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W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

2016-09-26T15:34:19Z

As W3C concludes on 23 September our annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting week, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met, we are excited to share advancements to the Open Web Platform and specific industry requirements for the next generation Web. In summarizing the W3C’s activities, Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO […](image)

(image) As W3C concludes on 23 September our annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting week, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met, we are excited to share advancements to the Open Web Platform and specific industry requirements for the next generation Web. In summarizing the W3C’s activities, Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO commented “Members of the W3C and the larger Web community carry a great responsibility to shape the future of Web technologies. Most people take for granted that the Web just works for them, but the foundational technologies that make the Web work for everyone are developed by highly skilled and dedicated technology experts in the W3C community. This year’s TPAC meetings underscored the importance and impact of W3C’s work.” Read the full Press Release.

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Call For Review: HTML 5.1 Proposed Recommendation Published

2016-09-16T17:46:25Z

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1. This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to […](image)

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1.

This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to be introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention continues to be given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.

Comments are welcome through 13 October 2016.

For more details about our HTML Plan, see:

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W3C Invites Developers to Lisbon Meetup (19 September)

2016-09-26T07:58:50Z

W3C is pleased to invite the developer community to attend the W3C Developer Meetup in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday 19 September 2016. The event is kindly sponsored by Yandex, The Paciello Group and Técnico Lisboa, where the meetup will take place (map). Confirmed speakers: WICG: How W3C incubates work. Yoav Weiss – Akamai New things […](image)

(image) W3C is pleased to invite the developer community to attend the W3C Developer Meetup in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday 19 September 2016. The event is kindly sponsored by Yandex, The Paciello Group and Técnico Lisboa, where the meetup will take place (map).

Confirmed speakers:

  • WICG: How W3C incubates work. Yoav Weiss – Akamai
  • New things in CSS. Greg Whitworth – Microsoft
  • User interactions. Patrick Lauke – The Paciello Group
  • Service Workers / offline apps. Jake Archibald – Google
  • Accessibility. Léonie Watson – The Paciello Group
  • Web Components. Travis Leithead – Microsoft (Em portugês)

Web designers and application developers are encouraged to gather for an evening of discussions and networking with others in the W3C community who are convening next week during W3C’s TPAC 2016. Participation in the meetup is open to anyone at no cost, but space is limited. Please RSVP before Sunday 18 September, or send e-mail to team-2016-lisboa@w3.org and meet us there!

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First Public Working Drafts of Web Payments HTTP Specifications

2016-09-15T23:52:31Z

The Web Payments Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of the following specifications, which enable the initiation of payment requests outside of a browser context: Web Payments HTTP API 1.0 outlines how to register payment applications, create payment requests, and reply with payment responses using a standard HTTP API. Web Payments HTTP Messages […](image)

The Web Payments Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of the following specifications, which enable the initiation of payment requests outside of a browser context:

  • Web Payments HTTP API 1.0 outlines how to register payment applications, create payment requests, and reply with payment responses using a standard HTTP API.
  • Web Payments HTTP Messages 1.0 specifies the Web Payments messages that are used to initiate and acknowledge a payment request via the HTTP protocol. The messages are typically passed between the software ecosystem that inititates, executes, and finalizes Web Payments.

The Working Group welcomes feedback on these early drafts.

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Secure Contexts published as a Candidate Recommendation

2016-09-15T23:52:27Z

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Secure Contexts. This specification defines “secure contexts”, thereby allowing user agent implementers and specification authors to enable certain features only when certain minimum standards of authentication and confidentiality are met.(image)

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Secure Contexts. This specification defines “secure contexts”, thereby allowing user agent implementers and specification authors to enable certain features only when certain minimum standards of authentication and confidentiality are met.

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W3C Invites Implementations of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2

2016-09-15T23:52:17Z

The SVG Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 2. SVG is a language based on XML for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. SVG content is stylable, scalable to different display resolutions, and can […](image)

The SVG Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 2. SVG is a language based on XML for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. SVG content is stylable, scalable to different display resolutions, and can be viewed stand-alone, mixed with HTML content, or embedded using XML namespaces within other XML languages. SVG also supports dynamic changes; script can be used to create interactive documents, and animations can be performed using declarative animation features or by using script.

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Call for Review: WebIDL Level 1 Proposed Recommendation Published

2016-09-29T21:55:47Z

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebIDL Level 1. This document defines an interface definition language, Web IDL, that can be used to describe interfaces that are intended to be implemented in web browsers. Web IDL is an IDL variant with a number of features that allow the behavior of […](image)

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebIDL Level 1. This document defines an interface definition language, Web IDL, that can be used to describe interfaces that are intended to be implemented in web browsers. Web IDL is an IDL variant with a number of features that allow the behavior of common script objects in the web platform to be specified more readily. How interfaces described with Web IDL correspond to constructs within ECMAScript execution environments is also detailed in this document. It is expected that newly published specifications reference this document to ensure conforming implementations of interfaces are interoperable. Comments are welcome through 14 October.

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First Public Working Draft: TV Control API Specification

2016-09-26T07:57:06Z

The TV Control Working Group has published a Working Draft of TV Control API Specification. This specification defines an API for sourcing audio and video media, such as TV and radio from broadcast, IPTV, or other sources, with associated channel and program metadata, and allows presentation of the media using the video and audio HTML […](image)

The TV Control Working Group has published a Working Draft of TV Control API Specification. This specification defines an API for sourcing audio and video media, such as TV and radio from broadcast, IPTV, or other sources, with associated channel and program metadata, and allows presentation of the media using the video and audio HTML elements. The API is agnostic of any underlying audio or video sourcing technologies.

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W3Cx and Microsoft open CSS Introduction MOOC course

2016-09-23T10:25:57Z

Following on the success of the HTML5 series of W3Cx courses, today W3C announced the launch of a new W3Cx course: CSS Introduction, designed in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation. The W3Cx CSS Introduction course will teach you how to take your Web pages from bland to bold with the power of CSS styling. Explore colors, […](image)

(image) Following on the success of the HTML5 series of W3Cx courses, today W3C announced the launch of a new W3Cx course: CSS Introduction, designed in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation. The W3Cx CSS Introduction course will teach you how to take your Web pages from bland to bold with the power of CSS styling. Explore colors, fonts, and layout, along with the fundamental elements of CSS and the latest Web standards. We encourage future Web developers and designers to already enroll this course to start 7 November 2016.

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First Public Working Draft: Portable Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements

2016-09-23T10:53:20Z

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a First Public Working Draft of “Portable Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements. The document explores requirements for Portable Web Publications by listing 50 different requirements, each of them backed up with at least one, but often several, real world use cases and scenarios. This work will be […](image)

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a First Public Working Draft of “Portable Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements. The document explores requirements for Portable Web Publications by listing 50 different requirements, each of them backed up with at least one, but often several, real world use cases and scenarios. This work will be the basis for the planning of further activities on Digital Publishing at the W3C.

If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please submit issues at the corresponding github issues’ list.

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3 First Public Working Drafts by The Device and Sensors Working Group

2016-09-15T23:40:15Z

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published 3 First Public Working Drafts of new sensor APIs to read data from accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. These APIs, based on the group’s Generic Sensor API, give access to the low-level sensors needed to build higher-level APIs such as the Device Orientation API, but also open up […](image)

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published 3 First Public Working Drafts of new sensor APIs to read data from accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers.

These APIs, based on the group’s Generic Sensor API, give access to the low-level sensors needed to build higher-level APIs such as the Device Orientation API, but also open up new use cases so far unavailable to the Web Platform, e.g. via innovative use of the magnetometer.

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3 Notes Published: Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls, Pinning; Entry Point Regulation

2016-09-15T23:39:54Z

The Web Application Security Working Group has published 3 Notes: Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls: This Note provides a historical reference for a proposed set of mechanisms by which web developers can limit the ways in which cookies may be set in the context of their sites and applications. Content Security Policy: Pinning: This Note […](image)

The Web Application Security Working Group has published 3 Notes:

  • Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls: This Note provides a historical reference for a proposed set of mechanisms by which web developers can limit the ways in which cookies may be set in the context of their sites and applications.
  • Content Security Policy: Pinning: This Note provides a historical reference for a proposed mechanism to allow authors to instruct user agents to remember (“pin”) and enforce a Content Security Policy for a set of hosts for a period of time.
  • Entry Point Regulation: This Note provides a historical reference for a proposed mechansim to mitigate the risk of reflected cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site script inclusion (XSSI), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks by demarcating the areas of an application which are intended to be externally referencable. A specified policy is applied on external requests for all non-demarcated resources.
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W3Cx re-opens its HTML5 Part 2 Course in self-paced mode

2016-09-15T23:39:42Z

Today, W3Cx reopens registration for the HTML5 Part MOOC course in self-paced mode. Entitled “Advanced Techniques for Designing HTML5 Apps”, the HTML5 Part 2 course covers advanced topics to help developers design and deliver innovative services on the Web. As part of the “HTML5 from W3C” XSeries, it follows the HTML5 Introduction and the HTML5 […](image)

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Today, W3Cx reopens registration for the HTML5 Part MOOC course in self-paced mode. Entitled “Advanced Techniques for Designing HTML5 Apps”, the HTML5 Part 2 course covers advanced topics to help developers design and deliver innovative services on the Web. As part of the “HTML5 from W3C” XSeries, it follows the HTML5 Introduction and the HTML5 Part 1 course both available in self-paced mode.

Read this course great reviews, register and enhance your resume by purchasing a Verified Certificate. Learn lots and have fun!

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First Public Working Draft: Ethiopic Layout Requirements

2016-09-15T23:39:32Z

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Ethiopic Layout Requirements. This document describes requirements for the layout and presentation of text in languages that use the Ethiopic script when they are used by Web standards and technologies, such as HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, and Digital Publications. By publishing this first […](image)

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Ethiopic Layout Requirements. This document describes requirements for the layout and presentation of text in languages that use the Ethiopic script when they are used by Web standards and technologies, such as HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, and Digital Publications. By publishing this first Working Draft we invite feedback and participation from interested parties. Learn more about other layout requirements initiatives in progress.

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FPWD of Graphics Accessibility API Mappings, and updates to WAI-ARIA Graphics Module and SVG Accessibility API Mappings WD

2016-09-15T23:39:20Z

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and SVG Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Graphics Accessibility API Mappings, along with updated Working Drafts of WAI-ARIA Graphics Module and SVG Accessibility API Mappings. The WAI-ARIA Graphics Module defines core roles specific to web graphics that allow an author to express the […](image)

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and SVG Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Graphics Accessibility API Mappings, along with updated Working Drafts of WAI-ARIA Graphics Module and SVG Accessibility API Mappings.

The WAI-ARIA Graphics Module defines core roles specific to web graphics that allow an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive technologies. Graphics Accessibility API Mappings defines how user agents map roles in this module to the features of accessibility APIs. SVG Accessibility API Mappings provides additional mappings specific to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). When supported by user agents, these specifications will enable authors to create more accessible rich internet applications and graphics, including charts, graphs, and other drawings. Please send comments by 30 September 2016. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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Two W3C Candidate Recommendations published for Social Web

2016-09-13T21:24:51Z

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: Activity Streams 2.0: This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format. It is the goal of this specification to provide a JSON-based syntax that is sufficient to express metadata about activities in a rich, human-friendly but machine-processable […](image)

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations:

  • Activity Streams 2.0: This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format. It is the goal of this specification to provide a JSON-based syntax that is sufficient to express metadata about activities in a rich, human-friendly but machine-processable and extensible manner. This can include constructing natural-language descriptions or visual representations about the activity, associating actionable information with various types of objects, communicating or recording activity logs, or delegation of potential actions to other applications.
  • Activity Vocabulary: The Activity Streams 2.0 Vocabulary defines a set of abstract classes and properties that describe past, present and future Activities. This document defines the Activity vocabulary and its properties.
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W3C Invites Implementations of 3 Candidate Recommendations

2016-09-13T19:45:43Z

The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation for three documents: Web Annotation Data Model: This 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, […]The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation for three documents: Web Annotation Data Model: This 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: This document describes the transport mechanisms for creating and managing annotations in a method that is consistent with the Web Architecture and REST best practices. This is a re-publication, without substantial change, of the Candidate Recommendation published on the 5th of July for the Data Model and Vocabulary, and on the 12th of July for the Protocol. The only significant change (beyond some minor editorial clarifications and changes) is that the respective exit criteria for the Candidate Recommendation phase is now documented in the publications themselves. Candidate Recommendation means that the Working Group considers the technical design to be complete, and is seeking implementation feedbacks on the documents. There is a separate document how to use them and report on implementation results. The group is keen to get comments and implementation experiences on these specifications, either as issues on the Group’s GitHub repository or by posting to public-annotation@w3.org. The group expects to satisfy the implementation goals (i.e., at least two, independent implementation for each of the test cases) by September 30, 2016. [...]



Travel Time on the Web from W3C Wiki and Specs

2016-09-13T13:59:27Z

The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” protocol. This is the result of a collaboration with with W3C Member Los Alamos National Laboratory, W3C Systems Team and others. The Memento protocol is a straightforward extension of HTTP that adds a time dimension to the […](image)

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The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” protocol. This is the result of a collaboration with with W3C Member Los Alamos National Laboratory, W3C Systems Team and others.

The Memento protocol is a straightforward extension of HTTP that adds a time dimension to the Web. It supports integrating live web resources, resources in versioning systems, and archived resources in web archives into an interoperable, distributed, machine-accessible versioning system for the entire web. W3C finds Memento work with online reversion history extremely useful for the Web in general and practical application on its own standards to be able to illustrate how they evolve over time. We applaud the effort in this area and are pleased to join the notable ranks of sites deploying it. For more details about this project, please read Herbert Van De Sompel’s guest W3C Blog post Memento at the W3C.

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Sensors on the Web: APIs Under Wide Review

2016-09-13T13:59:17Z

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Working Draft of the Generic Sensor API, a framework to bring support for any kind of sensors to the Open Web Platform. An updated Working Draft of the Ambient Light API illustrates a concrete sensor API based on this framework. The Working Group has determined that […](image)

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Working Draft of the Generic Sensor API, a framework to bring support for any kind of sensors to the Open Web Platform. An updated Working Draft of the Ambient Light API illustrates a concrete sensor API based on this framework.

The Working Group has determined that these APIs are now advanced enough that they would benefit from getting wide review from the broader community and welcome feedback from implementors and developers on both these documents.

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First Public Working Draft: Input Events

2016-09-08T15:08:51Z

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Working Draft of Input Events. This specification defines additions to events for text and related input to allow for the monitoring and manipulation of default browser behavior in the context of text editor applications and other applications that deal with text input and text formatting. It builds […](image)

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Working Draft of Input Events. This specification defines additions to events for text and related input to allow for the monitoring and manipulation of default browser behavior in the context of text editor applications and other applications that deal with text input and text formatting. It builds on the UI events spec.

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Call for Review: Pointer Lock Proposed Recommendation Published

2016-09-08T15:08:41Z

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Pointer Lock. This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to raw mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and removing the cursor from view. This is an essential input mode for certain classes of applications, […](image)

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Pointer Lock. This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to raw mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and removing the cursor from view. This is an essential input mode for certain classes of applications, especially first person perspective 3D applications and 3D modeling software. Comments are welcome through 30 September.

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W3C Invites Implementations of its Data on the Web Best Practices

2016-09-06T13:59:10Z

The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. Data should be discoverable and understandable by humans and machines. Where data […](image)

The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. Data should be discoverable and understandable by humans and machines. Where data is used in some way, whether by the originator of the data or by an external party, such usage should also be discoverable and the efforts of the data publisher recognized. In short, following these Best Practices will facilitate interaction between publishers and consumers.

As a further aid, the Working Group has also published stable versions of its Data Quality and Dataset Usage vocabularies. Taken together, the three documents address the group’s mission as stated in its charter:

  1. to develop the open data ecosystem, facilitating better communication between developers and publishers;
  2. to provide guidance to publishers that will improve consistency in the way data is managed, thus promoting the re-use of data;
  3. to foster trust in the data among developers, whatever technology they choose to use, increasing the potential for genuine innovation.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the closely related Share-PSI project, co-funded by the European Commission, has concluded its work recently with the publication of a set of high level policy-related Best Practices and guides for the sharing of public sector information online. Although targeted at Europe, the advice, which is available in many languages and contexts, is likely to be applicable world wide.

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First Public Working Draft: SHACL Core Abstract Syntax and Semantics

2016-09-06T13:58:50Z

The RDF Data Shapes Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of SHACL Core Abstract Syntax and Semantics. This document defines an abstract syntax for the core SHACL (SHApes Constraint Language). It is derived from the SHACL specification and is a non-normative version of the content of that specification.(image)

The RDF Data Shapes Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of SHACL Core Abstract Syntax and Semantics. This document defines an abstract syntax for the core SHACL (SHApes Constraint Language). It is derived from the SHACL specification and is a non-normative version of the content of that specification.

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