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W3C Announces Program, Opens Registration for 20th Anniversary Symposium

18 June 2014 | Archive

W3C20 logo W3C today announced the program and opened registration for W3C20 Anniversary Symposium: The Future of the Web, which takes place 29 October in Santa Clara, California.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web and W3C Director
  • Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google
  • Fadi Chehadé, Chief Executive Officer of ICANN
  • David-Michel Davies, Executive Director, The Webby Awards & the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
  • Di-Ann Eisnor, Head of Platforms and Partnerships, Community Geographer at Waze
  • Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, Knight Foundation
  • Jun Murai, Dean and Professor at Keio University
  • Sandy Pentland, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT
  • Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
  • Anders Wahlquist, CEO and Founding Partner of B-Reel

Please join Tim Berners-Lee and other global strategists, business leaders and developers for an exciting afternoon of insights and discussion about how to keep the Web strong, followed by a gala dinner. W3C will also live stream the Symposium.

W3C20 is made possible by the generosity of sponsors Intel (Platinum), ICANN (Silver), and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Silver).

Registration is open to the public for a limited number of seats. Read the full media advisory and follow us in social media with #W3C20.

Last Call: W3C DOM4

10 July 2014 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of W3C DOM4. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events and node trees. Comments are welcome through 31 July 2014. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

Draft Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web, and a Draft Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data Published

10 July 2014 | Archive

The CSV on the Web Working Group, part of the Data Activity, has published two Working Drafts today:

  • The Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web outlines a basic data model, or infoset, for tabular data and metadata about that tabular data. The document also contains drafts for various methods of locating metadata; finally, it also contains some non-normative information about a best practice syntax for tabular data and for mapping into that data model. The work also contributes to the standardisation of CSV syntax by IETF (as a possible update of RFC4180).
  • The Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data defines a vocabulary for metadata that annotates tabular data. This can be used to provide metadata at various levels, from collections of data from CSV documents and how they relate to each other down to individual cells within a table. The vocabulary is defined using JSON, in a manner compatible with JSON-LD. This document is a First Public Working Draft.

If you wish to make comments regarding these documents, please send them to public-csv-wg@w3.org.

Learn more about the Data Activity.

Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 Note Published

10 July 2014 | Archive

Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 was published today as a W3C Note by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG), through the joint WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force (Eval TF). WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including Web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to WCAG 2.0. WCAG-EM provides guidance for individuals and organizations that evaluate web accessibility, and is also useful for those that have others evaluate their website. Learn more from the WCAG-EM Overview and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Last Call: Content Security Policy Level 2

3 July 2014 | Archive

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Content Security Policy Level 2. This document defines a policy language used to declare a set of content restrictions for a web resource, and a mechanism for transmitting the policy from a server to a client where the policy is enforced. Comments are welcome through 13 August 2014. Learn more about the Security Activity.

CSV on the Web: Use Cases and Requirements Draft Published

1 July 2014 | Archive

The CSV on the Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSV on the Web: Use Cases and Requirements. A large percentage of the data published on the Web is tabular data, commonly published as comma separated values (CSV) files. The CSV on the Web Working Group aim to specify technologies that provide greater interoperability for data dependent applications on the Web when working with tabular datasets comprising single or multiple files using CSV, or similar, format. This document lists the use cases considered representative of how tabular data is commonly used within data dependent applications. This document also provides a set of requirements derived from these use cases that have been used to guide the specification design. Learn more about the Data Activity.

Using WAI-ARIA in HTML Draft Published

26 June 2014 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of Using WAI-ARIA in HTML. Using WAI-ARIA in HTML is a practical guide for developers on how to to add accessibility information to HTML elements using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification, which defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Using WAI-ARIA in HTML is developed by the HTML Accessibility Task Force in coordination with the HTML Working Group and the WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG). Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

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