Industry Experts to Share Business Insights at W3C’s First Executive Forum, 8 November in San Francisco

26 September 2017 | Archive

keynote speaker illustrationExecutives from Alipay, American Express, Bloomberg, HARMAN, Google, Intel, Mozilla, Samsung, Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Agency, University of Sydney, Worldpay and Yubico, together with Web Inventor and W3C Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee, will address emerging tech trends and the impact of the Web on business and industry at the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) inaugural Web Executive Forum.

Web application areas are revolutionizing many business models in Digital Publishing, FinTech, Automotive, Telco, Smart Manufacturing and Entertainment. W3C has created an event designed to provide value and insight to executives across a wide range of industries with a goal of providing rich content and some food for thought,” said J. Alan Bird, W3C Global Business Development Leader.

Registration for the W3C Executive Forum is open to the public. More information is available in the media advisory.

Call for Review: Page Visibility Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

17 October 2017 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed 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. Page Visibility Level 2 replaces the first version of Page Visibility and includes a few Processing and IDL clarifications, as well as some new features. Comments are welcome through 14 November 2017.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

17 October 2017 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3. This draft contains the features of CSS relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc.

First Public Working Draft: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1

17 October 2017 | Archive

The Timed Text Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1. This specification defines two profiles of [TTML2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion to other subtitling and captioning formats.

Call for Review: Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

10 October 2017 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks. This document defines an API that web page authors can use to cooperatively schedule background tasks such that they do not introduce delays to other high priority tasks that share the same event loop, such as input processing, animations and frame compositing. The user agent is in a better position to determine when background tasks can be run without introducing user-perceptible delays or jank in animations and input response, based on its knowledge of currently scheduled tasks, vsync deadlines, user-interaction and so on. Using this API should therefore result in more appropriate scheduling of background tasks during times when the browser would otherwise be idle. Comments are welcome through 7 November 2017.

Call for Review: WebSub is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

3 October 2017 | Archive

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebSub. This document provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. Subscription requests are relayed through hubs, which validate and verify the request. Hubs then distribute new and updated content to subscribers when it becomes available. WebSub was previously known as PubSubHubbub. Comments are welcome through 3 November 2017.

HTML 5.1 2nd Edition is a W3C Recommendation

3 October 2017 | Archive

HTML5 logoThe Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of HTML 5.1 2nd Edition. This specification defines the 2nd edition of the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, a significant error with HTML 5.1 has been rectified, as noted in the Errata corrected section. Meanwhile, 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 in the development of HTML 5.2.

W3C Invites Implementations of Audio Output Devices API; Capture and Streams

3 October 2017 | Archive

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of the following Candidate Recommendations:

Upcoming Workshop: WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges

21 September 2017 | Archive

W3C announced today WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, 5-7 December 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is hosted by DigitYser.

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together WebVR stakeholders to identify unexploited opportunities as well as technical gaps in WebVR authoring.

Participants in the workshop will:

  • Share good practices and novel techniques in creating WebVR-based content
  • Discuss existing and foreseen challenges in using WebVR to deploy content and services in specific usages
  • Contribute to the unification of efforts for documenting and advocating the development of WebVR content

Attendance is free for all invited participants and is open to the public, whether or not W3C members. Our aim is to get a diversity of attendees from a variety of industries and communities, including:

  • 360° video and VR content producers and distributors
  • VR experience designers and artists
  • 3D, VR and WebVR authoring tools and platforms
  • authors of WebVR content
  • experts in challenges and opportunities of VR for people with disabilities
  • browser vendors

Expected topics of discussion include:

  • Landscape of WebVR authoring tools
  • Creating and packaging 3D assets for WebVR
  • Managing assets for practical progressive enhancement
  • Progressive enhancement applied to the variety of user input in WebVR
  • Understanding and documenting WebVR constraints for 3D artists
  • Optimizing delivery of 360° videos to VR headsets on the Web
  • Practical approaches to building accessible WebVR experiences
  • Mapping the impact of ongoing evolutions of the Web Platform (Web Assembly, WebGPU, streams) on WebVR authoring
  • Impact of performance factors on authoring WebVR content
  • Creating convergence on WebVR advocacy platforms

For more on the workshop, please see the workshop details and submission instructions.

Registration is available online due by 10 November 2017.

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