W3C Strategic Highlights, Spring 2018

13 June 2018 | Archive

AC 2018 logoW3C released today its W3C Strategic Highlights – May 2018, a comprehensive survey of the essential work W3C conducts to achieve a Web for All, and select recent work in many areas where the Web can solve arising problems for real people.

A strong emphasis in this report is how progress in many areas demonstrates both the vitality of the W3C and the Web community. We see the maturation and further development of an incredible number of new technology coming to the Web.

This report, was prepared for the Spring W3C Advisory Committee Meeting. We invite you to read W3C CEO’s summary of the Advisory Committee Meeting.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a W3C Recommendation

5 June 2018 | Archive

W3C WCAG 2.1 Web Content Accessibility GuidelinesThe Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a W3C Recommendation. WCAG 2.1 provides recommendations for making web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, visual disabilities. The guidelines address accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Following these guidelines also makes your web content more usable to all users in a variety of situations. For more information, see the blog post WCAG 2.1 is a W3C Recommendation and see What’s New in WCAG 2.1. Read about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Please see our Press Release.

Canonical EXI is now a W3C Recommendation

7 June 2018 | Archive

The EXI Working Group has published Canonical EXI as a W3C Recommendation. The EXI 1.0 format specifies the syntax of a class of resources called EXI streams. It is possible for EXI streams that are equivalent for the purposes of many applications to differ in physical representation. The Canonical EXI Recommendation specifies a method to get a canonical form, to be used with digital signatures. Even restricted and very limited devices should be able to create or check a canonical EXI stream. This applies to devices that may be able to speak only a given language (according to an XML Schema) or support only a subset of all EXI features.

WebDriver is now a W3C Recommendation

5 June 2018 | Archive

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group has published WebDriver as a W3C Recommendation. WebDriver is a powerful technology for enabling automated cross-browser testing of Web applications and more. The WebDriver specification defines a set of interfaces and a wire protocol that are platform-neutral and language-neutral and that allow out-of-process programs to remotely control a browser in a way that emulates the actions of a real person using the browser. More information is available in the blog post: WebDriver Motors on to W3C Recommendation.

W3C Workshop Report: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies

3 June 2018 | Archive

workshop attendees pictureW3C published today the final report of the W3C Workshop on Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies, which was held on 17-18 April 2018, in Vienna (Austria).

The workshop examined the opportunities for privacy vocabularies to be used in conjunction with Linked Data in order to open the path for a new generation of privacy enhancing technologies. Those technologies focus on controlling a compliant data handling. They help with the challenges for privacy and security on the Web of Data and the Web of Things.

The workshop gave a strong message of support for W3C to initiate work on Privacy Vocabularies and Taxonomies and to look further into the idea of guiding data handling with Linked Data annotations. As this is partly still exploratory, the people present encouraged the creation of a Community Group. Since then, the W3C Data Privacy Vocabularies and Controls CG (DPVCG) has been launched. Please, join if you are interested in the topic.

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

1 June 2018 | Archive

Logo for the W3C Advisory BoardThe W3C Advisory Committee has filled five open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Beginning 1 July 2018, the nine Advisory Board participants are Michael Champion (Microsoft), Jay (Junichi) Kishigami (NTT), Charles McCathie Nevile (Yandex), Florian Rivoal (W3C Invited Expert), Natasha Rooney (GSMA), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley), David Singer (Apple), Léonie Watson (The Paciello Group), and Judy Zhu (Alibaba). Many thanks to Tantek Çelik (Mozilla) and Chris Wilson (Google), whose terms end this month. Read more about the Advisory Board.

Created in March 1998, the Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the W3C Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. The Advisory Board also serves the W3C Members by tracking issues raised between Advisory Committee meetings, soliciting Member comments on such issues, and proposing actions to resolve these issues. The Advisory Board manages the evolution of the Process Document. The Advisory Board hears appeals of Member Submission requests that are rejected for reasons unrelated to Web architecture. For several years, the AB has conducted its work in a public wiki.

The elected Members of the Advisory Board participate as individual contributors and not representatives of their organizations. Advisory Board participants use their best judgment to find the best solutions for the Web, not just for any particular network, technology, vendor, or user.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 and Updated CSS Writing Modes Level 3

24 May 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 Candidate Recommendation and an updatd Candidate Recommendation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3. These documents define CSS support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical (e.g. Asian scripts). Level 4 is identical to Level 3, except that it contains the previously at-risk features which were dropped from Level 3 and an additional set of changes to more precisely define the box model’s interaction with bidi.

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

W3C WAI Website and Resources Redesigned

11 May 2018 | Archive

screen shot of redesign WAI websiteThe redesigned W3C WAI website makes it easier to get information to help you improve web accessibility. The visual design, information architecture, navigation, and overall user experience is all new. Much of the content is revised, and we plan to revise more in the coming months. The redesign makes it easier to skim pages, read content, find specific information, and discover new resources. It’s also easier for the community to be involved in improving resources. Please see W3C WAI Website Redesign Information for:

  • Planned Changes and Known Issues
  • Acknowledgements
  • How to comment

More news… RSS Atom

Talks and Appearances Header link

Events Header link