W3C Updates Recommendation Track Process

5 August 2014 | Archive

W3C enacted today the 1 August 2014 W3C Process Document. This revision updates the chapter that defines the Recommendation Track, the steps and requirements followed by W3C Working Groups to standardize Web technology. The W3C technical report development process is designed to support multiple specification development methodologies: maximize consensus about the content of stable technical reports; ensure high technical and editorial quality; promote consistency among specifications; facilitate royalty-free, interoperable implementations of Web Standards; and earn endorsement by W3C and the broader community. The primary change to the Recommendation Track is to merge “Last Call” and “Candidate Recommendation.” A Process Transition FAQ lists other changes to the Recommendation Track, explains the two-year transition plan for adoption by groups, describes the relation to the W3C Patent Policy, and more.

This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group.

Media Accessibility User Requirements Working Draft Updated

14 August 2014 | Archive

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) today published an updated Working Draft of Media Accessibility User Requirements, a planned W3C Working Group Note. This document describes the accessibility requirements of people with disabilities with respect to audio and video on the Web, particularly in the context of HTML5. It explains alternative content technologies that people use to get audio and video content, and how these fit in the larger picture of accessibility, both technically within a web user agent and from a production process point of view. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Wake Lock: Use cases Note Published

14 August 2014 | Archive

The Web and Mobile Interest Group has published a Group Note of Wake Lock: Use cases. This document illustrates the use cases a mechanism to control the power-saving state of a device would enable on the Web platform. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative Activity.

Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap

14 August 2014 | Archive

Thumbnail of application platform diagram that appears in the reportW3C has published the July 2014 edition of Standards for Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context.

A deliverable of the HTML5Apps project, this edition of the document includes changes and additions since April 2014, notably a new section covers the emerging field of integrated payments on the Web, following recent work started by W3C in this space. Learn more about the Web and Mobile Interest Group.

W3C Invites Implementations of HTML5 Image Description Extension

12 August 2014 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of the HTML5 Image Description Extension, which defines the “longdesc” attribute that enables web authors to provide longer textual descriptions for complex images. This specification is part of W3C’s work to ensure that the Open Web Platform is accessible to people with disabilities. This publication addresses comments received during Last Call, and invites implementations. It is developed by the HTML Accessibility Task Force in coordination with the HTML Working Group and the WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG). Please see details in the Call for Implementations: HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) e-mail. Additional implementations are welcome through 26 August 2014. Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Tracking Compliance and Scope Draft Published

7 August 2014 | Archive

The Tracking Protection Working Group has published a Working Draft of Tracking Compliance and Scope. This specification defines the meaning of a Do Not Track (DNT) preference and sets out practices for websites to comply with this preference. Learn more about the Privacy Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Referrer Policy

7 August 2014 | Archive

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Referrer Policy. This document describes how an author can set a referrer policy for documents they create, and the impact of such a policy on the referer HTTP header for outgoing requests and navigations. Learn more about the Security Activity.

More news… RSS Atom

Talks and Appearances Header link

Events Header link