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W3C Invites Implementations of Pointer Events 2

11 December 2018 | Archive

The Pointer Events Working Group invites implementations of Pointer Events 2 Candidate Recommendation. The features in this specification extend or modify those found in Pointer Events, a W3C Recommendation that describes events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. For compatibility with existing mouse based content, this specification also describes a mapping to fire Mouse Events for other pointer device types.

Two Working Drafts Published by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

11 December 2018 | Archive

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and Accessibility Guidelines Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities and an updated Working Draft of Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis, developed by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility (Coga) Task Force. The Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities gives advice on how to make Web content and Web applications usable for people with learning and cognitive disabilities. It was previously an appendix to Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis. More information is available in the WAI announcement email. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Comments are welcome through 14 January 2019.

First Public Working Draft: WebRTC Next Version Use Cases

11 December 2018 | Archive

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of WebRTC Next Version Use Cases. This document describes a set of use cases motivating the development of WebRTC Next Version (WebRTC-NV), as well as the requirements derived from those use cases.

W3C Invites Implementations of Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1; CSS Fragmentation Module Level 3

4 December 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations:

  • Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1 provides basic geometric interfaces to represent points, rectangles, quadrilaterals and transformation matrices that can be used by other modules or specifications.
  • CSS Fragmentation Module Level 3 describes the fragmentation model that partitions a flow into pages, columns, or regions. It builds on the Page model module and introduces and defines the fragmentation model. It adds functionality for pagination, breaking variable fragment size and orientation, widows and orphans.

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

New Resource: Developing an Accessibility Statement

30 November 2018 | Archive

Graphic showing a screenshot of the accessibility statement generator, the W3C and WAI icons and the title of the toolThe WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published Developing an Accessibility Statement.

The resource helps you create an accessibility statement for your website, mobile app, or other digital content. It includes guidance, examples, and a free generator tool. The tool helps you collect and enter relevant information to create an accessibility statement for your particular content and situation. See more information in How to Create Accessibility Statements blog post.

Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

First Public Working Draft: Extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology

22 November 2018 | Archive

The Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology. This specification describes some extensions to the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, published as a W3C Recommendation in 2017, to enable linking to the ultimate feature-of-interest for an observation, act of sampling, or actuation, and homogeneous collections of observations, in which one or more of the properties may be shared by all members of the collection.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Shadow Parts

15 November 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Shadow Parts. This specification defines the ‘::part()’ pseudo-element on shadow hosts, allowing shadow hosts to selectively expose chosen elements from their shadow tree to the outside page for styling purposes.

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

Upcoming Workshop: Web Standardization for Graph Data

15 October 2018 | Archive

Illustration of the vision for digitization as a memeUpdate: Deadline to answer the call for participation extended untill 11 January, 2019. See more information in The Digital Enterprise – W3C Graph Data Workshop blog post.

W3C announced today a Workshop on Web Standardization for Graph Data, 4-6 March 2019, in Berlin, Germany. The event is hosted by Neo4J.

This workshop brings together people with an interest in the future of standards relating to graph data, and its ever growing importance in relation to the Internet of Things, smart enterprises, smart cities, etc., open markets of services, and synergies with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML).

The scope includes:

Harmonising different perspectives on database management systems:

  • The role of annotations, e.g. spatial, temporal, provenance, data quality, trust, etc. and opportunities for extending RDF to better support them;
  • the relationship between RDF and other related approaches, e.g. Labelled Property Graphs and work by ETSI ISG CIM;
  • requirements for graph query and update languages and
  • requirements for rule languages for graph data.

Managing the silos, big data, AI and machine learning:

  • Techniques for dealing with incomplete, uncertain and inconsistent knowledge;
  • different kinds of reasoning, e.g. deductive, inductive, abductive, analogical, spatial, temporal, causal, social, and emotional and
  • challenges for Big Data, AI/ML, and enterprise knowledge-graphs.

Scalability, security, trust, APIs and vocabulary development:

  • Techniques for mapping data between vocabularies with overlapping semantics, as a basis for scaling across different communities;
  • digital signatures for RDF and Property graphs, e.g. to verify that the graph hasn’t been tampered with;
  • what’s next for remote access to data and information services;
  • whether it is timely and appropriate to standardise a JavaScript API for Linked Data and
  • how to make W3C a more attractive venue for work on vocabularies.

We aim to share experiences, use case studies, new directions and insights on what’s needed for the next generation of Web data standards.

For more information on the workshop, please see details and submission instructions, and further background information. Expression of Interest and position statements are due by 11 January 2019.

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