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Updated W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC)

17 July 2020 | Archive

W3C today adopted a new Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC), developed by the Positive Work Environment Community Group. W3C’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct defines accepted and acceptable behaviors and promotes high standards of professional practice. The goals of this code are to:

  • Define acceptable and expected standards of behavior.
  • Provide a benchmark.
  • Ensure transparency in community and group management.
  • Ensure an environment where people can participate without fear of harassment.
  • Contribute to the identity of the organization.

This document supersedes the 2015 CEPC. Education and training materials are available from the Positive Work Environment public homepage.

Working Group Note: Web App Manifest — Application Information

30 July 2020 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a First Public Working Group Note of Web App Manifest – Application Information. This document is a registry of supplementary members for the Web App Manifest specification that provide additional metadata to an application manifest. This metadata can be used in a digital storefront or other surfaces where this web application may be marketed or distributed, or to enhance an installation dialog when installing a web application.

Updated Candidate Recommendation: Media Queries Level 4

21 July 2020 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of an updated Candidate Recommendation of Media Queries Level 4. Media Queries allow authors to test and query values or features of the user agent or display device, independent of the document being rendered. They are used in the CSS @media rule to conditionally apply styles to a document, and in various other contexts and languages, such as HTML and JavaScript. Media Queries Level 4 describes the mechanism and syntax of media queries, media types, and media features. It extends and supersedes the features defined in Media Queries Level 3.

For Wide Review: Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities

20 July 2020 | Archive

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) and the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group request wide review of the Working Draft “Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities” from the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force. We particularly request feedback on: Are any user needs or patterns missing or incorrect? and: Can any information be made easier to understand and implement? Comments are welcome through 4 September 2020.

JSON-LD 1.1 Specifications are W3C Recommendations

16 July 2020 | Archive

The JSON-LD Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations:

  • JSON-LD 1.1—This specification defines JSON-LD 1.1, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems that already use JSON, and provides a smooth upgrade path from JSON to JSON-LD. It is primarily intended to be a way to use Linked Data in Web-based programming environments, to build interoperable Web services, and to store Linked Data in JSON-based storage engines.
  • JSON-LD 1.1 Processing Algorithms and API—This specification defines a set of algorithms for programmatic transformations of JSON-LD documents. Restructuring data according to the defined transformations often dramatically simplifies its usage. Furthermore, this document proposes an Application Programming Interface (API) for developers implementing the specified algorithms.
  • JSON-LD 1.1 Framing—This specification allows developers to query by example and force a specific tree layout to a JSON-LD document.

New Resource: Authoring Tool Accessibility Report Generator

30 June 2020 | Archive

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published the ATAG Report Tool. Authoring tools are software and services used to create web content – such as content management systems (CMS) and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) HTML editors. W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) addresses making the authoring tools themselves accessible and helping authors create more accessible web content. Learn more from the ATAG Overview. The new ATAG Report Tool helps authoring tool vendors and evaluators provide information to project managers, procurers, and others who need to know how well potential authoring tools support accessibility.

Upcoming: W3C Virtual Workshop on Web & Machine Learning

8 June 2020 | Archive

W3C Web & Machine Learning Workshop page banner image W3C announced today the Web & Machine Learning Workshop, previously postponed due to the international travel situation, is now being organized as a virtual event in September 2020.

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together providers of Machine Learning tools and frameworks with Web platform practitioners to enrich the Open Web Platform with better foundations for machine learning.

The event will be organized as a combination of pre-recorded talks (to be submitted in July 2020) followed by a series of live sessions in September, organized around 4 main themes:

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Browser Based Machine Learning
  • Web Platform Foundations for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Experiences on the Web: A Developer’s Perspective
  • Machine Learning Experiences on the Web: A User’s Perspective

The event is free and open to anyone with relevant perspectives on the topic to register for the event. For more information on the workshop, please see the workshop details and submission instructions.

Deadline to submit a proposal for a talk is 3 July 2020 and registration is open through 14 August 2020.

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