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Linked Data Platform 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

26 February 2015 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Linked Data Platform 1.0. “Linked Data” refers to an approach to publishing data that puts linking at the heart of the notion of data, and uses the linking technologies provided by the Web to enable the weaving of a global distributed database. This specification defines a set of rules for HTTP operations on Web resources, some based on RDF, to provide an architecture for read-write Linked Data on the Web. Learn more about the Data Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of Linked Data Patch Format

3 March 2015 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Linked Data Patch Format. Linked Data Patch Format (LD Patch) defines a language for expressing a sequence of operations for patching Linked Data resources; it is suitable for use with the HTTP PATCH method. Learn more about the Data Activity.

WCAG-EM Report Tool: Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

3 March 2015 | Archive

The first version of the WCAG-EM Report Tool: Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator was published today by the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG). The tool helps you generate website accessibility evaluation reports according to Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM). WCAG-EM is an informative W3C Working Group Note. It describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. We encourage feedback on this version of the WCAG-EM Report Tool and suggestions for improvements for the next version. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Web Accessibility Tutorials on Forms, Images, Tables

3 March 2015 | Archive

Updated Web Accessibility Tutorials on Forms, Images, and Tables are now available from the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG). These tutorials show you how to create web content that is accessible to people with disabilities and that improves the user experience for all users. They include general guidance, and specific examples for HTML5 and WAI-ARIA. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Two Security First Public Working Drafts Published

26 February 2015 | Archive

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Content Security Policy Pinning. This document defines a new HTTP header that allows authors to instruct user agents to remember (“pin”) and enforce a Content Security Policy for a set of hosts for a period of time. Learn more about the Security Activity.

The group also published a Working Draft of Upgrade Insecure Requests. This document defines a mechanism which allows authors to instruct a user agent to upgrade a priori insecure resource requests to secure transport before Fetching them. Learn more about the Security Activity.

HTML Image Description Extension (longdesc) is a W3C Recommendation

26 February 2015 | Archive

The HTML5 Image Description Extension (longdesc) was published today as a Recommendation by the HTML Working Group, with the approval of the Protocols and Formats Working Group. This extension for HTML5 adds a longdesc attribute that is used to provide links to detailed descriptions of images, and is part of W3C’s work to ensure that the Open Web Platform is accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more about the HTML Activity and the WAI Technical Activity.

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