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State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control Abstraction is a W3C Recommendation

1 September 2015 | Archive

The Voice Browser Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control Abstraction. This document describes SCXML, or the “State Chart extensible Markup Language”. SCXML provides a generic state-machine based execution environment based on CCXML and Harel State Tables. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)

20 August 2015 | Archive

The Tracking Protection Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Tracking Preference Expression (DNT). This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP mechanism for expressing the user’s preference regarding tracking, an HTML DOM property to make that expression readable by scripts, and APIs that allow scripts to register site-specific exceptions granted by the user. It also defines mechanisms for sites to communicate whether and how they honor a received preference through use of the “Tk” response header field and well-known resources that provide a machine-readable tracking status. Learn more about the Privacy Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Priorities for CSS

20 August 2015 | Archive

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a Working Draft of Priorities for CSS from the Digital Publishing Interest Group. As publishing moves to the Open Web Platform (OWP), we hope to expand upon the range of content we are able to publish with web technologies. How content is displayed is of critical importance to how it is understood, and so we ask much of CSS. This document aims to describe our highest priorities for entirely new CSS features, implementation of CSS features that have already been specified, and even some cases where work may need to be done beyond the scope of CSS. Learn more about the Digital Publishing Activity.

Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching and Searching Draft Published

13 August 2015 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Draft of Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching and Searching. This document builds upon on Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0: Fundamentals (CHARMOD) to provide authors of specifications, software developers, and content developers a common reference on string identity matching on the World Wide Web and thereby increase interoperability. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

Two Notes Published by the Voice Browser Working Group

11 August 2015 | Archive

The Voice Browser Working Group has published two Group Notes:

XPath Data Model for SCXML: This document describes the XPath Data Model for SCXML. This data model allows SCXML state charts to use XML as their data representation, and to manipulate it with XPath. For more details on data models, see the SCXML specification.

DOM Event I/O Processor for SCXML: This document describes the DOM Event I/O Processor for SCXML. This event processor allows SCXML state machines to communicate with external entities via DOM Events. For more details on Event I/O Processors, see the SCXML specification.

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XQuery 3.1 Requirements and Use Cases Note Published

11 August 2015 | Archive

The XML Query Working Group has published a Group Note of XQuery 3.1 Requirements and Use Cases. The primary goal of XML Query 3.1 is to extend XML Query 3.0 with support for JSON maps and arrays, and to leverage these structures to make XQuery more useful. These data structures are also part of XPath 3.1, and are used in XSLT as well as XQuery. This document specifies goals and requirements for XQuery 3.1. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

W3C Opens New Australia Office

29 July 2015 | Archive

W3C Office logoW3C is pleased to announce the selection of Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra as the new host of the W3C Australia Office. The Australian W3C Office will be jointly hosted by the ANU College of Business and Economics and the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Armin Haller serves as Office Manager. W3C Offices act as local points of contact for W3C work and help ensure that W3C and its specifications reach an international audience. Professor Shirley Leitch, Dean of the ANU College of Business and Economics commented, “We are delighted to be selected to host the Australian office for W3C, an organization that defines the international standards of the World Wide Web and shapes the future of the Web.” Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science said the University will integrate ideas and developments from the W3C into its teaching. Read more in our press release, and learn more about the W3C Offices program.

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