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First Public Working Draft: Web Payments Use Cases 1.0

16 April 2015 | Archive

Today the Web Payments Interest Group published a first draft of Web Payments Use Cases. The current payment landscape is changing rapidly, offering new opportunities for greater security, improved usability on mobile, and payment innovations in areas like digital wallets and cryptocurrencies. The lack of open standards for integrating the latest developments into the Web makes it more difficult for merchants, Web developers, and payment service providers to adapt to new payment solutions. Fragmented regulatory environments further complicate the payments landscape.

To achieve greater interoperability among merchants and their customers, payment providers, software vendors, mobile operators, and payment networks, the W3C Web Payments Interest Group, launched in October 2014, is developing a roadmap for standards to improve the interoperability of payments on the Web. Today’s use cases document establishes the group’s initial scope of work. Guided by these use cases, the W3C Web Payments Interest Group (see the current participants) plans to derive architecture and associated technology requirements. That work will form the basis of conversations with W3C groups and the broader payments industry about what standards (from W3C or other organizations) will be necessary to fulfill the use cases and achieve the full potential of Web payments.

Learn more about W3C’s work on Payments on the Web, supported in part by the European Union through the HTML5Apps project.

UI Events (formerly DOM Level 3 Events) Draft Published

28 April 2015 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of UI Events (formerly DOM Level 3 Events). This specification defines UI Events which extend the DOM Event objects defined in DOM4. UI Events are those typically implemented by visual user agents for handling user interaction such as mouse and keyboard input. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Last Call: W3C DOM4

28 April 2015 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of W3C DOM4. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events and node trees. Comments are welcome through 19 May. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

Language Tags and Locale Identifiers for the World Wide Web Draft Published

23 April 2015 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Draft of Language Tags and Locale Identifiers for the World Wide Web. This document describes the best practices for identifying or selecting the language of content as well as the the locale preferences used to process or display data values and other information on the Web. It describes how document formats, specifications, and implementations should handle language tags, as well as extensions to language tags that describe the cultural or linguistic preferences referred to in internationalization as a “locale”. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

Linked Data Platform 1.0 Primer Note Published

23 April 2015 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Group Note of Linked Data Platform 1.0 Primer. This primer provides an introduction to the Linked Data Platform (LDP), with examples illustrating the principal concepts such as the notion of an LDP resource, and the LDP container and how they can be used by Web clients. Two sample scenarios show how an LDP client can interact with an LDP server in the context of a read-write Linked Data application, i.e. how to use HTTP for accessing, updating, creating and deleting resources from servers that expose their resources as Linked Data. Learn more about the Data Activity.

Clipboard API and events; File API Drafts Published

21 April 2015 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of Clipboard API and events. This specification defines the common clipboard operations of cutting, copying and pasting, in such a way that they are exposed to Web Applications and can be adapted to provide advanced functionality. Its goal is to provide for compatibility where possible with existing implementations.

The Group also published a Working Draft of File API. This specification provides an API for representing file objects in web applications, as well as programmatically selecting them and accessing their data. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4

21 April 2015 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all properties on all elements. By way of cascading and inheritance, values are propagated for all properties on all elements. Learn more about the Style Activity.

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  • 2015-05-11 (11 MAY)

    Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginners' Basics

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

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    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

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    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour through Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility

    by Kevin White

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    Web Accessibility Essentials using WAI-ARIA and HTML5

    by Eric Eggert

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    Web Accessibility Essentials Using WAI-ARIA and HTML5

    by Eric Eggert

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