W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

23 September 2016 | Archive

TPAC 2016 logoAs W3C concludes on 23 September our annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting week, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met, we are excited to share advancements to the Open Web Platform and specific industry requirements for the next generation Web. In summarizing the W3C’s activities, Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO commented “Members of the W3C and the larger Web community carry a great responsibility to shape the future of Web technologies. Most people take for granted that the Web just works for them, but the foundational technologies that make the Web work for everyone are developed by highly skilled and dedicated technology experts in the W3C community. This year’s TPAC meetings underscored the importance and impact of W3C’s work.” Read the full Press Release.

First Public Working Draft of the Vehicle Signal Server Specification

20 October 2016 | Archive

The Automotive Working Group published a First Public Working Draft of the Vehicle Signal Server Specification which defines a WebSocket based API that enables client applications running on the In-Vehicle-Infotainment system and on the local vehicle network to access vehicle signals and data attributes. The purpose of the specification is to promote a Server API that enables application development in a consistent manner across participating automotive manufacturers.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1

20 October 2016 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1 which has been published a Candidate Recommendation. This module contains features to control panning and scrolling behavior with ‘snap positions’.

First Public Working Draft of PubSub

20 October 2016 | Archive

The Social Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of PubSub. This specification describes an open, simple, web-scale and decentralized Publish-Subscribe protocol; and HTTP-based profile which requirements for high-volume publishers and subscribers are optional.

Vibration API (Second Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

18 October 2016 | Archive

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a W3C Edited Recommendation of Vibration API (Second Edition). This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback. The Edited Recommendation incorporates a few editorial changes brought to the 2015 Vibration Recommendation, including a new privacy and security section.

W3C Invites Implementations of Micropub

18 October 2016 | Archive

The Social Web Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation of Micropub. Micropub is an open API standard used to create posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients. Web apps and native apps (e.g., iPhone, Android) can use Micropub to post short notes, photos, events or other posts to your own site.

Patent Advisory Group for Web Authentication Working Group Launched

17 October 2016 | Archive

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to the Web Authentication API; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Public comments regarding these disclosures may be sent to (public archive). Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.

New Working Group Note: Web Payments Overview 1.0

13 October 2016 | Archive

The Web Payments Working Group has published Web Payments Overview 1.0, which provides an introduction to the Web Payments ecosystem in development at W3C. The document lists some goals for improving payments on the Web, and provides a high level view of how components in the ecosystem communicate. The Working Group welcomes feedback.

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