Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap

4 September 2015 | Archive

Thumbnail of application platform diagram that appears in the reportW3C has published the August 2015 edition of Standards for Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context.

A deliverable of the HTML5Apps project, this edition includes changes and additions since May 2015, particularly emerging work such as the proposed charter for a Web Payments Working Group and the development of a draft charter for a Hardware Security Working Group. Learn more about the Web and Mobile Interest Group.

Two Drafts Published by the Device APIs Working Group

3 September 2015 | Archive

The Device APIs Working Group has published two Working Drafts today:

Ambient Light Events: The DeviceLightEvent interface provides information about the ambient light levels, as detected by the device’s light detector, in terms of lux units. This specification defines a means to receive events that correspond to a light sensor detecting the presence of a light.

Proximity Events: The DeviceProximityEvent interface provides web developers information about the distance between the hosting device and a nearby object. This specification defines a means to receive events that correspond to a proximity sensor detecting the presence of a physical object.

W3Cx re-opens course to Learn HTML5 from W3C

2 September 2015 | Archive

Logo for W3Cx HTML 5.1 October 2015 courseAfter a successful first run of the course that drove over 77K enrollees, W3Cx re-opens registration for the HTML5 Part-1 MOOC course, to start on 5 October 2015. The course lasts 6 weeks, and is taught by Michel Buffa, Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur.

This HTML5 Part 1 course focuses on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level, and allows Web developers and designers to test their new skills through numerous interactive exercises and practical assignments. Read the course reviews, its description and register! Learn lots and have fun!

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.

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.

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