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TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1) is a W3C Recommendation

21 April 2016 | Archive

The Timed Text Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of TTML1: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion to other subtitling and captioning formats.

Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages Note Published

3 May 2016 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Group Note of Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages. The Unicode Standard defines the universal character set. Its primary goal is to provide an unambiguous encoding of the content of plain text, ultimately covering all languages in the world, but also major text-based notational systems for science, technology, music, and scholarship. This document contains guidelines on the use of the Unicode Standard in conjunction with markup languages such as XML.

W3C Invites Implementations of Media Source Extensions

3 May 2016 | Archive

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Media Source Extensions. This specification extends HTMLMediaElement to allow JavaScript to generate media streams for playback. Allowing JavaScript to generate streams facilitates a variety of use cases like adaptive streaming and time shifting live streams.

Digital Publishing and Accessibility in W3C Documents Note Published

3 May 2016 | Archive

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a Group Note of Digital Publishing and Accessibility in W3C Documents. This document describes how W3C guidelines (including but not limited to WCAG20, ATAG20, UAAG20, and WAI-ARIA) and their principles, guidelines, and success criteria can be applied to the needs of Digital Publishing. It provides informative guidance, but does not set requirements.

W3C Invites Implementations of Tracking Compliance and Scope

26 April 2016 | Archive

The Tracking Protection Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Tracking Compliance and Scope. Do Not Track is designed to provide users with a simple mechanism to express a preference to allow or limit online tracking. Complying with the user’s preference includes limits on the collection, retention and use of data collected as a third party to user actions and the sharing of data not permanently de-identified. This specification defines a set of practices for compliance with a user’s Do Not Track (DNT) tracking preference to which a server may claim adherence.

First Public Working Draft of Payment Request API Specifications

21 April 2016 | Archive

The Web Payments Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of the following specifications. These are the first of a suite of specifications to make payments on the Web easier and more secure.

  • Payment Request API, which describes a web API to allow merchants (i.e., web sites selling physical or digital goods) to easily accept payments through different payment methods with minimal integration.
  • Basic Card Payment describes the data formats used by the Payment Request API to support payment by payment cards such as credit or debit cards.
  • Payment Method Identifiers defines payment method identifier strings so that components in the payment ecosystem can determine which parties support which payment methods.

The Working Group published a FAQ and welcomes feedback on these early drafts.

Tim Berners-Lee to Keynote IDPF’s DigiCon event 10 May 2016 in Chicago

20 April 2016 | Archive

W3C is pleased to announce that Tim Berners-Lee, Web Inventor and W3C Director, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at IDPF DigiCon, the annual digital publishing conference hosted by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and co-located with Book Expo America (BEA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In his talk, “Realizing the Vision of Publishing Technology with Web Technology” Berners-Lee will preview potential new ways of reading, authoring and publishing in the future that are being made possible by the new rich media environment for publishing.

For the past three years W3C’s Digital Publishing Activity has been collaborating with the IDPF and other publishing industry groups to bring key requirements of the publishing industry to the Web. For more information, see the Media Advisory. To register for the DigiCon event, see registration form.

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  • 2016-05-05 (5 MAY)

    HTML5

    keynote by Steven Pemberton

    J.Boye Philadelphia 16

    Philadelphia, USA

  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

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

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginner's Basics

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour Through Resources form the W3C Web Accessibility

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

  • 2016-05-12 (12 MAY)

    W3C Web Standards Work for the Automotive Industry

    by Bernard Gidon

    W3C Web Standards Work for the Automotive Industry

    Goteborg, Sweden

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