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MathML 3.0 Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard

23 June 2015 | Archive

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), together with the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the MathML Version 3.0 2nd Edition as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40314:2015).

MathML 3.0 is the mark-up language used in software and development tools for statistical, engineering, scientific, computational and academic expressions of math on the Web. MathML 3.0 improves accessibility authoring capabilities and can now be used both on its own, as before, or embedded in HTML. For more information, see the press release and member testimonials for MathML 3.0.

Linked Data Patch Format Note Published

28 July 2015 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Group Note of Linked Data Patch Format. Linked Data Patch Format (LD Patch) defines a language for expressing a sequence of operations for patching Linked Data resources; it is suitable for use with the HTTP PATCH method. Learn more about the Data Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Chinese Layout Requirements

23 July 2015 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Requirements for Chinese Text Layout. The document describes requirements for Chinese script layout and text support on the Web and in digital publications. These requirements inform developers of Web technologies such as CSS, HTML, and SVG, and browser and tool implementers, about how to support users working in Chinese. The document is being developed by the Chinese Layout Task Force, part of the Internationalization Interest Group. This is still a very early draft and the group is looking for comments and contributions to support the further development of the document.

Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 2.0 Note Published

23 July 2015 | Archive

The XML Security Working Group has published a Group Note of XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 2.0. This informative W3C Working Group Note describes XML digital signature processing rules and syntax. XML Signatures provide integrity, message authentication, and/or signer authentication services for data of any type, whether located within the XML that includes the signature or elsewhere. Learn more about the Security Activity.

Spatial Data on the Web Use Cases and Requirements Note Published

23 July 2015 | Archive

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of its Use Cases and Requirements document. It is being published simultaneously by both W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is the first joint publication arising from the collaboration announced in January. The document sets out more than 50 requirements derived from more than 40 use cases where geospatial information systems and Web technologies can and should work together more easily. Spatial data — describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features — enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things, and many other applications.

The Working Group expects to begin publishing its primary deliverables later this year, starting with Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices in October. Learn more about the Data Activity.

System Applications Working Group (SysApps WG): Three Notes Published

23 July 2015 | Archive

The System Applications Working Group is in the process of being closed, and are republishing the group’s working drafts as working group notes to indicate their change of status.

Task Scheduler API Specification is a specification that defines an API to schedule a task at a specified time. When the indicated time is reached, the application that scheduled the task will be notified via a functional event on a service worker. A task event will be delivered to a service worker, regardless of whether the application is active on user agent. Applications such as an alarm clock or an auto-updater may utilize this API to perform certain action at a specified time.

The app: URL Scheme is a specification that defines the app: URL scheme. The app: URL scheme can be used by packaged applications to obtain resources that are inside a container. These resources can then be used with web platform features that accept URLs.

TCP and UDP Socket API is an API that provides interfaces to raw UDP sockets, TCP Client sockets and TCP Server sockets. As such, this requires a high level of trust in applications that use this API, since raw sockets can be used to work around the same origin security policy.

Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

Additional Requirements for Bidi in HTML and CSS Note Published

21 July 2015 | Archive

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Group Note of Additional Requirements for Bidi in HTML & CSS. This document was used to work through and communicate recommendations made to the HTML and CSS Working Groups for some of the most repetitive pain points. It is being published now for the historical record in order to capture some of the thinking that lay behind the evolution of the specifications and to help people in the future working on bidi issues understand the history of the decisions taken. Notes have been added to give a brief summary of what was actually implemented in the HTML or CSS specifications. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

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