Selectors Level 3 is a W3C Recommendation

6 November 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published Selectors Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an HTML or XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and are designed to be usable in performance-critical code.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Shadow Parts

15 November 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Shadow Parts. This specification defines the ‘::part()’ pseudo-element on shadow hosts, allowing shadow hosts to selectively expose chosen elements from their shadow tree to the outside page for styling purposes.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc.

New Resource: The Business Case for Digital Accessibility

9 November 2018 | Archive

icons: briefcase, shopping cart, gavel, speech bubblesThe WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published The Business Case for Digital Accessibility.

It describes how accessibility can drive innovation, enhance your brand, extend market reach, and minimize legal risk. It includes direct and indirect benefits of accessibility and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately. It provides case studies and examples that demonstrate how investment in accessibility is good for your organization.

Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

TTML1 3rd, TTML2, TTML-IMSC1 are W3C Recommendations

8 November 2018 | Archive

The Timed Text Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations:

The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for the purpose of interchange among authoring systems. TTML 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.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment and Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1

8 November 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations:

  • CSS Containment Module Level 1 describes the ‘contain’ property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well.
  • CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1 describes a CSS box model optimized for user interface design. In the flex layout model, the children of a flex container can be laid out in any direction, and can “flex” their sizes, either growing to fill unused space or shrinking to avoid overflowing the parent. Both horizontal and vertical alignment of the children can be easily manipulated. Nesting of these boxes (horizontal inside vertical, or vertical inside horizontal) can be used to build layouts in two dimensions.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.

First Public Working Draft: Trace Context

6 November 2018 | Archive

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Trace Context. A distributed application is an application that consists of multiple components, also known as micro-services, that are deployed and operated separately. The Trace Context specification defines properties intended for event correlation between micro-services to allow various tracing and diagnostics monitoring products to operate together.

First Public Working Drafts: Personalization Tools 1.0; Personalization Help and Support 1.0

18 October 2018 | Archive

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today:

Read more about the Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Upcoming Workshop: Web Standardization for Graph Data

15 October 2018 | Archive

W3C announced today a Workshop on Web Standardization for Graph Data, 4-6 March 2019, in Berlin, Germany. The event is hosted by Neo4J.

This workshop brings together people with an interest in the future of standards relating to graph data, and its ever growing importance in relation to the Internet of Things, smart enterprises, smart cities, etc., open markets of services, and synergies with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML).

The scope includes:

Harmonising different perspectives on database management systems:

  • The role of annotations, e.g. spatial, temporal, provenance, data quality, trust, etc. and opportunities for extending RDF to better support them;
  • the relationship between RDF and other related approaches, e.g. Labelled Property Graphs and work by ETSI ISG CIM;
  • requirements for graph query and update languages and
  • requirements for rule languages for graph data.

Managing the silos, big data, AI and machine learning:

  • Techniques for dealing with incomplete, uncertain and inconsistent knowledge;
  • different kinds of reasoning, e.g. deductive, inductive, abductive, analogical, spatial, temporal, causal, social, and emotional and
  • challenges for Big Data, AI/ML, and enterprise knowledge-graphs.

Scalability, security, trust, APIs and vocabulary development:

  • Techniques for mapping data between vocabularies with overlapping semantics, as a basis for scaling across different communities;
  • digital signatures for RDF and Property graphs, e.g. to verify that the graph hasn’t been tampered with;
  • what’s next for remote access to data and information services;
  • whether it is timely and appropriate to standardise a JavaScript API for Linked Data and
  • how to make W3C a more attractive venue for work on vocabularies.

We aim to share experiences, use case studies, new directions and insights on what’s needed for the next generation of Web data standards.

For more information on the workshop, please see details and submission instructions, and further background information. Expression of Interest and position statements are due by 15 December 2018.

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