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Subresource Integrity is a W3C Recommendation

23 June 2016 | Archive

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Subresource Integrity. This specification defines a mechanism by which user agents may verify that a fetched resource has been delivered without unexpected manipulation.

Upcoming Workshop: Web and Virtual Reality

28 June 2016 | Archive

W3C announced today Web & Virtual Reality Workshop, 19-20 October 2016, in Mountain View, CA, USA. The event is hosted by Samsung.

The combination of improvements in hardware and software capabilities have brought lots of renewed interest in virtual reality experiences. Many of these improved capabilities are available in modern browsers via the Open Web Platform, and thus make the Web a promising ecosystem to create, distribute and enjoy virtual reality applications and services.

W3C is organizing the workshop to look at the intersection of Web and Virtual Reality technologies. The workshop aims at enabling sharing experiences between practitioners of the field, discuss existing gaps in the Web platform that make some Virtual Reality use cases difficult or impossible in browsers today, and explore what future standards are needed to pave the way for the Web to be one of the major VR platforms.

Expected topics of the Workshop include:

  • displaying stereoscopic content
  • detecting & adapting to characteristics of VR headsets
  • handling new input methods for VR (gamepad, hand position, etc.)
  • accessible user interfaces and interoperability considerations across VR applications
  • innovative VR applications that provide novel accessibility supports
  • 3D audio
  • 3D media synchronization
  • declarative 3D scenes
  • interoperable formats and codecs for 3D and 360 content
  • displaying and interacting with 360 video and images from HTML
  • bringing VR as progressive enhancement to classic Web browsing
  • 3D video capture (3D camera) and processing (e.g. scene perception)
  • streaming 3D/360 content, streaming real-time 3D content
  • obstacles to high framerate rendering of 3D

The event is open to all; position statements or expression of interests will be required to participate, due by 16 September 2016.

W3Cx opens its HTML5 Advanced MOOC Course

27 June 2016 | Archive

HTML5 Part 2 MOOC logoToday, W3Cx re-opens registration for the HTML5 Part 2 MOOC course which focuses on advanced features such as HTML5-based APIs, Web components, advanced multimedia, audio for music and games, and more. Taught by Michel Buffa, Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur, the course lasts 4 weeks. This course completes the HTML5 from W3C XSeries, after the HTML5 Introduction and HTML5 Part 1 courses that were held for the past 2 months.

The HTML5 Part 2 course allows Web developers and designers to sharpen their design skills through numerous interactive exercises and practical assignments. Read this course’s great reviews, its description and register. Learn lots and have fun!

Upcoming W3C China 10th Anniversary in Beijing

24 June 2016 | Archive

W3C announced today W3C China 10th Anniversary, held on 9 July 2016, in Beijing; hosted by W3C/Beihang, which opened as the W3C China Office in 2006, and became the fourth Host of W3C in 2013–a new center for W3C technical staff and leadership activities in China.

A number of developers, W3C members, invited experts from Academia and Industry, and W3C team representatives will be present at this one-day event, which consists of three sessions: Core Web Technologies, Future of the Web and Web & Industry, involving the topics of Web design, WebAPP, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Accessibility, Knowledge Graph, Web Payments, Web of Things, Web Automotive, Linked Data, etc.

W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is free and open to all, subject to registration and the capacity of the venue. Interpretation and translation between English and Chinese will be available if needed. Registration will be required to participate, due by 5 July 2016

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First Public Working Draft: Page Visibility 2

23 June 2016 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Working Draft of Page Visibility 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of power and CPU efficient web applications.

W3C Invites Implementations of HTML 5.1

21 June 2016 | Archive

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of HTML 5.1. This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to be introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention continues to be given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.

Upcoming Workshop: Smart Descriptions and Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc)

17 June 2016 | Archive

W3C announced today Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc) Workshop, 30 November – 1 December 2016, in Amsterdam, hosted by CWI and organized in conjunction with the EU funded project VRE4EIC.

This workshop aims to clarify the steps needed to improve communication between data repositories and applications that use that data, such as virtual research environments. Applications may simply discover data or visualize it, manipulate it, discuss it, correct it, describe it, republish it, etc. The outcome may be a new W3C Working Group chartered to extend DCAT and determine how human and machine-readable metadata profiles are defined and made discoverable. A further aim is to explore how W3C can best support vocabulary development for a variety of communities.

W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all, subject to registration and the capacity of the venue. Position statements will be required to secure a speaking slot, due by 9 October 2016.

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