W3C launches First HTML5 Course in new partnership with edX

31 March 2015 | Archive

W3Cx logoIn support of its on-going commitment to developer training programs, the W3C today announced a new member partnership with edX on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform under the name W3Cx. The W3Cx courses mean that thousands of developers around the world will have greater access to high quality training programs developed by W3C.

The first W3Cx course, HTML5-part 1, will focus on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level. It is widely recognized that HTML5 is and will be the essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. HTML5-part 1 will be taught by Michel Buffa Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur (UFR Sciences). Read the course description and register for the W3Cx course HTML5-part 1 which starts 1 June 2015. To learn more, read the press release.

Tracking Compliance and Scope Draft Published

31 March 2015 | Archive

The Tracking Protection Working Group has published a Working Draft of Tracking Compliance and Scope. 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. Learn more about the Privacy Activity.

Updated Candidate Recommendation of Media Source Extensions; Encrypted Media Extensions Draft Published

31 March 2015 | Archive

The HTML 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.

The group also published a Working Draft of Encrypted Media Extensions. This proposal extends HTMLMediaElement HTML5 providing APIs to control playback of protected content. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

CSS Scroll Snap Points Module Level 1 First Public Draft Published; CSS Template Layout Module Note Published

26 March 2015 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Scroll Snap Points Module Level 1. This module contains features to control panning and scrolling behavior with “snap points”. The group also published a Group Note of CSS Template Layout Module. A grid template can be seen as a cross between table layout and absolute positioning, and can also be associated with pages in paged media to create page templates. Learn more about the Style Activity.

UI Events (formerly DOM Level 3 Events) Draft Published

19 March 2015 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of UI Events (formerly DOM Level 3 Events). This specification defines UI Events which extend the DOM Event objects defined in DOM4. UI Events are those typically implemented by visual user agents for handling user interaction such as mouse and keyboard input. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of Mixed Content

17 March 2015 | Archive

W3C and the Web Application Security Working Group invite implementation of “Mixed Content,” a specification that aims to improve web security by describing how a user agent should handle fetching of content loaded in a mixed security context. Specifically, it provides recommendations for the handling of content fetched over unencrypted or unauthenticated connections in the context of an encrypted and authenticated document. The WebAppSec WG, part of the Security Activity, welcomes comments on its public mailing list.

Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1 Published

17 March 2015 | Archive

The RDFa Working Group has published four Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1, namely HTML+RDFa 1.1, RDFa Core 1.1, RDFa Lite 1.1, and XHTML+RDFa 1.1. The HTML+RDFa 1.1 Recommendation had to be updated now that both RDF 1.1 Concepts and HTML5 are Recommendations, in order to resolve dependencies and finalize the pending normative status of some HTML+RDFa 1.1 features. Using the opportunity of a republication of this document, the few editorial errata in all the RDFa 1.1 documents have also been taken care of. The Working Group has also published a new version of the RDFa 1.1 Primer Working Group Note. Learn more about the Data Activity.

Upcoming Workshop: Digital Marketing

13 March 2015 | Archive

W3C announced today the W3C Workshop on Digital Marketing, 29-30 April 2015, in Tampa, Florida (USA). The event is hosted by Nielsen.

Digital Marketing and the ecosystem surrounding it are growing at an unprecedented pace as consumers take advantage of new devices, features, and content on the Web; our core focus. As the Open Web Platform and technologies such as HTML5 continue to expand and offer new functionalities, brands, interactive marketers, content publishers and third party providers are calling W3C’s attention to gaps and challenges.

Our goal is to better understand which changes to the Open Web Platform would help improve interoperability, increase efficiencies, enable new innovations, and enhance communications. Topics of discussion include Security, and interaction with security measures; Data-gathering and measurement; performance, etc. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 6 April 2015.

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  • 2015-04-02 (2 APR)

    Web apps: a platform for connected devices

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    HTML5/Webapps workshop

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2015-04-14 (14 APR)

    Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    by Deborah Dahl

    Philly Tech Week -- EvoHaX

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 2015-04-18 (18 APR)

    20 years of CSS:
 maturity or senility?

    by Daniel Glazman

    Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

    Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

  • 2015-04-21 (21 APR)

    Natural Language Interaction with the Web of Things

    by Deborah Dahl

    Mobile Voice Conference 2015

    San Jose, California, USA

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