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Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Profile for limiting usage of dynamic memory is a W3C Recommendation

9 September 2014 | Archive

The EXI Working Group published the Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Profile for limiting usage of dynamic memory as W3C Recommendation. EXI 1.0 is a very efficient format to represent an XML Information Set. It is highly customizable to fit the need of diverse use cases, ranging from B2B applications down to embedded-systems use. It satisfies compactness and processing efficiency requirements, while preserving all the information contained in the XML InfoSet. As a representation of XML, it is by design naturally extensible.

EXI is able to handle deviation or extensions from the Schema in use very efficiently thanks to its self-augmenting grammar system. However, This sometimes poses a challenge for low-memory systems, such as sensors and microcontrollers, embedded in power grids, vehicles, or other small devices.

This EXI Profile addresses this issue by permitting applications to define profiles that are interoperable and best suit systems memory constraints, while maintaining its full extensibility.

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Registration Open for JavaScript Training Course; Early Bird Rate through 25 September

15 September 2014 | Archive

Registration for W3C’s “JavaScript” online training course is open. The 4-week session, which begins 20 October, provides instruction about JavaScript good practices, tricks, and tools, illustrated through examples and assignments. Register before 25 September to benefit from the early bird rate. Check all other acclaimed courses open for registration (such as HTML5 and Responsive Web Design) . Learn more about W3DevCampus, the official W3C online training for Web developers and watch the intro video.

Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images and Tables

11 September 2014 | Archive

The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published Web Accessibility Tutorials on Images and Tables. Additional tutorials will be announced soon. These tutorials show you how to create web content that is accessible to people with disabilities and that improves the user experience for all users. They include general guidance, and specific examples for HTML5 and WAI-ARIA. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

CSS Display Module Level 3 Draft Published

11 September 2014 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Display Module Level 3. This module describes how the CSS formatting box tree is generated from the document element tree and defines the display and box-suppress properties that control it. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Learn more about the Style Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of Vibration API; HTML Media Capture

9 September 2014 | Archive

The Device APIs Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations:

  • Vibration API. This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback.
  • HTML Media Capture. This specification defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as a camera, or microphone, from within a file upload control.

Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

9 September 2014 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. This draft contains the features of CSS level 3 relating to borders and backgrounds. It includes and extends the functionality of CSS level 2, which builds on CSS level 1. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows. This module replaces two earlier drafts: CSS3 Backgrounds and CSS3 Border. Learn more about the Style Activity.

Last Call: Linked Data Platform Paging 1.0

9 September 2014 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Linked Data Platform Paging 1.0. This document describes a HTTP-based protocol for clients and servers to be able to efficiently retrieve large Linked Data Platform Resource representations by splitting up the responses into separate URL-addressable page resources. Comments are welcome through 30 September. Learn more about the Data Activity.

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