HTML Canvas 2D Context is a W3C Recommendation

19 November 2015 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of HTML Canvas 2D Context. This specification defines the 2D Context for the HTML canvas element. The 2D Context provides objects, methods, and properties to draw and manipulate graphics on a canvas drawing surface.

Call for Review: Web Storage (Second Edition) Proposed Recommendation

26 November 2015 | Archive

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Web Storage (Second Edition). This specification defines an API for persistent data storage of key-value pair data in Web clients, and introduces two related mechanisms, similar to HTTP session cookies, for storing name-value pairs on the client side. Comments are welcome through 08 January.

Fingerprinting Guidance for Web Specification Authors (Draft) Note Published

24 November 2015 | Archive

The Privacy Interest Group has published a Group Note of Fingerprinting Guidance for Web Specification Authors (Draft). Exposure of settings and characteristics of browsers can impact user privacy by allowing for browser fingerprinting. This document defines different types of fingerprinting, considers distinct levels of mitigation for the related privacy risks and provides guidance for Web specification authors on how to balance these concerns when designing new Web features.

Web Platform Working Group Updates Web App Manifest and Selection API

24 November 2015 | Archive

The Web Platform Working Group has published two Working Drafts:

  • Web App Manifest: This specification defines a JSON-based manifest that provides developers with a centralized place to put metadata associated with a web application. This includes, but is not limited to, the web application’s name, links to icons, as well as the preferred URL to open when a user launches the web application. The manifest also allows developers to declare a default orientation for their web application, as well as providing the ability to set the display mode for the application (e.g., in fullscreen). Additionally, the manifest allows a developer to “scope” a web application to a URL. This restricts the URLs to which the manifest is applied and provides a means to “deep link” into a web application from other applications.
  • Selection API: This document is a preliminary draft of a specification for the Selection API and selection related functionality. It replaces a couple of old sections of the HTML specification, the selection part of the old DOM Range specification.

XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0 is a W3C Recommendation

24 November 2015 | Archive

The XQuery WG and XSLT WG have published a W3C Recommendation of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0. This document defines the syntax and formal semantics of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0, which is a language that extends XQuery 3.0 (XQuery 3.0: An XML Query Language) and XPath 3.0 (XML Path Language (XPath) 3.0) with full-text search capabilities.

W3C makes its data available through a Web API

23 November 2015 | Archive

In response to demand from developers in our community wanting to interact with W3C’s data, we have developed an API. Through it we are making available public data on Specifications, Groups, Organizations and Users. We are providing a JSON format initially with alternate formats in the works and we will be expanding what information we expose over time. For more information please see the project page on Github.

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  • 2015-11-26 (26 NOV)

    Transforming the Web together

    by Bernard Gidon

    How to Web

    Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015-11-28 (28 NOV)

    How to Improve Your Project’s Accessibility Without Going Crazy

    by Eric Eggert

    Drupal Camp Vienna

    Vienna, Austria

  • 2015-12-04 (4 DEC)

    Multimodal Interaction Standards at the World Wide Web Consortium

    by Deborah Dahl

    Linguistic Data Consortium Institute Seminar Series

    Philadelphia, USA

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