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MathML 3.0 Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard

23 June 2015 | Archive

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), together with the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the MathML Version 3.0 2nd Edition as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40314:2015).

MathML 3.0 is the mark-up language used in software and development tools for statistical, engineering, scientific, computational and academic expressions of math on the Web. MathML 3.0 improves accessibility authoring capabilities and can now be used both on its own, as before, or embedded in HTML. For more information, see the press release and member testimonials for MathML 3.0.

First Public Working Draft: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module

7 July 2015 | Archive

The Protocols and Formats Working Group, in coordination with the Digital Publishing Interest Group, published a First Public Working Draft of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0. This specification extends WAI-ARIA 1.1 to define an ontology of roles, states, and properties specific to digital publishing. It facilitates automated processing and accessibility support by providing semantics that are not included in base languages such as HTML. It allows authors to convey structural information to assistive technologies, and to enable semantic navigation, styling, and interactive features used by readers. More information is available in the blog post “ARIA and DPUB publish FPWD”. Learn more about the the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Digital Publishing Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI)

7 July 2015 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI). This specification describes user interface related properties and values that are proposed for CSS level 3 to style HTML and XML (including XHTML). It includes and extends user interface related features from the properties and values of CSS level 2 revision 1. It uses various properties and values to style basic user interface elements in a document. Learn more about the Style Activity.

Web Animations Draft Published

7 July 2015 | Archive

The CSS Working Group and the SVG Working Group have published a working draft of Web Animations. This specification defines a model for synchronization and timing of changes to the presentation of a Web page. It also defines an application programming interface for interacting with this model and it is expected that further specifications will define declarative means for exposing these features. Learn more about the Style Activity, and the Graphics Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of HTML Canvas 2D Context

2 July 2015 | Archive

The HTML Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate 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. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Web Annotation Protocol Published

2 July 2015 | Archive

The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Working Draft of Web Annotation Protocol. Annotations are typically used to convey information about a resource or associations between resources. Simple examples include a comment or tag on a single web page or image, or a blog post about a news article. Learn more about the Digital Publishing Activity.

Linked Data Platform Paging 1.0 Note Published

30 June 2015 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Group Note 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. Learn more about the Data Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1

30 June 2015 | Archive

The XML Core Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1. This document specifies a processing model and syntax for general purpose inclusion. Inclusion is accomplished by merging a number of XML information sets into a single composite infoset. Specification of the XML documents (infosets) to be merged and control over the merging process is expressed in XML-friendly syntax (elements, attributes, URI references). Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

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