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W3C Launches Web of Things initiative

21 January 2015 | Archive

W3C announced today a new Web of Things initiative to develop Web standards for enabling open markets of applications and services based upon connected sensors and actuators (the Internet of Things) and the Web of data. Open standards will be essential to realising the huge potential. We invite you to join the new Web of Things Interest Group and drive work on use cases, requirements, and best practices. The aim is to build a shared vision and identify specific opportunities for standardization.

So far work on the Internet of Things has focused on the sensors and actuators and the associated communication technologies. Comparatively little attention has been given to what is needed for services to break free of today’s product silos. Web technologies are considered to be very promising, including the role of scripting languages like JavaScript for defining services. However, there is considerable work left to do to support discovery and interoperation of services, along with attention to security, privacy, accessibility and resilience in the face of faults and attacks.

The potential if we get this right is huge and will greatly expand the scale of the Web. Please join us to help address the many challenges.

Authoring Techniques for XHTML and HTML Internationalization: Characters and Encodings 1.0 Published as a Group Note

27 January 2015 | Archive

Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Characters and Encodings 1.0 has been published as a Working Group Note. The Internationalization Working Group discontinued work on this guide to provide HTML authors with techniques for developing internationalized HTML, to consider character encoding when producing web pages, and to understand how to choose and declare encodings, how and when to use character escapes, etc. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

MediaStream Recording; Mediastream Image Capture Drafts Published

27 January 2015 | Archive

The Device APIs Working Group and Web Real-Time Communication Working Group have published two Working Drafts today.

  • MediaStream Recording, which defines a recording API for use with MediaStreams as defined in Media Capture and Streams.
  • Mediastream Image Capture, which specifies the takePhoto() and grabFrame() methods, and corresponding camera settings for use with MediaStreams as defined in Media Capture and Streams.

Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Frame Timing

20 January 2015 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Frame Timing. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to frame performance data to facilitate smoothness (i.e. Frames per Second and Time to Frame) measurements. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Navigation Timing 2 Draft Published

20 January 2015 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Working Draft of Navigation Timing 2. This specification defines a unified interface to store and retrieve high resolution performance metric data related to the navigation of a document. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

First Public Working Draft: Packaging on the Web

15 January 2015 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group and the Technical Architecture Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Packaging on the Web. This document describes an approach for creating packages of files for use on the web. The approach is to package them using a new application/package media type. To access packages related to other files on the web, clients that understand packages of files look for a Link header or (in HTML documents) a <link> element with a new link relation of package. Other formats may define format-specific mechanisms for locating related packages. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity and the Technical Architecture Group.

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