W3C Launches RDFa Working Group

02 February 2010 | Archive

W3C launched today the RDFa Working Group, whose mission is to support the use of RDFa, a format for embedding structured data in Web documents. The Working Group's goals include making it easier to author RDFa, promoting continued adoption of the technology in HTML, XHTML, and XML, and helping developers create RDFa applications. The group is chartered to extend and enhance RDFa 1.0, including the specification of an API. The Working Group will also support the HTML Working Group in its work on incorporating RDFa in HTML5 and XHTML5 (as a followup on the the currently published Working Draft for RDFa 1.0 in HTML5). Learn more about the Semantic Web.

Design Notes for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0 Draft Updated

04 February 2010 | Archive

The XSL Working Group has published a Working Draft of Design Notes for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0. This document describes initial design notes for version 2.0 of the Formatting Object (FO) part of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL). Learn more about the XML Activity.

Last Call for Two XML Signature Drafts; Other Drafts Updated

04 February 2010 | Archive

The XML Security Working Group published two Last Call Working Drafts:

  • XML Signature Syntax and Processing 1.1, which specifies XML syntax and processing rules for creating and representing digital signatures. XML Signatures can be applied to any digital content, including XML.
  • XML Signature Properties, which outlines proposed standard XML Signature Properties syntax and processing rules and an associated namespace for these properties. The intent is these can be composed with any version of XML Signature using the XML SignatureProperties element.

The group welcomes Last Call comments through 18 March. The group also published several other drafts today: XML Security 1.1 Requirements and Design Considerations, XML Security RELAX NG Schemas, XML Security 2.0 Requirements and Design Considerations, XML Signature Transform Simplification: Requirements and Design, and XML Signature Best Practices. Learn more about XML Technology.

Comments Welcome on First Draft of The System Information API

02 February 2010 | Archive

The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of The System Information API. This specification defines an API to provide Web applications with access to various properties of the system which they are running on. Specifically, properties pertaining to the device hardware are addressed. Examples include battery status, current network bandwidth. Additionally, some of those properties offer access to the environment around the device, such as ambient brightness or atmospheric pressure. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

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