W3C Opens Office in Russia

16 February 2012 | Archive

W3C announces today the opening of a new Russia Offices, as part of increasing inclusion and participation in W3C. The Office is hosted by the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (HSE), founded in 1992. As one of Moscow's leading Universities, HSE will work with W3C to strengthen ties to both industry and research in Russia as well as HSE's many international academic and industry partners.

"I am happy to welcome W3C in Russia," said Victor Klintsov, Deputy Director of Institute of Information Technology at HSE and the head of the new Office. "It is very positive to see growing demand for Russian talent not only to be included in one of the most dynamic industries, but also to shape it. Second, it is quite important for Russian specialists to contribute to the most prominent area of Internet development: the Web."

Read more in our press release.

W3C Launches Privacy Interest Group

17 February 2012 | Archive

W3C launched today a new Privacy Interest Group, whose mission is to improve the support of privacy in Web standards by monitoring ongoing privacy issues that affect the Web, investigating potential areas for new privacy work, and providing guidelines and advice for addressing privacy in standards development. The group may consider issues such as online tracking; location, health and financial data; eGovernment initiatives; and online social networking and identity. Where appropriate, the Interest Group will recommend areas where W3C should begin recommendation-track standards work on privacy issues and may prototype or initiate such work within the group. Participation in the Privacy Interest Group is open to the public. Learn more about Privacy.

SOAP over Java Message Service 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

16 February 2012 | Archive

The SOAP-JMS Binding Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of SOAP over Java Message Service 1.0. This document specifies how SOAP binds to a messaging system that supports the Java Message Service (JMS) [Java Message Service]. Binding is specified for both SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 using the SOAP 1.2 Protocol Binding Framework. This specification also describes how to use WSDL documents to indicate and control the use of this binding. Learn more about the Web Services Activity.

State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control Abstraction Draft Published

16 February 2012 | Archive

The Voice Browser Working Group has published a Working Draft of State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control Abstraction. This document describes SCXML, or the "State Chart extensible Markup Language". SCXML provides a generic state-machine based execution environment based on CCXML and Harel State Tables. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.

Last Call: CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

14 February 2012 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 for the purpose of updating the previous Candidate Recommendation. This module of CSS contains the features of CSS level 3 relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows. All persons are encouraged to review the changes and send comments to the www-style mailing list. The deadline for comments is 6 March 2012. Learn more about the Style Activity.

XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases Note Published

14 February 2012 | Archive

The XML Core Working Group has published a Group Note of XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases. This document outlines the requirements and use cases for to changes to XInclude: support for RFC 5147 and improved communication between the pre- and post-inclusion Infosets. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

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