W3C Appoints Peter Swire New Co-Chair for Do Not Track Standard

27 November 2012 | Archive

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces the appointment of Peter Swire as co-Chair of the Tracking Protection Working Group. The group is working to define the Do Not Track protocol, and to establish agreement about what compliance with the Do Not Track signal will mean in practice. A law professor at the Ohio State University and veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations (in the US), Swire brings significant experience in consensus-building and broad expertise on privacy matters to the table. "W3C's Do Not Track process is designed to foster an Internet that users globally can trust," said Swire, "with consumer choice, transparency about privacy practices, and continued innovation that brings diverse content to all those who use the Internet." Read the full press release and participant quotes.

The Network Information API Draft Published

29 November 2012 | Archive

The Device APIs Working Group has published a Working Draft of The Network Information API. The Network Information API provides an interface for web applications to access the underlying connection information of the device. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

Registration Opens for W3Conf 2013, W3C's Developer Conference

28 November 2012 | Archive

W3Conf W3C announces today W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web Professionals, W3C's second annual developer conference, in San Francisco on 21-22 February 2013. Presentations will focus on practical, cutting-edge standards that developers and designers can use across browsers today, and give a glimpse into what's coming. The conference will feature leading experts in the Web industry on HTML5, CSS, graphics, mobiles, accessibility, multimedia, APIs, and more. Space is limited, so register now.

Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration (Second Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

27 November 2012 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration (Second Edition). This specification standardizes a packaging format and metadata for a class of software known commonly as packaged apps or widgets. Unlike traditional user interface widgets (e.g., buttons, input boxes, toolbars, etc.), widgets as specified in this document are full-fledged client-side applications that are authored using technologies such as HTML and then packaged for distribution. Examples range from simple clocks, stock tickers, news casters, games and weather forecasters, to complex applications that pull data from multiple sources to be "mashed-up" and presented to a user in some interesting and useful way. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

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