W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group
10 January 2013 | Archive
The W3C Advisory Committee has elected the following people to the Technical Architecture Group (TAG): Marcos Caceres (Unaffiliated), Yehuda Katz (jQuery Foundation), Alex Russell (Google), and Anne van Kesteren (Unaffiliated). They join continuing participants Noah Mendelsohn (unaffiliated), Jonathan Rees (unaffiliated), Jeni Tennison (Open Data Institute), and Henry Thompson (U. of Edinburgh), as well as co-Chair Tim Berners-Lee. W3C thanks those TAG participants whose terms end this month for their contributions: Peter Linss (HP), Ashok Malhotra (Oracle), and Larry Masinter (Adobe). The mission of the TAG is to build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary, to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG, and to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C. Learn more about the TAG.
XPath 3.0, XQuery 3.0, XQueryX 3.0 are W3C Candidate Recommendations
09 January 2013 | Archive
The XSLT Working Group and XML Query Working Group published Candidate Recommendations for version 3.0 of XQuery, XQueryX and XPath, together with Functions and Operators and the XPath and XQuery Data Model. The Serialization specification is also published, but as a second Last Call, after substantive changes were made.
XPath is a language for selecting parts of XML documents; XQuery and XQueryX are query languages for selecting, joining and manipulating XML documents. All three languages operate on any data source that can be represented as instances of the XQuery and XPath abstract Data Model (XDM) and can use the facilities described in the Functions and Operators specification. XQuery (and external derivatives such as JSONiq) are becoming widely used in the NoSQL arena as well as with XML, RDF and large data sets.
- XPath 3.0 Candidate Recommendation
- XQuery 3.0 Candidate Recommendation
- XQueryX 3.0 Candidate Recommendation
- XQuery and XPath Functions and Operators 3.0 Candidate Recommendation
- XQuery and XPath Data Model (XDM) 3.0 Candidate Recommendation
- The revised Last Call Working Draft of XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.0
- Updated Working Draft of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0
- Updated Working Draft of XQuery Update Facility 3.0
- Updated Working Draft of XML Query (XQuery) 3.0 Requirements
- Updated Working Draft of XQuery 3.0 Use Cases
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Three drafts published by the Web Cryptography Working Group
08 January 2013 | Archive
The Web Cryptography Working Group has published three documents today.
- A First Public Working Draft of Web Cryptography API Use Cases. This document is an informative overview of the target use cases for a cryptographic API for the web. These use cases, described as scenarios, represent some of the set of expected functionality that may be achieved by the Web Cryptography API, which provides an API for cryptographic operations such as encryption and decryption, and the Key Discovery API, which specifically covers the ability to access cryptographic keys that have been pre-provisioned.
Learn more about the Security Activity. This document is
Registered Organization Vocabulary Draft Published
08 January 2013 | Archive
The Government Linked Data Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Registered Organization Vocabulary. This is a vocabulary for describing organizations that have gained legal entity status through a formal registration process, typically in a national or regional register. It focuses solely on such organizations and excludes natural persons, virtual organizations and other types of legal entity or 'agent' that are able to act. It should be seen as a specialization of the more flexible and comprehensive Organization Ontology. Learn more about the eGovernment Activity.