W3C Demonstrates Impact of Open Web Platform at Mobile World Congress 2013

12 February 2013 | Archive

W3C at Mobile World Congress 2013 W3C invites media, analysts, and other attendees of Mobile World Congress to meet with us 25-28 February and learn ways the Open Web Platform is impacting industry at large. W3C will showcase demonstrations of HTML5 and other open W3C Web technologies at its booth in App Planet, Stand 8.1H49. CEO Jeff Jaffe, W3C staff, and participating W3C Members will be available as expert resources for media stories and analyst reports on how the Web is changing mobile, television, advertising, games, publishing, automotive, health care, and other industries. Read the media advisory.

Registration Open for New HTML5 Training Course; Early Bird Rate through 22 February

14 February 2013 | Archive

W3C is pleased to launch a new "HTML5" training course. Experienced trainer Michel Buffa will cover the techniques developers and designers need to create great Web pages and apps. Topics include video, animations, forms, and APIs to create location-based services, and offline applications. Training starts 18 March and lasts six weeks; students receive a certificate upon course completion. Read the W3C HTML5 training course outline, and register before February 22 to benefit from the early bird rate. Learn more about W3DevCampus, the W3C online training for Web developers.

Streams API, HTML Templates Drafts Published

14 February 2013 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today:

  • Streams API, which provides an API for representing binary data in web applications as a Stream object, as well as programmatically building and reading its contents. This specification defines objects to be used within threaded web applications for the synchronous reading of a Stream. This API is designed to be used in conjunction with other APIs and elements on the web platform, notably: File, XMLHttpRequest, postMessage, and Web Workers.
  • HTML Templates, which describes a method for declaring inert DOM subtrees in HTML and manipulating them to instantiate document fragments with identical contents.

Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Using WAI-ARIA in HTML Draft Published

14 February 2013 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Using WAI-ARIA in HTML. This document is a practical guide for developers on how to add accessibility information to HTML elements using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification [WAI-ARIA], which defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. This document demonstrates how to use WAI-ARIA in [HTML5], which especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

CSS Fonts Module Level 3, CSS Transitions Drafts Published

12 February 2013 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published two Working Drafts today:

  • CSS Fonts Module Level 3. This CSS3 module describes how font properties are specified and how font resources are loaded dynamically.
  • CSS Transitions. CSS Transitions allows property changes in CSS values to occur smoothly over a specified duration.

Learn more about the Style Activity.

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