W3C Workshop Report on the Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform

04 March 2013 | Archive

Graphics illustration of the Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform workshop W3C today published the report of the workshop eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards, hosted by O'Reilly TOC on 11-12 February, 2013, in New York, USA, and sponsored by Pearson.

W3C seeks to support the wide adoption of Web technologies in digital publishing contexts. Consequently, there is a need for the Web and Publishing communities to reinforce cooperation around well defined technical issues. This Workshop was a first step, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the needs of the Digital Publishing industry. The Workshop has identified a number of technical issues where the W3C could and should work together in the coming years.

The Workshop participants began discussions to prioritize lists of topics such as presentation, layout, fonts, or accessibility. As a next step, the W3C staff will work with stakeholders, such as IDPF and BISG, in the digital publishing ecosystem to identify opportunities for work related to publishing standards that can be launched at W3C.

W3C Workshop Report on Do Not Track and Beyond

04 March 2013 | Archive

W3C today published the report from the W3C Workshop on Do Not Track and Beyond held at UC Berkeley in November 2012. We welcomed experts from academia, industry, civil society and regulators to discuss the status of the current work of the Tracking Protection Working Group on Do Not Track, as well as related and future standards initiatives.

The Workshop reaffirmed the foundational assumption of a co-operative approach between the different stakeholders and identified a number of widely-shared views. We encourage those interested in ongoing work in this area to refer to the Tracking Protection Working Group, the Privacy Interest Group and the Customer Experience Digital Data Community Group.

W3C thanks the participants and appreciates the support of the UC Berkeley TRUST Science and Technology Center for hosting and of Yahoo! for sponsoring the event. Learn more about the W3C Privacy Activity.

Report: Current State and Roadmap of Standards for Web Applications on Mobile

04 March 2013 | Archive

Thumbnail of application platform diagram that appears in report W3C has published a new edition of Standards for Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the power of Web applications, particularly in the mobile context.

A deliverable of the webinos project, this edition of the document highlights changes since November 2012, including the advancement of HTML5 to Candidate Recommendation. This edition integrates and highlights technologies identified in the Core Mobile Web Platform 2012, a report published by the Core Mobile Web Community Group. In addition, key topics now link to related materials on WebPlatform Docs or in a W3DevCampus on-line training course. The report covers key standards track events as well as upcoming work.

Learn more about the Web and Mobile Devices.

Two new Drafts: Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML, The srcset attribute

28 February 2013 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today:

  • Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML. This document adds an additional public identifier that should be recognized by XHTML user agents and cause the HTML character entity definitions to be loaded. Unlike the identifiers already listed by the HTML5 specification, the identifier added by this extension references the set of definitions that is used by HTML.
  • The srcset attribute. When authors adapt their sites for high-resolution displays, they often need to be able to use different assets representing the same image. We address this need for adaptive, bitmapped content images by adding a srcset attribute to the img element.

Learn more about the HTML Activity.

Call for Review: Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)

26 February 2013 | Archive

An updated Working Draft of Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0 was published today by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) and Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG), through the joint WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Methodology Task Force ( Eval TF ). WCAG-EM describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to WCAG 2.0. Learn more from the WCAG-EM Overview and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Two Drafts Published: The picture element, and Use Cases and Requirements for Standardizing Responsive Images

26 February 2013 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today. Both documents were developed in collaboration with the Responsive Images Community Group.

  • The picture element. The picture element is an image container whose source content is determined by one or more CSS media queries.
  • Use Cases and Requirements for Standardizing Responsive Images. This document captures the use cases and requirements for standardizing a solution for responsive images. The use cases and requirements were gathered with consultation with HTML Working Group and WHATWG participants, RICG group members, and the general public.

Learn more about the HTML Activity and about W3C Community Groups.

W3C at CeBIT 2013

25 February 2013 | Archive

W3C will be present at CeBIT 2013 and is looking forward to meeting you on 5-6 March, at the DFKI presence in hall 09, booth F50.

  • On 5 March Bernard Gidon, EMEA Business Development leader, will be happy to discuss new areas of the open Web platform, including the recently launched Automotive Business Group.
  • On 5 and 6 March, Felix Sasaki, Head of the German-Austrian Office and staff contact for the MultilingualWeb-LT working group, will give a presentation as part of the CeBIT lab talk. He will be happy to discuss W3C's engagement in the German speaking region and new technologies and business opportunities around the global, multilingual Web market. This will encompass demos of the upcoming Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0, including some by Cocomore, a W3C Member.

You may already schedule meeting time with Bernard Gidon or Felix Sasaki.

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