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.

WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices Draft with Updated Guidance

07 March 2013 | Archive

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) has published an updated Working Draft of WAI-ARIA 1.0 Authoring Practices: An author's guide to understanding and implementing Accessible Rich Internet Applications. It provides detailed advice and examples to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. It is primarily for web application developers, and is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers. Please send comments by 5 April 2013. Learn more from the call for review e-mail and read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Metadata for the Multilingual Web - Usage Scenarios and Implementations Draft Published

07 March 2013 | Archive

The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Metadata for the Multilingual Web - Usage Scenarios and Implementations. This document introduces a variety of usage scenarios and applications for the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0, ranging from simple machine translation or human translation quality check to training for machine translation systems or automatic text analysis. Many of the underlying implementations will be showcased in the upcoming W3C MultilingualWeb Workshop 12-13 March in Rome. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

Linked Data Platform 1.0 Draft Published

07 March 2013 | Archive

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Working Draft of Linked Data Platform 1.0. This document specifies a set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources that describe their state using the RDF data model. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.

Contacts Manager API Draft Published

07 March 2013 | Archive

The System Applications Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Contacts Manager API. This specification defines a System Level API which offers a simple interface to manage user's contacts stored in the system's address book. A typical use case of the Contacts API is the implementation of an application to manage said address book. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

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.

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