W3C Launches Web and Mobile Interest Group

20 August 2013 | Archive

W3C launched today a Web and Mobile Interest Group that is chartered to accelerate the development of Web technology so that it becomes a compelling platform for mobile applications and the obvious choice for cross platform development. The forum is intended to include organisations that commission such products and services, designers, developers, equipment manufacturers, tool and platform vendors, browser vendors, operators and other relevant participants in the value chain that creates and operates such products and services. Participants will focus on a wide range of sectors including retail, advertising, technology, network operators, content creation and content distribution.

The initial deliverables of the group include:

  • Core Mobile Web Platform 2012 Deployment Status, which will summarize the various actions that the Interest Group is undertaking to ensure that the relevant stakeholders facilitate the deployment and adoption of the features that have been identified in the Core Mobile Web Platform 2012 report. The group will also publish new versions of the report
  • Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap, which will take a broader look at all the Web technologies under development that are particularly relevant to mobile devices, and tracks their status and adoption.
  • A gap analysis that provides an overview of the differences between the Web as a platform on mobile and other popular platforms and ecosystems, both from a technical and commercial perspective.
  • Additional reports on use cases and scenarios for context-relevant user experiences, multi-device and cross-device user experiences on the Web, and Usability and Efficiency Considerations for the Web on Mobile.

Read more about the Mobile Web Initiative.

Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML Draft Published

22 August 2013 | Archive

The HTML Working Group has published a Working Draft of Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML. This document adds an additional public identifier that should be recognised 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 defintions that is used by HTML. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

WebCrypto Key Discovery Working Draft Published

22 August 2013 | Archive

The Web Cryptography Working Group has published a Working Draft of WebCrypto Key Discovery. This specification describes a JavaScript API for discovering named, origin-specific pre-provisioned cryptographic keys for use with the Web Cryptography API. Pre-provisioned keys are keys which have been made available to the user agent by means other than the generation, derivation, importation functions of the Web Cryptography API. Origin-specific keys are keys that are available only to a specified origin. Named keys are identified by a name assumed to be known to the origin in question and provisioned with the key itself. Learn more about the Security Activity.

Three RDFa Recommendations Published

22 August 2013 | Archive

Semantic Web Cube The RDFa Working Group today published three RDFa Recommendations. RDFa lets authors put machine-readable data in HTML documents. Using RDFa, authors may turn their existing human-visible text and links into machine-readable data without repeating content. Today's publications were:

  • HTML+RDFa 1.1, which defines rules and guidelines for adapting the RDFa Core 1.1 and RDFa Lite 1.1 specifications for use in HTML5 and XHTML5. The rules defined in this specification not only apply to HTML5 documents in non-XML and XML mode, but also to HTML4 and XHTML documents interpreted through the HTML5 parsing rules.
  • The group also published two Second Editions for RDFa Core 1.1 and XHTML+RDFa 1.1, folding in the errata reported by the community since their publication as Recommendations in June 2012; all changes were editorial.
  • The group also updated the a RDFa 1.1 Primer.

Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.

Last Call: Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 2.0

21 August 2013 | Archive

The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 2.0. ITS 2.0 makes it easier to integrate automated processing of human language into core Web technologies. ITS 2.0 focuses on HTML, XML-based formats in general, and can leverage processing based on the XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF), as well as the Natural Language Processing Interchange Format (NIF). Comments are welcome through 10 September. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

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