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W3C and Big Data

The term big data, or to give it marketing spin, Big Data, means different things to different people. For operators of wind turbine arrays it might mean handling the 2GB of data created by each turbine every hour describing its power generation and the sensor readings that are then used to predict and prevent component […]

I 💙 [love] W3C… what about you? (Meetup in Barcelona)

The W3C Office in Spain is glad to present I đź’™ W3C… what about you?, a meetup to be held on October 24 in Barcelona. This informal meeting aims at gathering the local industry, public bodies and researchers to discuss challenges, opportunities and potential collaboration. In an open discussion, W3C staff and Members will present the latest activities of the Consortium that will be […]

WCAG 2.1 under exploration, comments requested by 1 November

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group announces a plan to develop WCAG 2.1, which builds on but does not supersede WCAG 2.0. The group would like input from stakeholders on this plan. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation on 11 December 2008. It has been one of the major resources […]

W3C Fall 2016 meeting and W3C Highlights

We held this year’s all work-group annual meeting a few weeks ago in Lisbon, Portugal. TPAC 2016 was a very productive and smooth meeting, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met. It was the highest attendance ever for a TPAC held in Europe, and close to the highest ever anywhere. Notably, it was […]

HTML – from 5.1 to 5.2

There is a First Public Working Draft of HTML 5.2. There is also a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1. What does that mean? What happened this year, what didn’t? And what next? First, the Proposed Recommendation. W3C develops specifications, like HTML 5.1, and when they are “done”, as agreed by the W3C, they are published […]