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About Ivan Herman

Ivan Herman is the leader of the Digital Publishing Activity at W3C. For more details, see http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/

Added the ‘csvw’ prefix to the RDFa initial context

In accordance with the way the RDFa initial context is defined, the list of predefined prefixes has been extended by adding ‘csvw‘. The corresponding vocabulary URI is http://www.w3.org/ns/csvw#, and it stands for the metadata vocabulary for tabular data, like CSV or TSV, which was published as a Recommendation at the very end of 2015. Reminder: […]
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Digital Publishing Event in Bordeaux

The newly created European Digital Reading Laboratory (EDRLab) is organizing an EPUB Summit in Bordeaux, France, in April 2016. It will be an important moment of collaboration among various players of the Digital Publishing ecosystem, including the Readium Foundation, IDPF, experts and representatives of digital publishers, and also W3C. Relationships of Digital Publishing and the […]
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New Draft for Portable Web Publications has been Published

One of the results of the busy TPAC F2F meeting of the DPUB IG Interest Group (see the separate reports on TPAC for the first and second F2F days), the group just published a new version of the Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform (PWP) draft. This draft incorporates the discussions at the […]
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Planning the future of the Digital Publishing Interest Group

Time flies… it has almost been two years since the Digital Publishing Interest Group started its work. Lot has happened in those two years; the group has published a report on the Annotation Use Cases (which contributed to the establishment of a separate Web Annotation Working Group); has conducted a series of interviews (and published […]
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Books in Browsers event in San Francisco, 23-25 October

The goal of the W3C’s Digital Publishing Activity is to help make the Open Web Platform perfectly suitable for the needs of the Publishing industry, which also means helping to build the necessary bridges between that community and the Web Community at large. As such, the call for papers for the “Books in Browsers: Advancing […]
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Working Drafts available in EPUB3

As reported elsewhere, the Digital Publishing Interest Group has published its first two public Working Drafts. Beyond the content of those documents, the publication has another aspect worth mentioning. For the first time, “alternate” versions of the two documents have been published, alongside the canonical HTML versions, in EPUB3 format. Because EPUB3 is based on […]
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W3C and Digital Publishing

The publishing world in general is undergoing major changes these days due to the presence of Web technologies. People are using electronic book readers more and more. “Citizen journalism” through blogs offers new possibilities to express people’s opinion, thereby also...
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