Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Memento at the W3C

The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” protocol. This is the result of a collaboration between the W3C, the Prototyping Team of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Web Science and Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University. The Memento protocol is […]

Building Blocks to Blockchains: a Report on the W3C Blockchains and the Web Workshop

In June, W3C hosted a workshop to determine whether there were any aspects of blockchains that intersected with Web technologies, and if there were any specific technologies that were mature enough to consider for incubation toward standardization. We had lots of promising discussions and identified several next steps. You can read more details in the […]

W3C Web of Things meetings in Beijing, July 2016

The W3C Web of Things Interest Group met 11-14 July 2016 in Beijing, China, hosted by the China Electronics Technology Group  Corporation (CETC), the W3C/Beihang Host and the China IoT Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance (CIoTA). The event was co-located with the CIoTA’s 2016 International Open IoT Technology and Standard Summit. The first two days […]