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HTTPS and the Semantic Web/Linked Data

In short, keep writing “http:” and trust that the infrastructure will quietly switch over to TLS (https) whenever both client and server can handle it. Meanwhile, let’s try to get SemWeb software to be doing TLS+UIR+HSTS and be as secure as modern browsers. Sandro Hawke As we hope you’ve noticed, W3C is increasing the security […]
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HTML Media Extensions to continue work

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group was extended today until the end of September 2016. As part of making video a first class citizen of the Web, an effort started by HTML5 itself in 2007, W3C has been working on many extension specifications for the Open Web Platform: capturing images from the local device camera, […]
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An invitation to the free-software community for real dialog

This is an open invitation to all people in the free-software community for genuine person-to-person dialog with people in the W3C staff about DRM on the Web (and any other topics of importance to the Web we all have an interest in discussing). We have a People of the W3C page that lists the names […]
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W3C and Intel collaboration brings HTML5 Introduction course offering

The W3Cx MOOC training is a W3C initiative that started in June 2015. In just over six months, nearly 200K people enrolled in our HTML5 courses and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Building on these successful results, W3C is proud to strengthen its online course offering on edX with an HTML5 course at the […]
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The Evolving Web Security Strategy: The Web Authentication Working Group to end passwords

Passwords are one of the most irritating and least secure parts of our everyday Web experience. Users re-use passwords, so when a single server is hacked, millions are put at risk across multiple websites. We can’t expect users to remember long and complicated passwords. A new effort at W3C called the Web Authentication Working Group […]
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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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