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Summaries of TPAC2015 Breakout Sessions

During TPAC (“Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee”) every year, W3C hosts a Technical Plenary with panels and presentations that brings participants together. For a few years now, we’ve organized most of the plenary as “camp-style” Breakout Sessions and all the participants are invited to propose Breakout Sessions. The meeting attendees build the Breakout Sessions Grid […]
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Supporting HTTPS and HSTS on w3.org

W3C servers at MIT. W3C advocates that the Web platform “actively prefer secure communication”. Thanks to recent work in the Web Application Security Working Group and supporting client implementations, and the deployment work of the W3C Systems Team, we are now able to provide HTTPS access to all W3C resources. All W3C documents, including Recommendations, […]
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Shaping the WCAG 2.0 extensions

A few months ago, we announced an an updated charter for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group that allows the group to develop extensions to WCAG 2.0. Extensions will be separate guideline documents, to increase the amount of coverage on particular accessibility needs. The group set to work right away to establish the […]
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W3C will be at CES – will you?

As we reach the end of 2015 the W3C team is putting our plans in place for CES 2016 which is the week of 04 Jan 2016 in Las Vegas. We will be there with a Hospitality Suite in the Westgate Hotel and would love to meet with you to discuss how working with our […]
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From a world-wide web of pages to a world-wide web of things – interoperability for connected devices

W3C is seeking to unlock the potential of the Internet of Things and reduce its fragmentation. Jeff Jaffe (W3C CEO) will give a keynote at the Industry of Things World USA conference in San Diego on 25 February 2016. He will explain how W3C is focusing on simplifying application development through a platform of platforms […]
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An array of tools to ensure security and privacy of the Open Web Platform

As noted in “Better specifications for the sake of the Web” last month, W3C conducts wide reviews for an ever-increasing number of specifications; and Virginie and Richard provided some tips to make those reviews more effective. We’re pleased to add more tools, focused on privacy and security on the Web. Today, the Technical Architecture Group […]
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WAI-ARIA Graphics Module Published

By Amelia Bellamy-Royds A First Public Working Draft of the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module was published today. This new vocabulary for describing graphical documents allows improved representation to and interaction with people with disabilities, and will be of interest to those working in any graphics format on the web or in XML documents. It is being […]
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Media Accessibility User Requirements is a W3C Note

By Janina Sajka Today the Protocols and Formats Working Group published Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR) as a W3C Note. This document describes the needs of users with disabilities to be able to consume media (video and audio) content. In development since late 2009, the MAUR has already been used to ensure that the HTML […]
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New Scholarly Coalition Embraces W3C Web Annotations

Today marks the launch of an informal annotation coalition, organized by the Hypothes.is Project, a W3C Member. W3C is excited to be part of this growing effort of over 40 leading organizations in the technology and scholarly publishing communities, including W3C Members IDPF, MIT Press, and Wiley. The partners in this coalition share a vision […]
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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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