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Enabling new types of web user experiences

There appears to be lots of detailed discussion of how the web can be improved but little agreement on consolidated goals. This document is an opinionated attempt to discuss how interactive web pages could be experienced, articulating the well understood direction, mimicking native apps, but also pointing out two new directions that native apps have little chance to solve.
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The W3C Social Business Jam is a few days away!

There’s been a lot of discussion on how the social web is changing business. One of the challenges slowing down the adoption of social web is due to a lack of cross-industry interoperability, as social business is still in its early stages. Open standards are one way the industry can overcome this challenge. As the W3C is one of the organizations working to help, we've decided to host an event to determine future directions for standardizing the social web for business-driven use-cases. The all online W3C Social Business Jam runs from Nov 8-10th (Tuesday through Thursday) and you have to register to participate.
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Discover new ways of thinking about accessibility

As an employee of the W3C Web standards organization, you might think that I would say the most important thing to start with when addressing web accessibility is standards. I don't. I say the first step is learning how people with disabilities use the web. You might be surprised to learn that is the W3C's advice. We've now got it more clearly in writing, in the new document published today by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility and...
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W3C Open Web Standards

Last week in Tokyo, there was the wonderful Web Directions East 2008. It was yet another opportunity to hear and discuss how people feel about W3C open Web standards. Two patterns often arise in these discussions: implementation first and specification first. Both lead to reproaches. What is the role of W3C?
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