The IndieUI Working Group has published a Working Draft of IndieUI: Events 1.0 – Events for User Interface Independence and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 – Contextual Information for User Interface Independence. These drafts include a reduction in scope for the 1.0 version of Events, and minor property and interface changes in User Context. IndieUI: Events defines a way for different user interactions to be translated into simple events and communicated to Web applications. IndieUI: User Context defines a set of preferences that users can choose to expose to web applications, and an API for user agents to access the preferences and listen for changes. Both IndieUI specifications will make it easier for Web applications to work in a wide range of contexts — different devices (such as mobile phones and tablets), different assistive technologies (AT), different user needs. With these technologies, Web application developers will have a uniform way to design applications that work for multiple devices and contexts. The IndieUI Working Group is currently exploring moving this work to other Working Groups; however, comments on these drafts are still welcomed, preferably by 29 May 2015. Learn more from the IndieUI Overview; and read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The Voice Browser Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control Abstraction. This document describes SCXML, or the “State Chart extensible Markup Language”. SCXML provides a generic state-machine based execution environment based on CCXML and Harel State Tables. Comments are welcome through 30 May. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.
The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Credential Management Level 1. This specification describes an imperative API enabling a website to request a user’s credentials from a user agent, and to help the user agent correctly store user credentials for future use. Learn more about the Security Activity.
The HTML Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of W3C DOM4. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events and node trees. Comments are welcome through 19 May. Learn more about the HTML Activity.
The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of UI Events (formerly DOM Level 3 Events). This specification defines UI Events which extend the DOM Event objects defined in DOM4. UI Events are those typically implemented by visual user agents for handling user interaction such as mouse and keyboard input. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.
The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Draft of Language Tags and Locale Identifiers for the World Wide Web. This document describes the best practices for identifying or selecting the language of content as well as the the locale preferences used to process or display data values and other information on the Web. It describes how document formats, specifications, and implementations should handle language tags, as well as extensions to language tags that describe the cultural or linguistic preferences referred to in internationalization as a “locale”. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.
The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Group Note of Linked Data Platform 1.0 Primer. This primer provides an introduction to the Linked Data Platform (LDP), with examples illustrating the principal concepts such as the notion of an LDP resource, and the LDP container and how they can be used by Web clients. Two sample scenarios show how an LDP client can interact with an LDP server in the context of a read-write Linked Data application, i.e. how to use HTTP for accessing, updating, creating and deleting resources from servers that expose their resources as Linked Data. Learn more about the Data Activity.
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 4. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all properties on all elements. By way of cascading and inheritance, values are propagated for all properties on all elements. Learn more about the Style Activity.
The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of Clipboard API and events. This specification defines the common clipboard operations of cutting, copying and pasting, in such a way that they are exposed to Web Applications and can be adapted to provide advanced functionality. Its goal is to provide for compatibility where possible with existing implementations.
The Group also published a Working Draft of File API. This specification provides an API for representing file objects in web applications, as well as programmatically selecting them and accessing their data. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3. This CSS module describes how to collate style rules and assign values to all properties on all elements. By way of cascading and inheritance, values are propagated for all properties on all elements.
CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Learn more about the Style Activity.