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First Public Working Draft: Indexed Database API 2.0

The Web Platform Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of Indexed Database API 2.0. This document defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An application developer directly uses an API to locate records either by their key or by using an index. A query language can be layered on this API. An indexed database can be implemented using a persistent B-tree data structure.

First Public Working Draft: HTML 5.2

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Working Draft of HTML 5.2. This specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to be introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention continues to be given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.

W3C Invites Implementations of Micropub

The W3C Social Web Working Group is calling for implementations of Micropub, which is now a Candidate Recommendation. Micropub provides a mechanism for communication between independently developed clients and servers to allow creating, updating and deleting social content. For users, an immediate benefit is the possibility to change between or use multiple third-party posting clients with their own data storage. Before being brought to W3C for standardization, Micropub already had over a dozen independent implementations in the IndieWebCamp community.

Patent Advisory Group for Web Payments Working Group Launched

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to two specifications of the Web Payments Working Group; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Public comments regarding these disclosures may be sent to public-wpwg-pag@w3.org (public archive). Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.

W3Cx re-opens its HTML5 Intermediate MOOC Course in self-paced mode

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First Public Working Drafts: Post Type Discovery and JF2 Post Serialization Format

The Social Web Working Group has published two Working Drafts:

  • Post Type Discovery: Post Type Discovery specifies an algorithm for determining the type of a post by what properties it has and potentially what value(s) they have, which helps avoid the need for explicit post types that are being abandoned by modern post creation UIs.
  • JF2 Post Serialization Format: This document describes a JSON serialization format to describe simple streams of data as well as single objects of data for data transfer and processing.