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First Public Working Draft: Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module

The Protocols and Formats Working Group, in coordination with the Digital Publishing Interest Group, published a First Public Working Draft of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0. This specification extends WAI-ARIA 1.1 to define an ontology of roles, states, and properties specific to digital publishing. It facilitates automated processing and accessibility support by providing semantics that are not included in base languages such as HTML. It allows authors to convey structural information to assistive technologies, and to enable semantic navigation, styling, and interactive features used by readers. More information is available in the blog post “ARIA and DPUB publish FPWD”. Learn more about the the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Digital Publishing Activity.

Web Animations Draft Published

The CSS Working Group and the SVG Working Group have published a working draft of Web Animations. This specification defines a model for synchronization and timing of changes to the presentation of a Web page. It also defines an application programming interface for interacting with this model and it is expected that further specifications will define declarative means for exposing these features. Learn more about the Style Activity, and the Graphics Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI)

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI). This specification describes user interface related properties and values that are proposed for CSS level 3 to style HTML and XML (including XHTML). It includes and extends user interface related features from the properties and values of CSS level 2 revision 1. It uses various properties and values to style basic user interface elements in a document. Learn more about the Style Activity.

W3C Invites Implementations of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1

The XML Core Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1. This document specifies a processing model and syntax for general purpose inclusion. Inclusion is accomplished by merging a number of XML information sets into a single composite infoset. Specification of the XML documents (infosets) to be merged and control over the merging process is expressed in XML-friendly syntax (elements, attributes, URI references). Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

Requirements for Hangul Text Layout and Typography Draft Published

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Draft of Requirements for Hangul Text Layout and Typography. This document describes requirements for general Korean language/Hangul text layout and typography realized with technologies like CSS, SVG and XSL-FO. The document is mainly based on a project to develop the international standard for Korean text layout. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.

Web and Digital Marketing Convergence, a W3C Workshop

W3C announced today Web and Digital Marketing Convergence, a W3C Workshop, 17-18 September 2015, in Tampa, Florida (USA). The event is hosted by Nielsen.

Digital Marketing and the ecosystem surrounding it are growing at an unprecedented pace as consumers and companies take advantage of new devices, features, and content on the Web. As the Open Web Platform and technologies such as HTML5 continue to expand and offer new functionalities, brands, interactive marketers, content publishers and third party providers are calling W3C’s attention to gaps and challenges, which include a lack of standards on the definition and secure execution of, for example, marketing campaigns, advertising performance, data collection, and marketing signals.

Our goal is to start conversations with technical representatives from the broad digital marketing industry and the open web community to better understand what changes to the Open Web Platform would help improve interoperability, increase efficiencies, enable new innovations, and enhance communications. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 14 August 2015.

Service Workers Draft Published

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of Service Workers. This specification describes a method that enables applications to take advantage of persistent background processing, including hooks to enable bootstrapping of web applications while offline. The core of this system is an event-driven Web Worker, which responds to events dispatched from documents and other sources. A system for managing installation, versions, and upgrades is provided. The service worker is a generic entry point for event-driven background processing in the Web Platform that is extensible by other specifications. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.