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CSS Scroll Snap Points Module Level 1 First Public Draft Published; CSS Template Layout Module Note Published

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Scroll Snap Points Module Level 1. This module contains features to control panning and scrolling behavior with “snap points”. The group also published a Group Note of CSS Template Layout Module. A grid template can be seen as a cross between table layout and absolute positioning, and can also be associated with pages in paged media to create page templates. Learn more about the Style Activity.

Responsive Web Design Training Course; Early Bird Rate through 10 April

Today, W3C opens registration for a new session of the Responsive Web Design training course, to start 8 May 2015. This course leads students step by step through an approach that focuses on HTML and CSS to make Web sites work across devices. You will be working with viewport declarations and media-queries for responsive layout, responsive images, navigation, typography, tables, forms and video. Taught by trainer Frances de Waal, this course is 5 weeks long. Enroll before 10 April to benefit from the early bird rate! Learn more about W3DevCampus, W3C’s online training for Web developers and watch our fun intro video.

W3C Invites Implementations of Mixed Content

W3C and the Web Application Security Working Group invite implementation of “Mixed Content,” a specification that aims to improve web security by describing how a user agent should handle fetching of content loaded in a mixed security context. Specifically, it provides recommendations for the handling of content fetched over unencrypted or unauthenticated connections in the context of an encrypted and authenticated document. The WebAppSec WG, part of the Security Activity, welcomes comments on its public mailing list.

Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1 Published

The RDFa Working Group has published four Edited Recommendations for RDFa 1.1, namely HTML+RDFa 1.1, RDFa Core 1.1, RDFa Lite 1.1, and XHTML+RDFa 1.1. The HTML+RDFa 1.1 Recommendation had to be updated now that both RDF 1.1 Concepts and HTML5 are Recommendations, in order to resolve dependencies and finalize the pending normative status of some HTML+RDFa 1.1 features. Using the opportunity of a republication of this document, the few editorial errata in all the RDFa 1.1 documents have also been taken care of. The Working Group has also published a new version of the RDFa 1.1 Primer Working Group Note. Learn more about the Data Activity.

Web MIDI API Draft Published

The Audio Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of Web MIDI API. This specification provides users with a bridge between a Web browser and their MIDI-capable devices, such as musical instruments, lighting controls, or any other MIDI device. With this API, users can control or exchange information with MIDI devices directly from the browser. The Web MIDI API is a low-level feature, intended for use with other web platform features, like the Web Audio API, with the goal of familiarity for users of operating-system-level MIDI APIs, such as Apple’s CoreMIDI and Microsoft’s Windows MIDI API. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML Note Published

The HTML Working Group has published a Group Note of Public Identifiers for entity resolution in XHTML. This document adds an additional public identifier that should be recognized by XHTML user agents and cause the HTML character entity definitions to be loaded. Unlike the identifiers already listed by the HTML 5 specification, the identifier added by this extension references the set of definitions that is used by HTML. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

Upcoming Workshop: Digital Marketing

W3C announced today the W3C Workshop on Digital Marketing, 29-30 April 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 take advantage of new devices, features, and content on the Web; our core focus. 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.

Our goal is to better understand which changes to the Open Web Platform would help improve interoperability, increase efficiencies, enable new innovations, and enhance communications. Topics of discussion include Security, and interaction with security measures; Data-gathering and measurement; performance, etc. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 6 April 2015.

W3C Invites Implementations of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0; Supporting Requirements and Use Cases Draft Updated

The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group invite implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0. The Full Text specification extends the XPath and XQuery languages to support fast and efficient full text searches over arbitrarily large collections of documents. This release brings the Full Text specification up to date with XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0; the language itself is unchanged.

Both groups also published an updated Working Draft of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0 Requirements and Use Cases. This document specifies requirements and use cases for Full-Text Search for use in XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0. The goal of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0 is to extend XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0 with additional functionality in response to requests from users and implementors.

Learn more about the XML Activity.