The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Proposed Edited Recommendation of Vibration API. This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback. Comments are welcome through 18 September.
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.
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.
The Geolocation Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of DeviceOrientation Event Specification. This specification defines several new DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a hosting device.
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.
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The Web Application Security Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Mixed Content. This specification describes how a user agent should handle fetching of content over unencrypted or unauthenticated connections in the context of an encrypted and authenticated document.
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.
A Working Draft of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 is available for review. This is intended to be the last Working Draft before the specification becomes a Candidate Recommendation. Please review to ensure this version is feature complete. Comments are requested by 26 August 2016.