W3C News

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.

First Public Working Draft: Linked Data Notifications

The Social Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of Linked Data Notifications. Linked Data Notifications is a specialized use of Linked Data Platform (LDP) for sending and consuming notifications. It is not dependent on a complete implementation of LDP, but an easy-to-implement subset. This specification describes the particular features necessary to make it easy to exchange notifications in a decentralised, interoperable way.

3 Publications by The Permissions and Obligations Expression WG

The Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group has published the First Public Working Drafts for the ODRL Information Model and the ODRL Vocabulary & Expression. These FPWDs provide a flexible and interoperable information model, vocabulary, and encoding mechanisms for describing statements about digital content usage. The deliverables are based on the previous reports created by the W3C ODRL Community Group and form the baseline for future enhancements by the POE WG.

In addition, the POE WG has published the Use Case and Requirements Note. These Use Cases will be reviewed and analyzed further into detailed requirements. The POE WG is calling for wider community feedback and contributions to the set of Use Cases to further enhance and improve the ODRL permissions and obligations expression language.

XProc 2.0: Standard Step Library and XProc 2.0: An XML Pipeline Language Notes Published

The XML Processing Model Working Group has published two Group Notes:

XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1 Note Published

The XML Core Working Group has published a Group Note 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).

W3Cx reopens HTML5 Introduction course in self-paced mode

HTML5 Intro logoW3Cx re-opens registration for the HTML5 Introduction MOOC course and makes it self-paced so that students may move through the lectures and exercises at their own speed. Developed in partnership between W3C and Intel, this course presents the basic building blocks of Web design and style, using basics of HTML5 and a few CSS features. We encourage future Web developers to enroll to learn how to build Web sites that look great. This course is part of the HTML5 from W3C XSeries. Learn lots and have fun!

First Public Working Draft: Pointer Events Level 2

The Pointer Events Working Group has published a Working Draft of Pointer Events – Level 2. The features in this specification extend or modify those found in PointerEvents, a W3C Recomendation that describes events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. For compatibility with existing mouse based content, this specification also describes a mapping to fire DOM-LEVEL-3-EVENTS Mouse Events for other pointer device types.

First Public Working Draft: Remote Playback API

The Second Screen Presentation Working Group has published a Working Draft of Remote Playback API. This specification defines an API extending the HTMLMediaElement that enables controlling remote playback of media from a web page. It aims to make remote playback devices such as connected TVs, projectors or audio-only speakers, available to the Web and takes into account playback devices that are attached using wired (HDMI, DVI, or similar) and wireless technologies (Miracast, Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay, or similar).