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W3C calls for nominations in the election for the Board of Directors of W3C, Inc.

25 July 2022 | Archive

handshakeW3C today called for nominations by W3C Members for people to stand for election in the Board of Directors of W3C, Incorporated. The election is scheduled to begin in a month.

W3C Members will compose a majority of the voting seats of the Board of Directors, to bring a diverse multi-stakeholder perspective from the W3C Membership. The Board of Directors Job Description has more details.

Nominations are listed publicly, as they are made.

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

19 July 2022 | Archive

megaphoneThe Decentralized Identifier Working Group has published Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 as a W3C Recommendation.

This document defines Decentralized identifiers (DIDs), a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, decentralized digital identity. A DID identifies any subject (e.g., a person, organization, thing, data model, abstract entity, etc.) that the controller of the DID decides that it identifies. In contrast to typical, federated identifiers, DIDs have been designed so that they may be decoupled from centralized registries, identity providers, and certificate authorities. DIDs are URIs that associate a DID subject with a DID document allowing trustable interactions associated with that subject. Each DID document can express cryptographic material, verification methods, or services, which provide a set of mechanisms enabling a DID controller to prove control of the DID. Please read our Press Release to learn more about this tool to empower everyone on the web with privacy-respecting online identity and consent-based data sharing.

First Public Working Draft: Payment Request API 1.1

26 July 2022 | Archive

The Web Payments Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Payment Request API 1.1. This specification standardizes an API to allow merchants (i.e. web sites selling physical or digital goods) to utilize one or more payment methods with minimal integration. User agents (e.g., browsers) facilitate the payment flow between merchant and user. The 1.1 version makes some clarifications about how to process optional data to payment request, and adds the ability to pass optional data when a payment response calls .complete().

Working Group Note: MathML Media-type Declarations

25 July 2022 | Archive

The Math Working Group has published MathML Media-type Declarations as a Group Note. Internet Media Types are used in email, HTTP and other places to indicate the format of documents. This Note contains media types for MathML. They were previously published as part of the MathML3 specification. The Note serves to give them a separate, stable address, as the MathML version 3 specification is replaced by version 4 and possibly other versions after that.

Working Group Note: Accessibility of Remote Meetings

22 July 2022 | Archive

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published Accessibility of Remote Meetings as a Group Note. It is a companion to the W3C resource: How to Make Your Presentations and Meetings Accessible to All. Remote meeting is an umbrella term used to describe real-time discussions or presentations held between two or more parties online. The issues faced by people with disabilities will vary depending on the implementation of accessibility requirements and current limitations of remote meeting software. While W3C has applicable guidance across several standards and Notes relating to real-time communication and XR, it is this level of complexity that this document endeavors to address. For more information, see the blog post Accessibility of Remote Meetings Published as W3C Group Note.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Color Module Level 4

5 July 2022 | Archive

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of a Candidate Recommendation Snapshot of CSS Color Module Level 4. This specification describes CSS <color> values, and properties for foreground color and group opacity.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.

W3C to become a public-interest non-profit organization

28 June 2022 | Archive

handshakeWe are pleased to announce today that W3C is to become a public-interest non-profit organization. The design of the new legal entity has been taking several years because of the imperative to preserve the core mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web by developing open standards with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community. In the months leading to the launch of a new legal entity in January 2023, we will release further details. Please find more information in our media advisory about the original Hosted model that is being replaced and what it helped W3C accomplish in 28 years, the reasons for change and why we must preserve our standards development process, and our next steps.

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