W3C

Talks by W3C Speakers (Upcoming)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

September 2016

October 2016

  • 2016-10-12 (12 OCT)

    Digital Contracts: The new economy disruptor

    by Renato Iannella

    HKU Experts Address Series

    Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Digital contracts are mechanisms to express the terms and conditions for digital content usage. Many attempts in the past have struggled with proprietary Digital Rights Management (DRM) infrastructure to assure content and rights information are transparently transacted. Digital permissions can also support Privacy and other policy assertions related to usage of digital data where no enforcement is desirable. With the emergence of HTML5 and Encrypted Media Extensions, we can envisage a truly open DRM system with digital contracts. This presentation will provide an overview of the past and present work in digital rights, and the emerging W3C permission expression language (ODRL). It will also cover the potential disruption with contract data becoming a part of the BlockChain infrastructure to support independently verifiable rights transactions.

November 2016

  • 2016-11-16 (16 NOV)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour Through Resources form the W3C Web Accessibility (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry and Sharron Rush

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2016-11-16 (16 NOV)

    Petroleum retail opportunities with the web

    by Bernard Gidon

    IFSF annual conference

    Schiphol, The Netherlands

    Abstract:
    Bernard Gidon will discuss the ‘Petroleum retail opportunities with the web’. Having led business development in a global context for the World Wide Web Consortium, Bernard is part of a team that develops and promotes open standards. t
  • 2016-11-21 (21 NOV)

    XForms, the only Standard Web Framework

    by Steven Pemberton

    NLUUG najaarsconferentie
    (NLUUG Autumn Conference)

    Bunnik, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications, XML Core Technology, and Web Architecture.

    Abstract:
    XForms is a W3C standard that was originally designed to allow the specification of form-handling on the web. However, after the release of version 1.0, it was quickly realised that with a small amount of generalisation the markup could be used for more general processing and application definition. And so was born XForms 1.1. XForms has now been in use for a number of years, and is widely used on websites, but also for other applications, such as the definition of machine interfaces, the operation of submarines, for ship-building, banking and insurance, food processing, medical research, and many others. The Dutch weather service KNMI is based on XForms; several Dutch government ministries use XForms. XForms is an integral part of ODF, the Open Office Format. XForms has a number of unique properties when compared with most framework languages. Firstly it has a strict separation of data and user-interface, allowing you to specify what might be called data sheets with initial values, types, constraints and dependencies, separately from the interface. Secondly, the interface uses intent-based controls that only specify what the control is supposed to do, and not how it should achieve that. That means for instance that the same control can drive a menu, or a drop down list or radio buttons, depending on needs. This can be changed by style sheets for instance. This makes applications far more device-independent, since an application can adapt to its environment, rather than requiring the author to write different applications for different devices. Thirdly, functionality is specified declaratively rather than procedurally. This reduces the size of application significantly, and vastly reduces production times and costs (examples have shown that an order of magnitude savings can be achieved). This talk introduces the elements of XForms, and then develops a Google-maps-style application in about 100 lines of code.

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