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Breakout Schedule

Find the list of breakouts that have been tentatively scheduled on Wednesday September 14. You can also propose a session until September 13 EOB, and add breakouts to your W3C calendar to be kept updated of possible changes in the program.

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Sessions

File System

Proposer:
Austin Sullivan <asully@google.com>
Description:

Discussion of current and upcoming work on the File System Standard, including the high-performance Access Handles API.

Type of session:
Open discussion
Goals:
Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)

Device APIs (Bluetooth, HID, Serial, USB)

Proposer:
Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>
Description:

Low level device APIs in incubation address a range of needs in education, industrial, small business, and enterprise. Many peripherals people expect to work with computers have become available to web applications. Chrome, Edge, and Samsung browsers have enabled Bluetooth, HID, Serial, and USB. We will discuss the adoption & developer interest to date, answer questions, and discuss opportunities for the web to serve more needs.

Type of session:
Presentation and discussion.
Goals:
  • Build awareness, share what has been learned, answer questions. Solicit working group interest.

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)

Allowing public resources to opt-out of privacy protections

Proposer:
Noam Rosenthal <nrosenthal@chromium.org>
Description:

The abundance of privacy protection mechanisms (CORS, TAO & CORP to name a few) are great for protecting private user data, but make services jump through hoops when they want to serve resources that do not require privacy protection at all - public resources, such as free-for-all images on CDNs. This is an open discussion on how to make serving such content easier and more future proof.

Type of session:
Goals:
Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)
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Common Impact Data Standard

Proposer:
Alicia Richins <alicia.richins@commonapproach.org>
Description:

An introduction to the Common Impact Data Standard (CIDS), including an overview of the impact measurement space, the social purpose ecosystem and the challenges that CIDS is designed to solve. We will discuss the technical specification and the possibility of a dedicated Working Group.

Type of session:
presentation + open discussion
Goals:
  • Gathering input and feedback on the standard;

  • Drumming up interest in our proposed draft Working Group Charter;

  • Identifying synergies with other W3C work/groups

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Accessibility at the Edge

Proposer:
Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Lionel Wolberger, Manu Sporny, Ken Nakata
Description:

A fearless overview of current and prospective edge technologies application to enhance accessibility (including those highly controversial overlays)

Type of session:
Brief panel remarks followed by open discussion
Goals:
  • Kick-off event for the new A11yEdge Community Group; What we will address, what we hope to achieve

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Interop 2023

Proposer:
Philip Jägenstedt <foolip@google.com>, Chris Harrelson <chrishtr@google.com>
Description:

Interop 2023 is opening up for proposals on September 15.

Type of session:
open discussion
Goals:
  • Raise awareness about Interop 2023 in the W3C community.

  • Answer questions about how the process will work and what kinds of proposals are likely to be successful.

  • Open discussion about specific proposals anyone is considering submitting.

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)
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Children's Accessibility Needs Require Specific Consideration

Proposer:
Suzanne Taylor <Suzanne.Taylor@ThingsEntertainment.net>, Maud Stiernet <maud.stiernet@alittleliningcomes.com>
Description:

We will given an update on the group's work and share the 6 main reasons that children with disabilities will benefit from specific consideration in next-generation accessibility standards.

Type of session:
30-minute talk followed by 30 minutes for discussion
Goals:
  • Provide an update on the work and goals of the Accessibility for Children Community Group, which has been active for about a year.

  • Share the 6 main reasons that children with disabilities will benefit from specific consideration in next-generation accessibility standards.

  • Share the main topics and success indicators that we will be exploring and refining in the group's full white paper.

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)

W3C Member Support

Proposer:
Naomi Yoshizawa <naomi@w3.org>, Giorgio Mazzucchelli, Amanda Mace, Rachel Yager, Wonsuk Lee, Xiaoqian Wu
Description:

Introducing W3C member support activities to date and brainstorm what type of member support will be required at the new W3C to hear members' voices.

Type of session:
short talks followed by panel and open discussion
Goals:
  • Discover the form of member support that W3C, a membership organization, should achieve.

Supporting materials:
slides
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Web Monetization

Proposer:
Alex Lakatos <alex@interledger.org>
Description:

Very short presentation of the changes to the Web Monetization community specification draft and gather feedback.

Type of session:
Short Presentation and Open Discussion
Goals:
  • Consulting W3C Members & gathering feedback for the new spec.

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Multicast

Proposer:
Jake Holland <jholland@akamai.com>
Description:

Update on the Multicast Community Group activities: brief review of motivation and purpose, an overview of draft-jholland-quic-multicast and status on the aioquic implementation, and discussion of the path to browser adoption.

Type of session:
Talk followed by open discussion.
Goals:
  • give a status update, gather feedback

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)
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Sessions

Same Party Federation (SSO)

Proposer:
Sam Goto <goto@google.com>, Johann Hofmann
Description:

Short and long term, how should login to X with (an associated) Y work? e.g. login to instagram.com with facebook.com, audible.com with amazon.com, youtube.com with google.com and xbox.com/office.com with microsoft.com. Explicitly out of scope of the discussion: ccTLDs X/Y (e.g. login to example.ca with example.co.uk) and other FPS subsets.

Type of session:
open discussion
Goals:
  • gather UX considerations (prompts? auto-grant?), API considerations (e.g. Storage Access API?, First Party Sets?, FedCM?) and deployment considerations (e.g. what's the cardinality of these sets?).

Improving the Web Developer Experience

Proposer:
Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Kadir Topal <kadirtopal@google.com>
Description:

A recurring theme in conversations with and surveys of Web developers is how less polished the developer experience is for the Web compared to e.g. native platforms. While some of this gap is unavoidable in a platform anchored in competing implementations of open standards, there is also likely room for a lot of improvements through better coordination of browser and dev tools providers. This breakout offers to identify such opportunities and will report on some early discussions around coordinated developer-targeting research (as was done with the MDN DNA survey) and increasing the understanding of the interoperable surface of the Web platform (as illustrated by the Interop 2022 effort)

Type of session:
short presentation and open discussion
Goals:
  • Sketch a shared understanding of the current limitations of the Web Developer Experience

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration on improving the Web Developer Experience

Supporting materials:
slides
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Breaking the web responsibly

Proposer:
Greg Whitworth <gwhitworth@salesforce.com>
Description:

Go over how User Agent breaking changes can have adverse effects on users due to the time needed for sites to adjust to the changes.

Type of session:
Talk + Open Discussion
Goals:
  • How can the community work together to responsibly rollout impactful changes

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W3Cx and edX: Embracing Digital Partnership to Serve Learners Around the World

Proposer:
Stephanie Aliquo, Marie-Claire Forgue <mcf@w3.org>, Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
Description:

W3Cx is W3C's partnership with edX since 2015. This is where we offer MOOCs on core Web technologies. W3Cx’s catalog is composed of 7 MOOCs: in addition to the Front-End Web Developer program (5 courses on HTML5, CSS and JS), W3C produced “Introduction to Web Accessibility” (available until 31 December 2022) and “Introduction to Web Authentication” (new session to be launched on 8 Nov. 2022, in partnership with Yubico). edX/2U offer a leading global online learning platform. To date, we serve over 44 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 3,600 digital education offerings—from free courses to full degrees—and helping unlock human potential.

Type of session:
open discussion
Goals:
  • After short presentations related to the W3Cx program, the recent edX/2U merge and what is edX for business, we invite discussions on what skills/Web technos/W3Cx courses are missing from the platform for the benefit of millions of future developers and designers.

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)

U.S. Digital Accessibility Apprenticeship Program

Proposer:
David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com>
Description:

Presentation & tutorial on the ne Digital Accessibility Apprenticeship Program, funded, and governed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Type of session:
Presentation, Tutorial, and Open Discussion
Goals:
  • Demystify what Apprenticeship means, funding available, how companies can participate.

  • Present the newly established Digital Accessibility Apprenticeship, developed by Helix Opportunity with the U.S Department of Labor.

IP address privacy

Proposer:
Shubhie Panicker <panicker@google.com>, David Schinazi <dschinazi@google.com>, Jon Gibson <jongibson@google.com>
Description:

IP address is a highly identifiable signal used for cross-site identity joining i.e. tracking users. How can we mitigate this privacy risk? Discuss relevant technologies

Type of session:
brief context setting, followed by open discussion
Goals:
  • gather feedback on IP Privacy and relevant tech ideas

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Rich copy paste

Proposer:
Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>
Description:

Explore when users exchange rich data through the copy and paste transfer mechanism.

Type of session:
open discussion and demonstration
Goals:
  • Present what currently works to exchange rich content with the copy and paste mechanism where we-browsers are involved. Potentially with the support of some tools. We might be able to discover new paths and/or find out new expectations or dangerous situations.

Architecting for Privacy, Media Accessibility and Product development: the video element

Proposer:
Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Description:

Think about architectural models for allowing user accessibility choices while maintaining privacy and providing data to support product development, with reference to the video element in particular.

Type of session:
Short talk and presentation followed by open discussion
Goals:
  • Understand what architectural pattern(s) can allow user choices without exposing additional fingerprinting vectors or increasing privacy risks, while also providing usable product data.

Supporting materials:
slides
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From Open Standards to Strategic Innovation in Products and Services

Proposer:
Rachel Yager <rachel@fortunetimesgroup.com>
Description:

Innovation is the key to success in today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace. To be successful, companies must continuously create new and better products and services. But how can they do this? One answer is to embrace open standards. This Panel Session discusses Innovation best practices that allow companies to share knowledge, ideas, data, and code. We discuss strategies to promote collaboration and enable companies to leverage each other's Innovation Processes. Expert Speakers share enterprise success factors of adopting open standards to speed up the Innovation process, creating better products and services faster.

Type of session:
Invited Panel Speakers with Open Discussion.
Goals:
  • Innovation best practices and strategies.

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Policy Protected Data Access for Untrusted Components

Proposer:
Sarah Heimlich <sarahheimlich@google.com>, Maria Kleiner, Ray Cromwell, Bernhard Seefeld
Description:

Discussion on a system where untrusted modular components can access private user data through policy protection and enforcement. Join us to play with prototypes and learn more!

Type of session:
Open discussion
Goals:
  • Give an overview of the system through demos/prototypes and get feedback on our ideas for a policy-driven privacy framework.

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Independent Interoperable Implementation and going beyond Candidate Recommendation

Proposer:
Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Nigel Megitt
Description:

The W3C Process requires adequate implementation experience to be able to transition a document beyond Candidate Recommendation. Some of the past transitions raised concerns about how this should be interpreted. This session is intended to help the community get a better grip on the 3 Big Is – interoperable, independent, implementation.

Type of session:
open discussion
Goals:
  • Continue discussion from joint session

Supporting materials:
slides
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Web of Things (WoT) Status Update and Demos

Proposer:
Michael McCool <michael.mccool@intel.com>
Description:

Present the current status of the Web of Things in the WoT IG/WG and CGs, and showcase a number of application demonstrations.

Type of session:
Sequence of short presentations (status, then 3-4 demos)
Goals:
  • Introduce people to WoT and showcase application experience.

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Open UI update on style-able & extensible HTML controls/components

Proposer:
Greg Whitworth <gwhitworth@salesforce.com>, Mason Freed, Brian Kardell, Daniel Clark
Description:

One of the largest developer pain points is styling/modifying the content of the controls/components that ship natively with the user-agent. Open UI will provide an update on the progress on new elements and primitives to improve this.

Type of session:
Talk
Goals:
  • Give an overview of Open UI it's goals and the progress over the past year.

Supporting materials:
slides (PDF copy)
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Fenced Frames API

Proposer:
Dominic Farolino <dom@chromium.org>, Shivani Sharma
Description:

A new web API for framing web content in a manner that's isolated from its embedder

Type of session:
Brief talk with slides, followed by open discussion and opinion gathering
Goals:
  • Make the community aware of fenced frames/its API shape, discuss the difficulties in this area, and and collect feedback from other engineers & partners

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Sustainability for the Web and W3C

Proposer:
Nick Doty <ndoty@cdt.org>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Description:

The climate crisis requires urgent action to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions and there is varied interest in systematic work to make the Internet and the Web more sustainable.

Type of session:
open discussion
Goals:
  • identifying areas of potential work and making connections for active ongoing work

  • considering metrics for energy/carbon emissions of Web usage

  • measuring emissions from W3C meetings (and how to reduce them)

  • working mode for sustainable website development (sustyweb) and horizontal reviews of web features for sustainability (sustainabilitycg)

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W3C Accessibility Maturity Model

Proposer:
David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com>, Janina Sajka, Sheri Byrne-Haber
Description:

Presentation of the W3C Accessibility Maturity Model First Public Working Draft.

Type of session:
Presentation and Open Discussion
Goals:
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    Page transitions in the browser (Shared Element Transitions)

    Proposer:
    Jake Archibald <jakearchibald@google.com>
    Description:

    Chromium folks have been working within the CSSWG to give developers an easy way to create page transitions. We'd like to show how it works, and get feedback from implementers, spec folks, and other interested parties.

    Type of session:
    Open discussion, but can be a talk if the audience would rather.
    Goals:
    • Get feedback.

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

    Antifraud Discussion

    Proposer:
    Steven Valdez <svaldez@google.com>
    Description:

    The Antifraud CG will use this breakout for further discussion about ad and payments fraud on the Web that arises during the joint meeting of multiple groups on Tuesday; details to follow.

    Type of session:
    open discussion
    Goals:
    • Continue discussion from joint session

    Isolated Web Apps

    Proposer:
    Reilly Grant <reillyg@google.com>, Penny McLachlan
    Description:

    Some developers need stronger security guarantees than can be provided by HTTPS and platforms like Electron show that building apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript but packaging them like native apps is a popular pattern. Are there opportunities for standardization?

    Type of session:
    Short presentation followed by open discussion
    Goals:
    • Introduce the challenges being addressed by the Isolated Web Apps proposal and elicit a discussion about this and other potential solutions.

    Supporting materials:
    slides (PDF copy)
    minutes

    Element Capture

    Proposer:
    Elad Alon <eladalon@google.com>, Mark Foltz <mfoltz@google.com>
    Description:

    API for capturing an Element as a video stream. Think HTMLCanvasElement.captureStream for an arbitrary type of Element.

    Type of session:
    Short presentation followed by open discussion.
    Goals:
    • Explain use cases and relationship to other capture mechanisms

    • Identify interested parties and their requirements.

    • Discuss the inherent security challenges and possible solutions.

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

    Documenting the Web platform: Open Web Docs and MDN

    Proposer:
    Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Will Bamberg <will@openwebdocs.org>
    Description:

    What Open Web Docs is and how we document the Web on MDN.

    Type of session:
    talk and open discussion
    Goals:
    • Learn about what Open Web Docs is, what we do, how you can help us document the web platform, and how we can help you get your work documented on MDN

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

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    Sessions

    VTT-based Audio Descriptions for Media Accessibility

    Proposer:
    Eric Carlson, James Craig
    Description:

    Both Chromium and WebKit are prototyping support for text-based audio descriptions published as VTT. Come view a demo, discuss known issues, and share your feedback, opinions, and advice on this emerging technology.

    Type of session:
    Brief preso and prototype demo, followed by open discussion.
    Goals:
    • Seeking opinions on technology and implementation, including usability feedback and opinions from regular users of audio description.

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    Web Components Community Group API and Specs Report 2022

    Proposer:
    Westbrook Johnson, Owen Buckley, Rob Eisenberg
    Description:

    The Web Components CG will facilitate a discussion with implementers and community members about filling browser gaps in agreed upon features and moving forward with the next wave of top priority features.

    Type of session:
    open discussion
    Goals:
    • Getting APIs missing full x-browser support into the “Interop 2023” campaign?

    • Discuss how we can work more closely on high important capabilities: cross shadow root Aria, scoped registries, DSD

    • Expand implementer and developer partnerships around bringing APIs & specs to the browser.

    minutes

    WAI-Adapt Candidate Recommendation of Content Module 1.0: Overview

    Proposer:
    Lionel Wolberger <lionel@userway.org>
    Description:

    WAI-Adapt Content specification enables web content authors to support persons with various cognitive and learning disabilities, including users who need from more familiar icons (and other graphical symbols) in order to comprehend page content, require a simplified page in order to interact successfully, and/or communicate using symbolic languages generally known as Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC).

    Type of session:
    short talk followed by discussion
    Goals:
    • ocialize the specification as we are in Candidate Recommendation status

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

    Web-based Digital Twins for Smart Cities

    Proposer:
    Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
    Description:

    Discussion on Digital-twin services for Smart Cities specifilally about (1) what is already done by whom (SDOs, vendors, governments, etc.) in which area, (2) what is still missing for expected Web-based Smart Cities, and (3) who and how to lead the discussion to resolve the gaps.

    Type of session:
    talk + open discussion
    Goals:
    • Identify the most important categories of problems to implement actual Smart Cities based on the exisitng and near future Web standards

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

    WebViews - Usages & Challenges

    Proposer:
    Rayan Kanso <rayankans@google.com>, An Qing <anqing.aq@alibaba-inc.com>
    Description:

    Present the findings of the WebView CG & have an open discussion on further use-cases and challenges

    Type of session:
    brief presentation + open discussion
    Goals:
    • Collect opinions & feedback on the report.

    Supporting materials:
    slides (PDF copy)
    minutes

    Maximising Back/Forward Cache hit-rate

    Proposer:
    Fergal Daly <fergal@chromium.org>
    Description:

    BFCache provides a big performance win for navigation but there are obstacles to pages successfully being cached - Cache-Control: no-store header, unload handlers, in-the-wild telemetry for cache misses. This covers proposals for solving these.

    Type of session:
    presentation and open discussion
    Goals:
    Supporting materials:
    slides (PDF copy)
    minutes

    Where's the Web in Web3?

    Proposer:
    Erik Lagerway <elagerway@gmail.com>
    Description:

    Web3 means many things to many people. Some see Web3 as a collection of existing technology that is used to scam many newcomers of their wallet contents. Others see this as a means to a future state where the world's transactions are made on a distributed ledger or blockchain. In this session, we will be exploring what Web3 means to those building in the space and where the intersection of Internet standards might occur, if at all. Think of this as an exploratory conversation with participants in the field and those that are curious about the future of this technology.

    Type of session:
    open discussion
    Goals:
    • Exploration

    minutes

    CNAMEs as a privacy tool for the web / / Bounce Tracking Mitigations

    Proposer:
    Johann Hofmann <johannhof@chromium.org>, Greg Whitworth, Ben Kelly <wanderview@google.com>, Brian Lefler
    Description:

    CNAME records have a reputation as a tool to circumvent resource-blocking and specific privacy measures. However, if used properly, they can help websites integrate third-party services without requiring third-party cookies, providing a great privacy benefit. We want to discuss how browsers could support privacy-preserving usage of CNAMEs while preventing potential abuse. Joint session with a brief overview of chrome's proposed bounce tracking mitigations following the CNAME discussion.

    Type of session:
    open discussion
    Goals:
    • Hear about developer use cases and user concerns, kick off an open-minded discussion on the utility of CNAMEs. Maybe get some agreement across browsers on next steps.

    • Increase awareness of bounce tracking mitigations and solicit feedback on the proposal.

    Project Fugu 🐡: What we have enabled

    Proposer:
    Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>, Ben Morss
    Description:

    A reflection of the apps that Project Fugu APIs have enabled, including a brief exploration of the present, the future of some of the enabling APIs, and our vision and dreams for the future.

    Type of session:
    talk, followed by open discussion.
    Goals:
    • Reflect back and look forward.

    Supporting materials:
    slides (PDF copy)

    Trusted Internet

    Proposer:
    Takuya Sakamoto <takuya@fujitsu.com>, Shigeya Suzuki <shigeya@wide.ad.jp>
    Description:

    Give short presentation of overview on Trusted Internet that makes arbitrary data verifiable on the Internet, discuss and gather feedback.

    Type of session:
    Presentation and Open Discussion
    Goals:
    • To find partners to discuss it with.

    Supporting materials:
    slides
    minutes

    Topics API

    Proposer:
    Josh Karlin <jkarlin@google.com>
    Description:

    Brief overview of Interest Based Advertising use case and the proposed Topics API as a solution. Informational. Most of the discussion focused on Q/A and driving thorny issues forward.

    Type of session:
    Short presentation followed by open discussion.
    Goals:
    • Learn about concerns from other browsers, look for places we can align.

    minutes

    Document Configuration in HTML

    Proposer:
    Ian Clelland <iclelland@google.com>
    Description:

    A potentially outrageaous idea to move (some) document configuration out of HTTP header space into HTML, in a way that allows document authors to set configuration for their own documents, while (hopefully) avoiding most of the concerns around XSS / injection that existing mechanisms have.

    Type of session:
    Talk followed by open discussion.
    Goals:
    • Determine whether this idea is too outrageous to succeed, or just outrageous enough

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