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W3C Interview: Coil on Interledger Protocol and Web Monetization

In June I had the pleasure of speaking with Coil CEO Stefan Thomas about the Interledger Protocol (ILP), and Coil’s vision of using it to support “Web Monetization,” essentially bringing micropayments to the Web as an alternative to advertising and subscriptions. Ian Jacobs (W3C): Do you think of yourself as a “payments guy”? Stefan Thomas […]
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W3C TPAC 2019 Platinum Sponsors announced

We are now two weeks away from TPAC 2019, the annual five-day event that allows over 500 people to coordinate the development of Web standards done in W3C’s working groups, community groups, the Advisory Board, and the Technical Architecture Group (TAG). Working Groups, Interest Groups and the W3C Advisory Committee will hold their face to […]
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W3C Developer meetup in Fukuoka, 16 September

Taking advantage of the presence of world renowned experts in Fukuoka, Japan, W3C invites Japanese Web developers and designers to attend a  W3C developer meetup, on Monday 16 September (from 6:00pm to 8:30pm). This event is free of charge but registration is mandatory! (登録してください!). [Important: TPAC participants are invited to register to the devmeetup via […]
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Updated CAPTCHA Note Published

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with the assistance of its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), has published “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA,” as a Working Group Note: https://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/ First published in 2005, today’s 2.0 publication extensively updates the earlier version to bring our analysis and recommendations up to date with CAPTCHA practice today. CAPTCHA […]
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Harmonized Accessibility Testing

The first accessibility testing tools and methodologies emerged soon after first publication of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in 1999. Already back then some of these implemented slightly different interpretations of WCAG. For example, a method may mistakenly fail text alternatives that are too long when that is not actually defined by WCAG. […]
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Adding another permission? Questions and suggestions

So, you’re thinking of adding a new permission prompt to the Web platform? Specification authors and feature designers may find this list of questions useful to think through. This was inspired by discussions at the W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent held last September in San Diego. A full workshop report is available from […]
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The MDN developer and designer survey 2019

Web developers and designers, we want to hear from you! Designed in collaboration with browser vendors and W3C, the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) just launched a Web Developer and Designer Needs Assessments survey. Take this opportunity to influence browser vendors! Let us know where you are experiencing difficulties when building for the Web. It’s easy […]
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