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HTML 5.2 is done, HTML 5.3 is coming

Today W3C releases HTML 5.2. This is the second revision of HTML5, following last year’s HTML 5.1 Recommendation. In 2014 we expressed a goal to produce a revision roughly every year; HTML 5.2 is a continuation of that commitment. This Recommendation like its predecessor provides an updated stable guide to what is HTML. In the […]
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WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 Note helps authors make content accessible

I am excited to announce that today the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 has become a Working Group Note at the same time that the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 became a W3C Recommendation. The Authoring Practices Guide, or APG, has been the focus of a dedicated group of people in the APG Task Force […]
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WAI-Tools Project Launched

The WAI-Tools Project, co-funded by the European Commission, was launched on 1 November 2017. The primary objective of the project is to support the W3C work on Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT), to provide a common interpretation of WCAG 2 in evaluation tools and methodologies. The project will develop automated, semi-automated, and manual test rules that […]
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WHATWG Working Mode Changes

Earlier today, the WHATWG announced a new organization structure. W3C is flattered that WHATWG has adopted many shared features that are extremely positive for the web community. Among the features of the revised organization (some of which have happened prior to this announcement) that I think are excellent are: A Royalty-Free patent policy aligned with […]
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W3C and OGC Augmented Reality Pilot – an exciting adventure for W3C!

[Chinese translation available.] W3C has partnered with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to define an Augmented Reality (AR) Pilot Project — to enable the seamless integration of real world, geospatial, and web data — as part of the OGC Innovation Program. In this program, we expect to validate existing W3C Standards and to lay foundations […]
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Video: Web Accessibility Standards and Benefits

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) published a four-minute video introducing web accessibility, standards, and benefits: Watch “Web Accessibility” (4:07) This video was published on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is part of an accessibility project the Internet Society (ISOC) is working on to realize their vision: “The Internet is […]
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Improving Web Advertising: W3C Business Group Launched

Advertising is an essential and critical part of the Web ecosystem, and plays an instrumental role in helping realize our vision of One Web for Everyone Everywhere. Advertising revenues help support a huge proportion of the content and services available to people on the Web, by covering cover day-to-day operational costs while allowing usage and […]
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Last week’s may be our best TPAC ever; W3C Strategic Highlights

TPAC 2017, which we held last week next to the San Francisco airport, was a very successful event, where more than 600 participants registered, over 250 were drawn by our Developer Meetup, 150 members from the global publishing community participated at the first W3C Publishing Summit, while our first W3C Executive Forum attracted over 50 senior […]
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