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Why we’re launching the Dataset Exchange WG

I’m delighted that the Dataset Exchange Working Group is beginning its work this week to pursue two distinct strands: updating the Data Catalog vocabulary (DCAT); providing a precise definition of an application profile and setting out how clients and servers can use them in content negotiation. Within that environment, it’s likely that the WG will […]
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The web-platform-tests Project

Back in 2013, Tobie Langel wrote about testing the Open Web Platform. The vision was simple: W3C was launching an unprecedented effort to scale up its test offering and the journey was 1% finished. Many things have been happening since then and this week is a great opportunity to look at the project again. In […]
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Dive into the Semantic Data Lake

Back in October last year, I highlighted a EU-funded project we’re involved with around big data. Led by Sören Auer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Big Data Europe has built a remarkably flexible big data processing platform. It wraps a lot of well-known components like Apache Spark and HDFS in […]
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How W3C checks its specifications for accessibility support: APA review

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group works to ensure W3C specifications provide support for accessibility to people with disabilities. The group seeks new accessibility and technology experts to help influence a broad set of W3C specifications. What we do A primary APA responsibility is the review of W3C Technical Reports for potential benefits or […]
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WCAG Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT)

Today W3C published a First Public Working Draft of the Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specification. It defines a common approach for writing test rules for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This allows people to document and share testing procedures, including automated, semi-automated, and manual procedures. This accelerates the development of evaluation […]
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EC Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX)

The European Commission (EC) recently launched the  Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX). This group has the mission “to advise the Commission in relation to the preparation of delegated acts, and in the early stages of the preparation of implementing acts” in relation to the EU Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile […]
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28th birthday of the Web

Today, Sunday 12 March, 2017, the W3C celebrates the 28th birthday of the Web. We are honored to work with our Director, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and our members to create standards for the Web for All and the Web on Everything. Under Tim’s continuing leadership, hundreds of member organizations and thousands of engineers world-wide work on […]
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WWW2017 and W3Cx Webdev contests at Perth’s Festival of the Web

WWW2017 is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017. This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet and discuss with W3C’s members and team experts. During […]
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W3C announces antitrust guidance document

The W3C supports a community including more than 400 member organizations in developing Open Standards for the Open Web Platform. Many of these organizations are competitors in highly competitive markets. Others are researchers, consumers, and regulators. They come together in W3C Working Groups and Interest Groups to develop standards for interoperability: shared languages, formats, and APIs. The W3C Process supports this […]
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