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TAG Update

Greetings W3C friends. The TAG recently held a virtual face to face meeting and I’m writing to give you an update on our activities and some of the outputs of this meeting. We updated the Ethical Web Principles with some additional text in the intro around harmful patterns. We also have made some adjustments to […]
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Extensible Web Summit: Melbourne Edition

The TAG has been engaging with the developer community through evening meetups and longer “summit” events. We’ve so far run three “extensible web summit” events, two in San Francisco and one in Berlin, Our next face-to-face meeting is coming up in Melbourne in January 2016 and we thought we’d take advantage of this opportunity to meet and […]
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Assuring a Strong and Secure Web Platform

At the recent W3C TPAC meeting the TAG convened a special session to discuss, among other things, Cory Doctorow’s call for a “non-agression covenant.” The concern Cory has voiced is related to the unintended consequences of certain pieces of legislation which have had a chilling effect on security research on software. Although Cory’s concerns have mostly […]
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TAG By-Election: 2015

The Technical Architecture Group normally holds an election every year for seats that have come to the end of their elected terms. However, under certain circumstances, the TAG must run a special election (sometimes referred to as a by-election). Such a special election is now taking place, to fill the vacated seat of David Herman […]
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Election!

By design, five of the participants on the TAG are elected by the members of W3C. That means that the membership of W3C have a direct influence over the composition of the TAG and therefore over its technical direction, priorities and mandate. In practice, this has meant that in the past couple of years we have […]
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Capability URLs: We Need Your Feedback

The battle for web security and privacy is fought at many levels. Sometimes common practice in web application design can lead to data leakage with untended consequences for users. A good example of this came up recently where confidential files shared through common web-based document sharing services were being exposed unintentionaly to third parties because […]
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Extensible Web Summit Roundup

On April 4th, with the much-appreciated help and support of Adobe Systems, the TAG organized an event in San Francisco called the Extensible Web Summit. As I wrote before the event, the intention was to bring together web developers and web platform developers from the local area to discuss upcoming, in-development web platform technologies and standards […]
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The Extensible Web Summit

We’re running an event on Friday the 4th of April in San Francisco and you’re invited. For the past year, along-side our regular face-to-face meetings, the TAG has been holding evening developer meet-ups under the moniker “Meet the TAG.” The radical idea has been to take advantage of the fact that our meetings are happening […]
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