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W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group Virtual Presence Workshop, March 2020

{Michele Mancioppi is missing on the screenshot) This past week, the W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group workshop was held as a virtual presence event. As the Trace Context specification is already finalized, the hot topic of this workshop was the Correlation Context specification. We also started the next update of the Trace Context specification and […]
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W3C Trace Context specification enters proposed recommendation status and what it means

The W3C Distributed Tracing working group has moved the Trace Context specification to the next maturity level. The specification is already being adopted and implemented by many platforms and SDKs. This article describes the Trace Context specification and how it improves troubleshooting and monitoring of modern distributed apps. W3C Trace Context specification defines the format […]
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W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group Workshop in Seattle, November 2019

This week, the W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group workshop was hosted in Seattle – the famous cloud city. We discussed the current status of Trace Context specification and future improvements. The main focus was made on passing identifiers via response headers, correlation context and advancing trace context into other protocols. We had great attendance – […]
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New design for /TR

Eager to better represent what the Web is, we are happy to introduce a redesigned version of /TR, which lists All Standards and Drafts. It is responsive and works fine on mobile devices. Compared to the previous design, this version is a single view that uses search and filters, and displays indicators of maturity level […]
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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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Making smooth HTML5-based video playback a reality with Media Source Extensions

Last week, the HTML Media Extensions Working Group published a W3C Recommendation of Media Source Extensions™. It is the first specification reaching the status of Recommendation that stems from the series of W3C workshops held by the Web and TV Interest Group since 2010, and was one of the main outcomes of the Second W3C […]
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HTML 5.1 is the gold standard

A couple weeks ago the W3C Web Platform Working Group published HTML 5.1 as a Standard. It was merely days after the second anniversary of the advent of the 5th major version of the core language of the World Wide Web (you may read the press release we put out when HTML 5 became a W3C recommendation). […]
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