W3C

All posts by Philippe le Hegaret

WHATWG Review Drafts of HTML and DOM endorsed as W3C Recommendations

In May 2019, W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications. Both organizations work together on HTML and DOM, in the WHATWG repositories, to produce a Living Standard and Recommendation/Review Draft-snapshots. The W3C HTML Working Group was rechartered to assist the […]
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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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What’s new in the W3C Process 2017?

As of today, W3C is using a new W3C Process. You can read the full list of substantive changes but I’d like to highlight 2 changes that are relevant for the W3C community: Added a process to make a Recommendation Obsolete: An obsolete specification is one that the W3C community has decided should no longer […]
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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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