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W3C at TU Update

W3C is pleased to again be participating in TU-Automotive this year. The conference takes place in Novi, Michigan on June 6th and 7th. W3C’s Automotive Lead, Ted Guild, will be participating on two panels. The annual event covers a range of topics on the future of technology in the automotive industry including Cybersecurity, Electrification, Autonomous […]
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W3C forms Security and Privacy Task Force for Automotive

There is an increasing interest and demand around data and services in Connected Cars, and the automotive industry has been working at W3C since 2013 to bring drivers and passengers a rich Web experience, and to make the Web a competitive platform for the automotive industry. Many industry reports have confirmed that a significant majority […]
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RXSS Security Audit Results

W3C recently submitted to a Web Application Penetration Test. It was conducted by researchers and testers of SBA Research within the context of Mobsetip research project and specifically targeted Reflected-Cross-Site-Scripting vulnerabilities using combinatorial testing methodologies. SBA Research approached W3C since the size of our website and the nature of our organization made for an interesting […]
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W3C Password Reset

As part of improving its infrastructure, W3C arranged an extensive penetration test by the security consulting firm Cure53. They found several different types of vulnerabilities including SQL Injection (SQLi). The W3C Systems Team determined these were used to gain unauthorized access to its user database and to harvest encrypted passwords. Since there is potential (with […]
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Validator 0.8.6 release wraps up a year’s worth of bug fixes and code clean-up

Over the past year, millions of pages were validated every day using W3C’s services. We’d like to thank those who keeping service running smoothly by helping other users, carefully reporting problems, and developing code. We’d especially like to thank Ville Skytt√§ for continuing maintenance of the validator check perl script and Henri Sivonen for continuing […]
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W3C’s Excessive DTD Traffic

If you view the source code of a typical web page, you are likely to see something like this near the top: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> and/or <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" ...> These refer to HTML DTDs and namespace documents hosted on W3C’s site. Note that these are not hyperlinks; these URIs are […]
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Systems Team Provides Audio Broadcast of W3C Technical Plenary Day

One Wednesday November 7th we provided an experimental audio broadcast of W3C’s Technical Plenary Day. We used icecast as the streaming server and broadcast in Ogg Vorbis providing some help links on getting Ogg Vorgis codecs working various clients and had an embedded Java applet Ogg client available as well. We will be making audio […]
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Systeam Starts Public Blog

W3C’s Systems Team shares many of the challenges and ambitions of other website’s software developers and administrators. We thought it would be valuable both to others and ourselves to open up some of our thought processes publicly. We use, contribute back and create Open Source software and believe others may have similar interests in features […]
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