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Looking back at TPAC 2018; public release of W3C Strategic Highlights

TPAC 2018, held 22–26 October in Lyon, France, was our combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week and brought together W3C technical groups (including a selection of the W3C Community Groups), the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C TAG and the W3C Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work and invaluable face to face […]
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EPUBCHECK REVISION INITIALIZED!

The Steering Committee of the Publishing Business Group at W3C is pleased to announce to the EPUB community that the DAISY Consortium has started working on EPUBcheck revision.   The whole EPUB eco-system needs EPUBcheck to validate files and be confident about the interoperability on all devices and accessibility by all final users. But the existing version issued in […]
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W3C will be at NAB Show NY – will you?

We @W3C are constantly working with our Members and Liaison partners to find opportunities to spread the work that W3C is doing. We are excited to have such an opportunity with #nabshowny! One of the newest areas of our work is Web Advertising which is currently being discussed in the W3C Improving Web Advertising Business […]
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Publishing Business Group Releases RFP for epubcheck Development

How do you know that you’ve produced an interoperable, functional, and accessible ebook? How do customers know? Or libraries? Or Book distributors? Validation is the cornerstone of the epub publishing process and there is one system on which nearly all epub relies – epubcheck. However, as our standards evolve, our validation has not and epubs […]
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Why Specs Change: EPUB 3.2 and the Evolution of the Ebook Ecosystem

It takes much more than a village to make an ebook. Authors, publishers, developers, distributors, retailers, and readers must all work together. EPUB* requires authoring and validation tools as well as reading systems. The EPUB standard depends on the HTML and CSS standards, among others. There are millions of existing EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 […]
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Expanding Participation in W3C – a new Membership Level!

As W3C continues to evolve the breadth and depth of our work, we need to continue to address how we’re packaging and pricing our Membership options. In 2012 we added a tier designed for Startup organizations, which has enabled a significant number of these organizations to join our work. In 2014 we introduced the Introductory […]
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ODRL: A Path Well Travelled

In 2000 – the height of the dotcom boom and bust – a small startup in Australia embarked on a journey to build the next generation digital book store (ebooks back then) and promote an open ecosystem for the trading of digital assets. They formed the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Initiative and quickly assembled […]
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