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Category Archives: Open Web

28th birthday of the Web

Today, Sunday 12 March, 2017, the W3C celebrates the 28th birthday of the Web. We are honored to work with our Director, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and our members to create standards for the Web for All and the Web on Everything. Under Tim’s continuing leadership, hundreds of member organizations and thousands of engineers world-wide work on […]
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On EME in HTML5

The question which has been debated around the net is whether W3C should endorse the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) standard which allows a web page to include encrypted content, by connecting an existing underlying Digital Rights Management (DRM) system in the underlying platform. Some people have protested “no”, but in fact I decided the actual logical […]
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W3C expresses concerns on visa suspension that may hurt our worldwide collaboration

W3C statement in the wake of recent changes that may hurt our worldwide collaboration: Global cooperation is critical to the development of the World Wide Web. Contributors to and implementors of Web standards come together from around the world to specify and build an interoperable platform for information exchange, the Open Web Platform. Our Team […]
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W3C Fall 2016 meeting and W3C Highlights

We held this year’s all work-group annual meeting a few weeks ago in Lisbon, Portugal. TPAC 2016 was a very productive and smooth meeting, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met. It was the highest attendance ever for a TPAC held in Europe, and close to the highest ever anywhere. Notably, it was […]
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Just how should we share data on the Web?

The UK government is currently running a survey to elicit ideas on how it should update data.gov.uk. As one of the oldest such portals, despite various stages of evolution and upgrade, it is, unsurprisingly, showing signs of age. Yesterday’s blog post by Owen Boswarva offers a good summary of the kind of issues that arise […]
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W3C Web of Things meetings in Beijing, July 2016

The W3C Web of Things Interest Group met 11-14 July 2016 in Beijing, China, hosted by the China Electronics Technology Group  Corporation (CETC), the W3C/Beihang Host and the China IoT Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance (CIoTA). The event was co-located with the CIoTA’s 2016 International Open IoT Technology and Standard Summit. The first two days […]
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Celebrating 20th birthday in Japan – ASIA strong in Web standards –

W3C20 ASIA is the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the first W3C Asian host at Keio University in Japan in September 1996. The celebration consisted of three parts: a technical seminar, keynotes and the reception. The celebration gathered evangelists, specialists and experts to talk about various areas and use cases and topics, including future […]
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