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W3C to work with MDN on Web Platform documentation

I am pleased to announce that W3C has joined in collaboration with Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung to support MDN Web Docs. MDN documents cross-browser Web standards to allow Web developers to learn and to share information about building the open Web. MDN is a web development documentation portal created by Mozilla with the mission to provide unbiased,  browser-agnostic documentation of […]
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W3C Executive Forum – a discussion on the Future of the Web for YOU!

Thirty years ago the Web changed how you do business. We’re at another inflection point today with new emerging technologies on the Web, and new Web application areas that are already revolutionizing many business models.  Among these are the names you would recognize in Digital Publishing, FinTech, Automotive, Telco, Smart Manufacturing and Entertainment. As the […]
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W3C hearing the concerns the EME recommendation raises

We are hearing a great deal of anger, concerns and disagreement –in the Press, in e-mail we’ve received, and in response on Social Media. We have been reading and hearing assertions that we made a mistake when we published Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation. A lot has been written about EME in […]
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Reflections on the EME debate

For the past several years we have engaged in one of the most divisive debates in the history of the W3C Community. This is the debate about whether W3C should release the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Recommendation without requiring that vendors provide a covenant that protects security and interoperability researchers. This debate is an offshoot […]
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“Fixing the Web” with Jeff Jaffe, Brewster Kahle and Steven Gordon

On 14 July 2017, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe (MIT ’76) was featured as part of an MIT Alumni Association Panel “Fixing the Web” with Brewster Kahle, (’82) Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive and Steven Gordon (’75), Professor of IT Management, Babson College. When talking about the history of the Web and Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff noted that after […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017 and Advisory Committee Meeting

W3C held its annual meeting late April in Beijing. The theme of the meeting was “Vision for W3C“. During the meeting we released the W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2017, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and focus; had informative discussions from industry presenters and keynote speakers, heard about priorities of the W3C Advisory Board […]
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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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