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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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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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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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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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