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Making smooth HTML5-based video playback a reality with Media Source Extensions

Last week, the HTML Media Extensions Working Group published a W3C Recommendation of Media Source Extensions™. It is the first specification reaching the status of Recommendation that stems from the series of W3C workshops held by the Web and TV Interest Group since 2010, and was one of the main outcomes of the Second W3C […]
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Efficient representation for Web formats

EXI is a format that sends an efficient data stream of parse events that can have noticeable, measurable savings in CPU, memory and bandwidth. Test results have consistently shown EXI advantages for XML, HTML, and now CSS/JavaScript minify, over gzip and zip formats. You may want to look at EXI overview presentation for CSS. Since […]
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White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit

This Monday 7 November 2016, I had the honor of attending the White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit. It was a great event, involving representatives of the disability community, research, industry, government, and other experts. One main topic was the Internet of Things (IoT), and the incredible opportunity it could provide for people with […]
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W3C and Big Data

The term big data, or to give it marketing spin, Big Data, means different things to different people. For operators of wind turbine arrays it might mean handling the 2GB of data created by each turbine every hour describing its power generation and the sensor readings that are then used to predict and prevent component […]
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WCAG 2.1 under exploration, comments requested by 1 November

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group announces a plan to develop WCAG 2.1, which builds on but does not supersede WCAG 2.0. The group would like input from stakeholders on this plan. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation on 11 December 2008. It has been one of the major resources […]
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HTML – from 5.1 to 5.2

There is a First Public Working Draft of HTML 5.2. There is also a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1. What does that mean? What happened this year, what didn’t? And what next? First, the Proposed Recommendation. W3C develops specifications, like HTML 5.1, and when they are “done”, as agreed by the W3C, they are published […]
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