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Adding another permission? Questions and suggestions

So, you’re thinking of adding a new permission prompt to the Web platform? Specification authors and feature designers may find this list of questions useful to think through. This was inspired by discussions at the W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent held last September in San Diego. A full workshop report is available from […]
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Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards

The Web suffers from large scale, frequent, and often invisible privacy violations. These pervasive privacy problems threaten the Web’s ability to serve as a preeminent application platform and information distribution system. W3C’s Privacy Interest Group (PING) has been seeing several patterns in web standards that are harmful to Web Privacy. Though each of these occur […]
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W3C honored with Emmy® Award for Standardization of a Full TV Experience

W3C is delighted to be the recipient of a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. We are being recognized for worldwide media standard enabling a Full TV Experience on the Web. Among the web technologies that the Web Consortium develops, HTML5 has brought videos to the Web, […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Web Accessibility)

  (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) W3C “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)  2.1”, which became a W3C Recommendation in June, has been adopted for web content, electronic documents, and non-web software, such as native mobile applications by the three official European […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Internationalization (i18n))

  Internationalization (i18n) (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) To live up to the “World Wide” portion of its name, and for the Web to truly work for stakeholders all around the world, there must be a collaboration of language experts, Web […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Web for All (Security, Privacy, Identity)

(This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and includes some updates since that report.) This has been an exciting year for Web privacy and security activities at W3C: W3C held workshops to address the privacy, security, and usability challenges presented by powerful hardware sensors, device capabilities, and APIs (Permissions and User […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Strengthening the Core of the Web (SVG)

  (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) SVG is an important and widely-used part of the Open Web Platform. The SVG Working Group focuses on aligning the SVG 2.0 specification with browser implementations, having split the specification into a currently-implemented 2.0 and […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights: Strengthening the Core of the Web (Web of Data)

  (This post is part of a series recapping the October 2018 W3C Strategic Highlights and does not include significant updates since that report.) Data is increasingly important for all organizations, especially with the rise of IoT and Big Data. W3C has an extensive suite of standards relating to data that were developed over two decades of experience. These […]
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