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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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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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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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Memento at the W3C

The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” protocol. This is the result of a collaboration between the W3C, the Prototyping Team of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Web Science and Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University. The Memento protocol is […]
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Building Blocks to Blockchains: a Report on the W3C Blockchains and the Web Workshop

In June, W3C hosted a workshop to determine whether there were any aspects of blockchains that intersected with Web technologies, and if there were any specific technologies that were mature enough to consider for incubation toward standardization. We had lots of promising discussions and identified several next steps. You can read more details in the […]
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