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ODRL: A Path Well Travelled

In 2000 – the height of the dotcom boom and bust – a small startup in Australia embarked on a journey to build the next generation digital book store (ebooks back then) and promote an open ecosystem for the trading of digital assets. They formed the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Initiative and quickly assembled […]
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Accessibility: Review of 2017 and Outlook for 2018

2017 was another busy year for the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). This includes developments in the technical and educational areas of WAI, as well as in international standards coordination and harmonization. Much of the results are expected to become more visible and tangible this year, in 2018. WCAG 2.1 The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has […]
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Towards the Immersive Web

2016 started with a plethora of announcements around Virtual Reality, and ended with the publication of the report from the Web & Virtual Reality workshop which explored how we can make the Web a great platform for Virtual Reality Experiences. 2017 saw a good number of milestones toward that: WebVR 1.1 is now available by […]
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Chinese Museums meet to talk about making the Web a better place for Museums

Beijing Association for Science and Technology hosted a meetup event to talk about merging of Web and the museums on January 7, 2018 in Beijing. About 30 representatives from top Chinese museums, public agencies, research institutes and other interested organizations attended. See detailed attendee list at the end of this blog. W3C China Host staff […]
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W3C Web Executive Forum: Tech Changes Transforming Industries Today

“In just 20 years the Web has grown to encompass the world. Now very little of what we see or do is outside its bounds. The Web travels with us everywhere; it’s at the end of our hands. The Web has organized human thought and it has revealed our best and worst. So we need […]
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HTML 5.2 is done, HTML 5.3 is coming

Today W3C releases HTML 5.2. This is the second revision of HTML5, following last year’s HTML 5.1 Recommendation. In 2014 we expressed a goal to produce a revision roughly every year; HTML 5.2 is a continuation of that commitment. This Recommendation like its predecessor provides an updated stable guide to what is HTML. In the […]
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WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 Note helps authors make content accessible

I am excited to announce that today the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 has become a Working Group Note at the same time that the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 became a W3C Recommendation. The Authoring Practices Guide, or APG, has been the focus of a dedicated group of people in the APG Task Force […]
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