Category Archives: Technology

W3C/OGC Publishes Maps for the Web Workshop Report

Making maps a first-class object on the web is a shared goal of W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The two organizations recently collaborated to hold a ​W3C-OGC Joint Workshop on Maps for the Web​ and have published their report. Workshop co-chair Peter Rushforth, Technology Advisor, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural […]

W3C launches the MiniApps Working Group to ensure MiniApps cohesiveness with Web architecture

This post is co-authored by Yongqing Dong, Anqi Li, Tengyuan Zhang, Yongjing Zhang and Dan Zhou. Traditional HTML5 applications are easy to develop, but the performance and user experience are not perfect, so there have been many attempts to develop applications having user experiences similar to native applications using Web technologies, including Cordova, Electron, NativeScript, […]

Grant for the Web

As announced on the Grant for the Web blog, the Web Consortium is excited to announce that Grant for the Web has awarded the W3C a $268,700 USD grant to help ensure that the Grant for the Web program, grantees, and community shape an emerging Web Monetization ecosystem favorable to open standardization. Grant for the […]

Payments and Authentication: Driving toward a Whole Greater than Parts

Many forces are driving rapid changes in the payments industry, including the ubiquity of mobile devices, regulatory requirements (e.g., PSD2 in Europe), and real-time payments initiatives. COVID-19 is also changing the landscape as more companies move their activities onto the Web and face new fraud risks. W3C groups and other organizations are developing new Web […]

W3C and XR Immersive Enterprise 2020

W3C has been driving a set of discussions around the AR/VR/XR space since our first W3C Workshop on Web and Virtual Reality in 2016.  Since then the work has expanded both the depth and scope of what we’re doing and is now under the Immersive Web Working Group. The W3C Business Development team and Technical […]