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Call for Participation: W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation (from Manga to Magazines)

The W3C announced today the latest in a series of workshops exploring the capabilities needed to ensure that the Web delivers on its full potential as a universal platform for digital publishing. The upcoming technical workshop will be held September 18-19 in Tokyo, Japan. It will focus on evaluating the current status and exploring future directions of visually-rich […]
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Do Not Track and the GDPR

The Tracking Protection Working Group (TPWG) has been engaged with issues of online data protection, privacy and tracking since 2011. Its Tracking Protection Expression draft recommendation (TPE), substantially completed in 2013, first became a Candidate Recommendation (CR) in August 2015.The main feature of the TPE, the DNT request header, is now implemented by all the […]
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W3C at TU Update

W3C is pleased to again be participating in TU-Automotive this year. The conference takes place in Novi, Michigan on June 6th and 7th. W3C’s Automotive Lead, Ted Guild, will be participating on two panels. The annual event covers a range of topics on the future of technology in the automotive industry including Cybersecurity, Electrification, Autonomous […]
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Perspectives on Payments Canada Summit 2018

At the Payments Canada Summit, 9-11 May 2018 in Toronto, the historically conservative Canadian Financial Industry heard some consistent themes from many of the conference speakers: technology change is happening now and will continue to accelerate, so adapt quickly or be left behind. And data is the new currency. The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) […]
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WOFF 2.0, the inside scoop

Today, WOFF 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation. Perhaps you have some questions: what is it, why should I care, can I use it already? Introduction WebFonts – fonts which are automatically downloaded and used on demand to render a web page, without having to be installed – have risen in importance in recent years. In […]
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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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Fast-forwarding media support on the Web

A brief history of media on the Web Media on the Web has gone through three main stages until now. Before the release of HTML5, audio and video were essentially not on the Web, and only available through plug-ins. Plug-ins were widely available on desktop browsers, but smartphones were around the corner, and the Web […]
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