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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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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 study on Web data standardization

The Web has had a huge impact on how we exchange and access information. The Web of data is growing rapidly, and interoperability depends upon the availability of open standards, whether intended for interchange within small communities, or for use on a global scale. W3C is pleased to release a W3C study on practices and […]
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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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