The Timed Text Working Group published the following specifications as W3C Proposed Recommendations:
The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for the purpose of interchange among authoring systems. TTML Profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion to other subtitling and captioning formats.
Comments are welcome through 1 November 2018.
The W3C SVG Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 2. SVG is a language based on XML for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. SVG content is stylable, scalable to different display resolutions, and can be viewed stand-alone, mixed with HTML content, or embedded using XML namespaces within other XML languages. SVG also supports dynamic changes; script can be used to create interactive documents, and animations can be performed using declarative animation features or by using script.
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 (Graphics-ARIA) and Graphics Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (Graphics-AAM) as W3C Recommendations. Graphics-ARIA defines core roles specific to web graphics which allow an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive technologies in order improve accessibility of graphics. Graphics-AAM defines how user agents map the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module markup to platform accessibility APIs. Assistive technologies could then enable semantic navigation and adapt styling and interactive features, to provide an optimal experience for the audience. Read about the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Strong Authentication and Identity, December 10-11 2018, in Redmond, WA, USA. The event is hosted by Microsoft.
This workshop will look to provide an existing standards landscape, roadmap and potential future work for how strong identity and strong authentication should work on the web. A successful workshop will be how to align recent W3C specifications (WebAuthn, Verifiable Claims, Web Payments) and work that is ongoing in the W3C Credentials Community Group (DID, DIDAuth) along with IETF and ISO, as well as other existing community standards such as Open ID Connect, Oauth, SAML, etc.
The scope includes:
- Strong Authentication: FIDO, WebAuthn, IFAA, DIDAuth, OpenID Connect
- Strong Identity: ISO 29003, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
- Decentralized Identity (DID): Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies, Verifiable Credentials
- Federation: OpenID Connect, SAML, DID
- Credentials: Verifiable Credentials, JWT, JSON-LD, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
- Requirements: Ease of Use, Accessibility, Internationalization, Security, Privacy
For more information on the workshop, please see details and submission instructions. Expression of Interest and position statements are due by 29 October 2018.
The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of two Candidate Recommendations:
- WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers: this document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to allow media to be sent to and received from another browser or device implementing the appropriate set of real-time protocols.
- Identity for WebRTC 1.0: this document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to allow and application using WebRTC to assert an identity, and to mark media streams as only viewable by another identity.
The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Device Memory. This document defines a HTTP Client Hint header to surface device capability for memory i.e. device RAM, in order to enable web apps to customize content depending on device memory constraints.
The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Scrollbars Module Level 1. CSS Scrollbars standardizes the ability to color scrollbars introduced in 2000 by Windows IE 5.5. This is useful when building web applications which use color schemes very different from the appearance of default platform scrollbars.
CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc.
The CSS Working Group has published CSS Fonts Module Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation.This CSS Module describes how to specify fonts used in CSS, including Web Fonts downloaded on demand. It also describes how to access advanced typographic features in fonts, and how to control font loading. This specification is implemented in all modern browsers.
More information is available in the blog post: CSS Fonts 3 is a W3C Recommendation.
Today the World Wide Web Consortium released the Authorized Italian Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Linee guida per l’accessibilità dei contenuti Web (WCAG) 2.1, contributed by International Web Association (IWA). This translation of WCAG 2.1 coincides with the adoption of the EU Web Accessibility Directive and the related European Standard EN 301 549, which refers to WCAG 2.1. You may read W3C Blog post to learn more about the Adoption of WCAG 2.1 in Europe. Roberto Scano from IWA, who coordinated the translation, published a blog post in Italian.
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) encourages the development of W3C Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.1 in all languages. Read about the Policy for W3C Authorized Translations.