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Digital Publishing Summit in Berlin, 16th and 17th of May

The Digital Publishing Summit Europe will be held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th of May, 2018. The event is organized by EDRLab, Paris, with the support of W3C as part of the Publishing@W3C effort. This event aims at strengthening a true spirit of cooperation in the publishing industry worldwide, pushing for a massive […]
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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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WCAG 2.1 is a Candidate Recommendation

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a Candidate Recommendation (CR). The main purpose of Candidate Recommendation is to ensure that the standard can be implemented. The content is considered stable at this stage, but it it could change a little based on implementation experience. Over the next few months, the Working Group will […]
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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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Publishing WG Publishes 3 FPWDs

The Publishing Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of three first public working drafts: Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-20180104 Packaged Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-pwpub-20180104 Web Annotation Extensions for Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-ann-20180104 These are the first publications of the Publishing Working Group, and we welcome feedback. Web Publication defines a collection of information that describes the structure […]
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