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Exploring CSS property definitions

Reffy and CSS specifications Reffy is a specification exploration tool that Dominique Hazaël-Massieux and I developed as a side project during W3C Geek Week a couple of years ago to explore cross-dependencies of JavaScript APIs specifications. Reffy crawls, parses, analyzes, and reports on potential anomalies that specifications may have. Reffy reports are published on a […]
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Revised “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA” Draft for Review

Today the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with extensive assistance from its Research Questions Task Force (RQTF), published a draft update to the W3C Note “Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA“. This widely accessed publication from 2005 has been extensively revised and updated to bring it up to date with changes in technology since it was last […]
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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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Publishing Business Group Releases RFP for epubcheck Development

How do you know that you’ve produced an interoperable, functional, and accessible ebook? How do customers know? Or libraries? Or Book distributors? Validation is the cornerstone of the epub publishing process and there is one system on which nearly all epub relies – epubcheck. However, as our standards evolve, our validation has not and epubs […]
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W3C Strategic Highlights for Spring 2018 and Advisory Committee Meeting

W3C held its annual meeting mid-May in Berlin, Germany. It was a very engaging meeting that many found excellent, with a good range of sessions, a clear structure and good audience participation. The W3C Advisory Board had worked very closely with me, feeling the pulse of the membership, understanding what topics needed conversation. The planning […]
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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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PWG Takes Toronto

Minutes are published at https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-30-pwg.html and https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-31-pwg.html. The Publishing Working Group gathered in Toronto, Ontario for a 2-day face to face meeting at the Kobo office. This was Kobo’s first time hosting a working group meeting, and they did a great job. Thanks especially to Wendy Reid who organized hotel discounts, restaurant reservations, conference rooms, […]
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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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