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W3C/OGC Publishes Maps for the Web Workshop Report

Making maps a first-class object on the web is a shared goal of W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The two organizations recently collaborated to hold a ​W3C-OGC Joint Workshop on Maps for the Web​ and have published their report. Workshop co-chair Peter Rushforth, Technology Advisor, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural […]
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Welcome to Open Web Docs!

W3C welcomes the launch of the Open Web Docs (OWD) collective and, as a member of its Steering Committee, is committed to help the project fulfills its mission of supporting open web platform documentation (and MDN Web Docs in particular) as critical digital infrastructure. We’re looking forward to working with current and future OWD stakeholders […]
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WCAG 3 FPWD Published

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) announces the First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. This is the first of many drafts, and the document is not expected to advance to W3C Recommendation for a few more years. In this planned major revision of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, we want […]
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Privacy Interest Group (PING) 2020 Year in Review and Thank Yous

The W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING) had a terrific 2020. PING has more active members than ever before. PING has been joined by the Privacy Community Group in its mission to improve privacy on the Web. PING implemented a new and improved process for tracking, assigning, and following up on privacy reviews. But, most importantly, […]
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W3C launches the MiniApps Working Group to ensure MiniApps cohesiveness with Web architecture

This post is co-authored by Yongqing Dong, Anqi Li, Tengyuan Zhang, Yongjing Zhang and Dan Zhou. Traditional HTML5 applications are easy to develop, but the performance and user experience are not perfect, so there have been many attempts to develop applications having user experiences similar to native applications using Web technologies, including Cordova, Electron, NativeScript, […]
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Grant for the Web

As announced on the Grant for the Web blog, the Web Consortium is excited to announce that Grant for the Web has awarded the W3C a $268,700 USD grant to help ensure that the Grant for the Web program, grantees, and community shape an emerging Web Monetization ecosystem favorable to open standardization. Grant for the […]
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W3C in 2020

  The Web Consortium is grateful to the W3C community, especially this year which has been so difficult for so many. Our community has remained an inspiration and light, and has accomplished so much. We are immensely proud of all the work the W3C community has done this year. In-depth accounts of the work of […]
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One Million Enrollments in W3Cx

W3C’s training activities have reached a significant milestone: one million enrollments in our MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) dedicated to front-end Web development! This achievement is particularly significant in that W3C’s catalog is composed of six courses only. In 2020, the pandemic has increased interest in online education and demand in programming skills. 30 years […]
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Looking back at TPAC 2020; public release of W3C Strategic Highlights

TPAC 2020, our 20th Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings just concluded. The W3C Community convened remotely for our annual all-groups meetings which were online and virtual. The event spanned most of October and focussed on collaborative meetings to create momentum and collective brainstorming, and brought together W3C technical groups, the W3C Advisory Board, TAG, […]
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