The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3).

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  • 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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  • Next week I will be attending the Opal Group’s Financial Innovation and Payments Summit for the 2nd year.  Last year was phenomenally productive for W3C and I expect this year to be even more so!  This event attracts a few hundred of the key organizations aligned with the various parts of the Payments and Ecommerce […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Diversity has become a major issue across society. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. As an international organization we can see the immense value we gain from having expertise from across multiple countries and cultures. Soon 50% of the world will be on the Web. We know we will need […]

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  • 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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  • 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....

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  • 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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  • Today we celebrate the publication of the WebDriver specification as a W3C Recommendation. WebDriver is a powerful technology for browser automation, often used to enable cross-browser testing of Web applications, but also used for many other purposes. The WebDriver spec defines a set of interfaces and a wire protocol that are platform- and language-neutral and […]

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  • By Andrew Kirkpatrick and Michael Cooper Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a W3C Recommendation. This is an evolution of W3C’s accessibility guidance, including expansion of mobile, low vision, and cognitive and learning provisions. It maintains W3C’s accessibility guidance, while maintaining W3C’s standard of implementable, technology neutral, objectively testable and univers...

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  • It’s always exciting to write about great work going on at W3C with potential to have a huge impact on humanity. One of the use cases in the Verifiable Claims work is to give stateless refugees a way to identify themselves safely. Other use cases in education, in government, in banking,  have potential to change […]

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  • At the Payments Canada Summit, 9-11 May 2018 in Toronto, the historically conservative Canadian Financial Industry heard some consistent themes from many of the conference speakers: technology change is happening now and will continue to accelerate, so adapt quickly or be left behind. And data is the new currency. The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) […]

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  • See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions. Offlining Our current draft does not go into detail about offlining WP. The call focused on some of the scenarios in which offlining is most valuable and desired. From there, the conversations expanded to the other concerns around offline-enhanced experiences,  such as versioning, identification, […]

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  • The W3C Web Payments Working Group produced the Web Payment API which has been adopted by the major Web Browsers and we’re continuing to see adoption by others in the Payments Ecosystem. With the rechartering of the Web Commerce Interest Group we’re seeing a lot of exciting new work starting in areas that are of […]

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  • For those of you involved in the effort to build a cross-browser testsuite for the majority of the web platform, you are currently noticing that the project is moving to a new organization on GitHub. The move is intended to improve the management and handling of the WPT project on GitHub and Travis. There is […]

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  • It takes much more than a village to make an ebook. Authors, publishers, developers, distributors, retailers, and readers must all work together. EPUB* requires authoring and validation tools as well as reading systems. The EPUB standard depends on the HTML and CSS standards, among others. There are millions of existing EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 […]

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  • Today the new EU Innovation Radar was launched to recognize high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research. Among them is the W3C WAI-ACT Project (grant 287725 of the 7th Framework Programme), which was ranked among the top ten ‘high capacity innovation projects’ (third place in SME ranking) in the JRC Science and Policy Report […]

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  • For many of us who work with ebooks, the highlight of our year is ebookcraft in Toronto. ebookcraft is a two-day conference devoted to ebook production, sponsored by Booknet Canada. The fifth edition was held last week, and it was a veritable who’s who of Publishing @ W3C. Why do we love ebookcraft? It’s full […]

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  • As W3C continues to evolve the breadth and depth of our work, we need to continue to address how we’re packaging and pricing our Membership options. In 2012 we added a tier designed for Startup organizations, which has enabled a significant number of these organizations to join our work. In 2014 we introduced the Introductory […]

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  • Eager to better represent what the Web is, we are happy to introduce a redesigned version of /TR, which lists All Standards and Drafts. It is responsive and works fine on mobile devices. Compared to the previous design, this version is a single view that uses search and filters, and displays indicators of maturity level […]

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  • See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions. F2F Planning We are planning to have several tasks accomplished in advance of our Spring F2F in Toronto. The Affordances TF plans to review open affordances issues, compile technical requirements, and begin work on a draft before the meeting. The WAM TF is planning […]

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  • On 12 March we celebrate an event which has both historically changed the world and is key to creating and empowering its future. In March 1989,  while at CERN, Tim Berners-Lee wrote his memo “Information Management: A Proposal” which outlined the World Wide Web. Today we celebrate a Web that is: Universal, International and truly […]

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  • 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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  • 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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