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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  • On November 6 and 7, the Publishing Working Group held a face-to-face meeting in Burlingame, California. The meeting was part of W3C’s massive TPAC conference, where immersion in spec work was the goal. Having TPAC at an airport hotel meant there were no distractions, which was perfect. We had participants from five continents, ranging in […]

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  • TPAC 2017, which we held last week next to the San Francisco airport, was a very successful event, where more than 600 participants registered, over 250 were drawn by our Developer Meetup, 150 members from the global publishing community participated at the first W3C Publishing Summit, while our first W3C Executive Forum attracted over 50 senior […]

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  • Our mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. For decades W3C, with our members, have had a leadership role in driving strategic conversations about emerging technologies and their impact on business. On November 8 2017, in the heart of Silicon Valley,  W3C will host the inaugural W3C Executive Forum with industry leaders, thought […]

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  • We are just a week away from W3C annual Technical Plenary week in the outskirts of San Francisco, where this year again, we are organizing a developer meetup! The event is free, open to anyone who registers for it. We are biased, but we think we have a pretty exciting program lined up: We will […]

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  • The World Wide Web Consortium together with the Open Data Institute are conducting a study of practices and tooling for Web data standardisation, with financial support from Innovate UK’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies programme. We want to get a better understanding of what kinds of standards people are interested in, and to make it easier […]

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  • I’m fresh from Money20/20 (my second time, along with Alan Bird), which was very productive in two ways. The first was in raising awareness about the maturing Payment Request standard for streamlined Web payments. I moderated a session where Zach Koch from Google, Michel Weksler from Airbnb, and James Anderson from Mastercard demonstrated the user […]

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  • I am pleased to announce that W3C has joined in collaboration with Mozilla, Google, and Samsung to support MDN Web Docs. MDN documents cross-browser Web standards to allow Web developers to learn and to share information about building the open Web. MDN is a web development documentation portal created by Mozilla with the mission to provide unbiased,  browser-agnostic documentation of HTML, […]

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  • Thirty years ago the Web changed how you do business. We’re at another inflection point today with new emerging technologies on the Web, and new Web application areas that are already revolutionizing many business models.  Among these are the names you would recognize in Digital Publishing, FinTech, Automotive, Telco, Smart Manufacturing and Entertainment. As the […]

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  • Bill Kasdorf of Apex Covantage has long been a major contributor to the establishment of publishing industry standards and best practices. His work also uniquely bridges the disparate fields of publishing from EDU to ebooks to scholarly to magazines and news. Bill has just written an important blog post providing his personal perspective about the activities of […]

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  • We are hearing a great deal of anger, concerns and disagreement –in the Press, in e-mail we’ve received, and in response on Social Media. We have been reading and hearing assertions that we made a mistake when we published Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation. A lot has been written about EME in […]

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  • For the past several years we have engaged in one of the most divisive debates in the history of the W3C Community. This is the debate about whether W3C should release the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Recommendation without requiring that vendors provide a covenant that protects security and interoperability researchers. This debate is an offshoot […]

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  • There is widespread agreement on the huge potential for exploiting connected sensors and actuators, but such devices vary considerably in their capabilities and communication technologies. This makes it challenging to create services involving devices from different vendors and using different standards. The Web of Things seeks to reduce the costs and risks for developing such […]

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  • Please join me on Monday, 23 October at Money20/20, where my colleagues from Google, Mastercard, and Airbnb will demonstrate how to streamline online checkout using new Web standards from W3C. In our session, Zach Koch (Google) will highlight new browser features to accelerate checkout. James Anderson (Mastercard) will show how native mobile applications could integrate […]

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  • The program for the inaugural W3C Publishing Summit (taking place November 9-10, 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area) has just been announced. The program will feature keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis. along with dozens of other speakers and panelists who will showcase and discuss how web technologies […]

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  • We’d like to announce the formation of a WebAssembly Working Group. For over two years the WebAssembly W3C Community Group has served as a forum for browser vendors and others to come together to develop an elegant and efficient compilation target for the Web. A first version is available in 4 browser engines and is on […]

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  • On 14 July 2017, W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe (MIT ’76) was featured as part of an MIT Alumni Association Panel “Fixing the Web” with Brewster Kahle, (’82)Founder and Digital Librarian, Internet Archive and Steven Gordon (’75), Professor of IT Management, Babson College. When talking about the history of the Web and Tim Berners-Lee, Jeff noted that after its […]

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  • The Publishing Working Group, Business Group, and Interest Group met for a two-day face to face at the Adobe office in New York. People came from far and wide to glimpse the Naked Cowboy for the first (and hopefully last) time from this office overlooking Times Square. We had an excellent view of a giant […]

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  • As I enter my final days as a member of the W3C Team*, I’d like to record some brief notes for what I see as possible future directions in the areas in which I’ve been most closely involved, particularly since taking on the ‘data brief’ 4 years ago. Foundations The Data on the Web Best […]

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