Happy holidays from the World Wide Web Consortium!

December 13th, 2019

Many thanks for all the ways you have made the Web work for everyone in 2019, and for all the work we will accomplish together in 2020. W3C wishes you a happy holiday season and all the best for the new year! From all of us at the World Wide Web Consortium.

W3C Recommends WebAssembly to push the limits for speed, efficiency and responsiveness

December 5th, 2019

The WebAssembly Working Group has published today the three WebAssembly specifications as W3C Recommendations, marking the arrival of a new language for the Web which allows code to run in the browser. WebAssembly Core Specification defines a low-level virtual machine which closely mimics the functionality of many microprocessors upon which it is run. Either through…

W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility – New Online Course

December 3rd, 2019

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, W3C and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) launched a new W3Cx course: “Introduction to Web Accessibility“. The course is designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, designers, content authors, project managers, people with disabilities, and others. The course will start on…

W3C opens Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election

December 3rd, 2019

The W3C Advisory Committee having nominated four individuals, is invited today to vote until 10 January 2020 for three seats in the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election. The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered under the W3C Process Document, with stewardship of the Web architecture. Some aspects of its mission…

W3C Website redesign, phase 1 RFP

November 7th, 2019

W3C is accepting proposals from outside vendors to redesign the existing W3C website. Our organization, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, produces open and royalty-free Web Standards and guidelines that make the Web work, for everyone. We believe that by implementing current web best practices and technologies, revising the information architecture, creating a content…

W3C Invites Implementations of Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – Version 2

October 3rd, 2019

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – Version 2. DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and provides examples for its use. DCAT enables a publisher to describe datasets and data services…

World Wide Web Consortium celebrates its 25th anniversary

October 1st, 2019

Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, our Director and the inventor of the World Wide Web, founded the Web Consortium on this day, 1 October, in 1994 to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Since then, with the help of our Members and our community,…

Call for Review: Web Assembly 1.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 1st, 2019

The WebAssembly (WASM) Working Group has published three Proposed Recommendations for Web Assembly 1.0: WebAssembly Core Specification WebAssembly JavaScript Interface WebAssembly Web APIWebAssembly is a standard, a safe, portable, low-level code format designed for efficient execution and compact representation. These specifications define the language and behavior of the virtual machine as well as a JavaScript…

W3C Strategic Highlights, September 2019

September 26th, 2019

W3C released today its September 2019 edition of the W3C Strategic Highlights. The report covers the massive and critical work that takes place at the Web Consortium toward the growth and strength of the Web, how W3C meets industry needs and provides updates in key areas, as well as the latest around Web for all…

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Payment Request API

August 15th, 2019

The Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in June 2019, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on Payment Request API. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing terms.