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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.

Updated Candidate Recommendation for CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3

August 13th, 2019

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3. This module contains the features of CSS relating to text decoration, such as underlines, text shadows, and emphasis marks. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen,…

Updated Candidate Recommendation for Trace Context

August 13th, 2019

The Distributed Tracing Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of Trace Context. This specification defines standard HTTP headers and a value format to propagate context information that enables distributed tracing scenarios. The specification standardizes how context information is sent and modified between services. Context information uniquely identifies individual requests in a distributed…

Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA, alternatives to Visual Turing Tests on the Web

June 27th, 2019

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group, with support from the Research Questions Task Force, has published an updated Working Draft of Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA, alternatives to Visual Turing Tests on the Web. This update includes changes that address the substantial comments received since the May 2019 version, which have helped us improve our analysis…

W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement to collaborate on a single version of HTML and DOM

May 28th, 2019

Today W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications. The Memorandum of Understanding jointly published as the WHATWG/W3C Joint Working Mode gives the specifics of this collaboration. This is the culmination of a careful exploration of effective partnership mechanisms since December…