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Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Finnish

November 21st, 2019

Today the World Wide Web Consortium published the Authorized Finnish Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Verkkosisällön saavutettavuusohjeet (WCAG) 2.1. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Kehitysvammaliitto ry. Translations in other languages are listed in WCAG 2 Translations. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly encourages the development of Authorized…

High Resolution Time Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published High Resolution Time Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. High Resolution Time Level 2 replaces the first version of High…

CSS Containment Module Level 1 is a W3C Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The CSS Working Group has published CSS Containment Module Level 1 as a W3C Recommendation. This CSS module describes the contain property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well.

Call for Review: Trace Context is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

November 21st, 2019

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a Proposed 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 system and…

Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

November 18th, 2019

The Verifiable Claims Working Group has published Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Credentials are a part of our daily lives; driver’s licenses are used to assert that we are capable of operating a motor vehicle, university degrees can be used to assert our level of education, and government-issued passports enable us…

Call for Review: Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – Version 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

November 18th, 2019

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published a Proposed 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…

W3C Invites Implementations of Service Workers 1

November 18th, 2019

The Service Workers Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Service Workers 1. This specification describes a method that enables applications to take advantage of persistent background processing, including hooks to enable bootstrapping of web applications while offline. The core of this system is an event-driven Web Worker, which responds to events dispatched from…

First Public Working Draft: Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0

November 7th, 2019

The Decentralized Identifier Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0. Decentralized identifiers (DIDs) are a new type of identifier for verifiable, decentralized digital identity. These new identifiers are designed to enable the controller of a DID to prove control over it and to be implemented independently of any…

Updated Candidate Recommendations for WoT Thing Description and WoT Architecture

November 6th, 2019

The Web of Things Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations published today: Web of Things (WoT) Thing Description: This document describes a formal model and common representation for a Web of Things Thing Description. A Thing Description describes the metadata and interfaces of Things, where a Thing is an abstraction of a…

ACT Rules Format 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

October 31st, 2019

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) has published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation (web standard). This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules, to contribute to common testing practices for accessibility. Read the blog post Calibrate Your Accessibility…