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Call for Review: WOFF File Format 2.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

January 11th, 2018

The WebFonts Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WOFF File Format 2.0. Based on experience with WOFF 1.0, which is widely deployed, this specification was developed to provide improved compression and thus lower use of network bandwidth, while still allowing fast decompression even on mobile devices. This is achieved by combining a content-aware…

Meltdown and Spectre – Impact On Node.js

January 8th, 2018

Project zero has recently announced some new attacks that have received a lot of attention:https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.ca/2018/01/reading-privileged-memory-with-side.html.The risk from these attacks to systems running Node.js resides in the systems in which your Node.js applications run, as opposed to the Node.js runtime itself. The trust model for Node.js assumes you are running trusted code and does not provide…

W3C Advisory Committee elects Technical Architecture Group

January 8th, 2018

The W3C Advisory Committee has elected the following people to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG): David Baron (Mozilla Foundation) and Lukasz Olejnik (W3C Invited Expert). They join co-Chair Tim Berners-Lee and continuing participants Hadley Beeman (W3C Invited Expert), Travis Leithead (Microsoft), Sangwhan Moon (Odd Concepts), Alex Russell (Google), Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics; co-Chair), Peter…

Call for Review: ODRL is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

January 4th, 2018

The Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group has just published a Proposed Recommendation for two documents, namely: ODRL Information Model 2.2 — The Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) is a policy expression language that provides a flexible and interoperable information model, vocabulary, and encoding mechanisms for representing statements about the usage of content and services….

First Public Working Drafts: Web Publications, Packaged Web Publications, and Web Annotation Extensions for Web Publications

January 4th, 2018

The W3C Publishing Working Group has published three First Public Working Drafts today. The Web Publications defines a collection of information that describes the structure of Web Publications such that user agents can provide user experiences well-suited to reading publications, such as sequential navigation and offline reading. This information set includes the default reading order,…

Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile

January 3rd, 2018

W3C has published a Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context. Sponsored by Beihang University, this edition is a redesign of the Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state…

Behind the Scenes: Improving the Repository Infrastructure

December 15th, 2017

As we worked on React 16, we revamped the folder structure and much of the build tooling in the React repository. Among other things, we introduced projects such as Rollup, Prettier, and Google Closure Compiler into our workflow. People often ask us questions about how we use those tools. In this post, we would like…

HTML 5.2 is now a W3C Recommendation

December 14th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the HTML 5.2 specification that would obsolete the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. The HTML 5.2 specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to…

WAI-ARIA 1.1, Core-AAM 1.1, DPub-ARIA 1.0, and DPub-AAM 1.0 are W3C Recommendations

December 14th, 2017

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)Working Group has published Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1, Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1, Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0, and Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements and can be used to…

Call for Review: CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI) is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

December 14th, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI). This specification describes user interface related properties and values that are proposed for CSS level 3 to style HTML and XML (including XHTML). It includes and extends user interface related features from the properties and values…

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