W3C News

Introducing Angular CLI Builders

April 24th, 2019

In this blog post, we’re going to look at a new API in Angular CLI, which allows you to add CLI features and augment existing ones. We’ll discuss how to interact with this API and what are the extension points which allow you to add additional features to the CLI. You can find the code from…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Spatial Navigation Level 1

April 23rd, 2019

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Spatial Navigation Level 1. This specification defines a general model for navigating the focus using the arrow keys, as well as related CSS, JavaScript features and Events. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and…

EMVCo, FIDO Alliance, and W3C Form Interest Group to Enhance Security and Interoperability of Web Payments

April 17th, 2019

The FIDO Alliance, EMVCo, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced today the creation of a new Interest Group for organizations to collaborate on a vision for Web payment security and interoperability. Participants in the Web Payment Security Interest Group will define areas of collaboration and identify gaps between existing technical specifications in order to increase compatibility among different technologies. The…

W3C Invites Implementations of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

April 16th, 2019

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0. It defines a format for writing accessibility test rules. These rules can be evaluated fully-automatically, semi-automatically, and manually. This common format allows any party involved in accessibility testing to document and share their testing procedures in a…

First Public Working Draft: Feature Policy

April 16th, 2019

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Feature Policy. This specification defines a mechanism that allows developers to selectively enable and disable use of various browser features and APIs.

First Public Working Draft: Strings on the Web: Language and Direction Metadata

April 16th, 2019

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Strings on the Web: Language and Direction Metadata. This document describes the best practices for identifying language and base direction for strings used on the Web.

W3C honored with a second Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

April 8th, 2019

Last night in Las Vegas, as the NAB Show was kicked off by the 70th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards ceremony, W3C representatives accepted our second Emmy® Award. The prestigious industry award recognizes our work to standardize a Full TV Experience on the Web. Among the myriad web technologies that the Web Consortium develops,…

Pointer Events Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

April 4th, 2019

The Pointer Events Working Group has published Pointer Events Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. The features in this specification extend or modify those found in Pointer Events, a W3C Recommendation that describes events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. For compatibility with existing…

W3C Invites Implementations of WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format

April 4th, 2019

The Timed Text Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation of WebVTT: The Web Video Text Tracks Format. This specification defines WebVTT, the Web Video Text Tracks format. Its main use is for marking up external text track resources in connection with the HTML <track> element. WebVTT files provide captions or subtitles for video…

W3C Invites Implementations of Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0

March 28th, 2019

The Verifiable Claims Working Group invites implementations of Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 Candidate 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 to…