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Call for Review: Page Visibility Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 17th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications. Page Visibility Level 2 replaces the first version of Page Visibility and includes a few…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

October 17th, 2017

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3. This draft contains the features of CSS relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows….

First Public Working Draft: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1

October 17th, 2017

The Timed Text Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1. This specification defines two profiles of [TTML2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering…

Call for Review: Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 10th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks. This document defines an API that web page authors can use to cooperatively schedule background tasks such that they do not introduce delays to other high priority tasks that share the same event loop, such as input processing, animations…

Call for Review: WebSub is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

October 3rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebSub. This document provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. Subscription requests are relayed through hubs, which validate and verify the request. Hubs then distribute new and updated content…

HTML 5.1 2nd Edition is a W3C Recommendation

October 3rd, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of HTML 5.1 2nd Edition. This specification defines the 2nd edition of the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, a significant error with HTML 5.1 has been rectified,…

W3C Invites Implementations of Audio Output Devices API; Capture and Streams

October 3rd, 2017

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of the following Candidate Recommendations: Audio Output Devices API, which defines a set of JavaScript APIs that let a Web application manage how audio is rendered on the user audio output devices. Media Capture and Streams (revised Candidate Recommendation), which defines a set of JavaScript APIs that…

Path validation vulnerability, September 2017

September 29th, 2017

Path Validation Vulnerability (Updated 29-September-2017 – CVE assigned) The Node.js project released a new version of 8.x this week which incorporates a security fix. Impact Version 8.5.0 of Node.js is vulnerable. 4.x and 6.x versions are NOT vulnerable. Downloads Node.js 8 (Current) Node.js-specific security flaws Node.js version 8.5.0 included a change which caused a security…

Industry Experts to Share Business Insights at W3C’s First Executive Forum, 8 November in San Francisco

September 26th, 2017

Executives from Alipay, American Express, Bloomberg, HARMAN, Google, Intel, Mozilla, Samsung, Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Agency, University of Sydney, Worldpay and Yubico, together with Web Inventor and W3C Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee, will address emerging tech trends and the impact of the Web on business and industry at the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) inaugural…

W3C Invites Implementations of ODRL Information Model; ODRL Vocabulary & Expression

September 26th, 2017

The Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group has just published two Candidate Recommendations, namely: ODRL Information Model—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. The ODRL Information Model describes the…

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