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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…

React v16.0

September 26th, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of React v16.0! Among the changes are some long-standing feature requests, including fragments, error boundaries, portals, support for custom DOM attributes, improved server-side rendering, and reduced file size. New render return types: fragments and strings You can now return an array of elements from a component’s render method. Like…

Upcoming Workshop: WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges

September 21st, 2017

W3C announced today WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, 5-7 December 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is hosted by DigitYzer. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together WebVR stakeholders to identify unexploited opportunities as well as technical gaps in WebVR authoring. Participants in the workshop will: Share good practices and novel…

W3C Invites Implementations of Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1

September 21st, 2017

Core Accessibility API Mappings (Core-AAM) 1.1 has been published by Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group as a Candidate Recommendation and is now undergoing implementation finalization and testing. Core-AAM describes how roles, states, and properties in Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 should be exposed to accessibility APIs. Implementation of this specification makes it…

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