W3C News

First Public Working Draft: CSS Layout API Level 1

April 12th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Layout API Level 1. This specification describes an API which allows developers to layout a box in response to computed style and box tree changes.

Login with no password – Major Standards Milestone in Global Effort Towards Simpler, Stronger Authentication on the Web

April 10th, 2018

W3C and the FIDO Alliance have achieved a major standards milestone in the global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world. The completion of the FIDO2 standardization efforts, the recent advancement of Web Authentication (WebAuthn) to Candidate Recommendation, –and the commitment of leading browser vendors to implement– enable users…

First Public Working Note of the Web of Things Protocol Binding Templates; updated WoT drafts

April 5th, 2018

The Web of Things provides layered interoperability between Things by using the WoT Interfaces and enables applications to interact with and orchestrate connected Things at Web scale. The Web of Things (WoT) Working Group has published today: A First Public Working Group Note of the Web of Things (WoT) Protocol Binding Templates. This document describes…

W3C Invites Implementations of Graphics-ARIA and Graphics-AAM

March 29th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group invites implementations of two documents: WAI-ARIA Graphics Module (Graphics-ARIA): Assistive technologies need semantic information about the structures and expected behaviors of a document in order to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA-1.1] module of core roles specific to web graphics….

React v16.3.0: New lifecycles and context API

March 29th, 2018

A few days ago, we wrote a post about upcoming changes to our legacy lifecycle methods, including gradual migration strategies. In React 16.3.0, we are adding a few new lifecycle methods to assist with that migration. We are also introducing new APIs for long requested features: an official context API, a ref forwarding API, and…

W3C Invites Implementations of Encoding

March 27th, 2018

The Internationalization Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of Encoding. The utf-8 encoding is the most appropriate encoding for interchange of Unicode, the universal coded character set. Therefore for new protocols and formats, as well as existing formats deployed in new contexts, this specification requires (and defines) the utf-8 encoding.The other (legacy)…

Update on Async Rendering

March 27th, 2018

For over a year, the React team has been working to implement asynchronous rendering. Last month during his talk at JSConf Iceland, Dan unveiled some of the exciting new possibilities async rendering unlocks. Now we’d like to share with you some of the lessons we’ve learned while working on these features, and some recipes to…

March 2018 Node Security Releases

March 22nd, 2018

SummaryThe Node.js project will be releasing new versions for each of its supported release lines on, or shortly after, the 27th of March, 2018 (UTC). These releases will incorporate a number of security fixes and will also likely include an upgraded version of OpenSSL.InclusionsOpenSSL 1.0.2oThe OpenSSL team have announced that OpenSSL 1.0.2o will be made…

W3C Invites Implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1

March 20th, 2018

The Web Authentication Working Group invites implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. Conceptually, one or more public key…

W3C Invites Implementations of the Sensor APIs

March 20th, 2018

The Device and Sensors Working Group invites implementations of the Candidate Recommendation for six documents, namely:Generic Sensor API: Generic Sensor API defines a framework for exposing sensor data to the Open Web Platform in a consistent way. It does so by defining a blueprint for writing specifications of concrete sensors along with an abstract Sensor…

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