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Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices Note Published

February 16th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. This document advises on best practices related to the publication and usage of spatial data on the Web; the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices are…

Ready-made Counter Styles Note Published

February 16th, 2017

The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Group Note that contains templates for counter styles used by various cultures around the world. It can be used as a reference for those wishing to add user-defined counter styles in their CSS style sheets. The content of this document was originally part of the CSS Lists…

First Public Working Draft: International text layout and typography index

February 9th, 2017

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of International text layout and typography index. This document points browser implementers and specification developers to information about how to support typographic features of scripts or writing systems from around the world, and also points to relevant information in specifications, to tests, and to…

First Public Working Draft: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1)

February 3rd, 2017

The Timed Text Working Group has published a Working Draft of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of TTML1: 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 and…

Two Notes Published by the Multimodal Interaction Working Group

February 3rd, 2017

The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published two Group Notes: Discovery & Registration of Multimodal Modality Components: This document is addressed to people who want to develop Modality Components for Multimodal Applications distributed over a local network or “in the cloud”. With this goal, in a multimodal system implemented according to the Multimodal Architecture Specification,…

Seven Notes Published by the Evaluation and Repairs Tool Working Group

February 3rd, 2017

The Evaluation and Repairs Tool Working Group has published seven Group Notes: Requirements for the Evaluation and Report Language 1.0: This document describes the requirements for the scope, design, and features of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0. EARL is a vocabulary, the terms of which are defined across a set of specifications and…

W3C Welcomes IDPF as Organizations Officially Combine to Develop Roadmap for Future of Publishing

February 1st, 2017

W3C announced on 1 February 2017 that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have combined organizations to better align Publishing and Web technologies and to create a new roadmap for the future of publishing. “W3C is thrilled to gain the expertise of the publishing industry with its rich…

CSS Snapshot 2017 Note Published

January 31st, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a Group Note of CSS Snapshot 2017. This document collects together into one definition all the specs that together form the current state of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) as of 2017. The primary audience is CSS implementers, not CSS authors, as this definition includes modules by specification stability, not…

W3C Invites Implementations of Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks

January 31st, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate 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,…

Data on the Web Best Practices are now a W3C Recommendation

January 31st, 2017

W3C is delighted to publish its Data on the Web Best Practices as a Recommendation. The document offers 35 Best Practices for sharing data, openly or not, in a way that maximizes the potential of the Web as a data platform rather than simply as a way to send data from A to B. The…

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