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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…

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is a W3C Recommendation

September 18th, 2017

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group published Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation today. Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), which extends the ‘HTMLMediaElement’ element of the HTML specification, is an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows playback of protected content in Web browsers. Combined with W3C’s Recommendation Media Source Extensions (MSE) which provides the…

Web Commerce Interest Group Rechartered with New Mission

September 15th, 2017

W3C has just rechartered the Web Commerce Interest Group to improve Commerce on the Web for users, merchants, and other stakeholders. This charter represents the next iteration of the Web Payments Interest Group. Changes to the charter reflect the broader scope of Interest Group discussions that have been taking place over the past year, including…

First Public Working Drafts: WoT Architecture; WoT Thing Description; WoT Scripting API

September 15th, 2017

The Web of Things (WoT) Working Group has published the following three First Public Working Drafts: Web of Things (WoT) Architecture: This document describes the abstract architecture for the W3C Web of Things, which consists of three initial building blocks, i.e., (1) WoT Thing Description, (2) WoT Scripting API and (3) WoT Binding Templates. Web…

W3C Invites Implementations of Payment Request API; Payment Method Identifiers

September 14th, 2017

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today called for broad implementation and testing of Web technologies to make online checkout easier for users and improve conversions and security for merchants. All major browser makers are now implementing Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers, which today advanced to Candidate Recommendation Status. The Web Payments Working Group encourages…

First Public Working Draft: Intersection Observer

September 14th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Intersection Observer. This specification describes an API that can be used to understand the visibility and position of DOM elements (“targets”) relative to a containing element or to the top-level viewport (“root”). The position is delivered asynchronously and is useful for understanding the…