W3C News

Angular v6.1 Now Available — TypeScript 2.9, Scroll Positioning, and more

July 26th, 2018

Angular version 6.1 has been released. This is a minor release that is a drop-in replacement for 6.0 containing new features and bugfixes. picture of the Angular repository changelog What’s new? Router Scroll Position RestorationDevelopers can now configure the router to remember and restore scroll position as the user navigates around an application. New navigation…

First Public Working Drafts: WAI-ARIA 1.2, Core-AAM 1.2, and ARIA Practices 1.2

July 19th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of Accessible Rich Internet Applications 1.2 (WAI-ARIA), Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.2 (Core-AAM), and WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.2 (ARIA APG). WAI-ARIA 1.2 continues development of the technology after ARIA 1.1 was completed in December 2017. This version focuses primarily on providing roles…

W3C Workshop Report: Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies

July 16th, 2018

W3C published today the report of the W3C Workshop on Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies, which was held on 10-11 May 2018, in London. The report contains a summary of each session with links to the presentation slides. More detailed meeting minutes are also available[1][2]. Network Operators, vendors, application developers, content provider and…

Datepicking Beyond the Gregorian Calendar

July 12th, 2018

In this blog post, I would like to tell you about our work at the Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and how it is connected to the Angular community. Part of my role here at the DHLab is making research more accessible. This is the story of an open source…

Upcoming W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent

July 12th, 2018

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent, September 18-19, 2018, in San Diego, California, USA. The event is hosted by Qualcomm. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together security and privacy experts, UI/UX researchers, browser vendors, mobile OS developers, API authors, Web publishers and users to address the…

W3C Invites Implementations of Payment Request API

July 10th, 2018

The Web Payments Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of Payment Request API. This specification standardizes an API to allow merchants (i.e. web sites selling physical or digital goods) to utilize one or more payment methods with minimal integration. User agents (e.g., browsers) facilitate the payment flow between merchant and user.

W3C Invites Implementations of User Timing Level 2

July 9th, 2018

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementations of User Timing Level 2 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps.

W3C launches Internationalization Initiative

July 9th, 2018

The World Wide Web Consortium today launched the Internationalization Initiative to expand core work in further internationalizing the Web. “Supporting the W3C Internationalization Initiative with funding or expertise is a vital way that our Web community creates the future of the global Web,” said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. W3C thanks Alibaba, Apple, Advanced Publishing Lab…

ACT Rules Format 1.0 Final Working Draft

July 5th, 2018

A wide review Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format was published today by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). This draft addresses all comments received on the previous drafts. Most importantly, “Composed Rules” was introduced, in addition to “Atomic Rules”, to replace “Rule Groups”. This draft is accompanied by sample ACT…

Draft update to Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA

July 3rd, 2018

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group has published a Working Draft of a revision to Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA. Since the last publication, the abilities of robots to defeat CAPTCHAs has increased, and new technologies to authenticate human users have come available. This update brings the document up to date with these new realities. For more…