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Uniform Messaging Policy, Level One Draft Published

January 26th, 2010

The Web Applications Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Uniform Messaging Policy, Level One. The Uniform Messaging Policy (UMP) enables cross-site messaging that avoids Cross-Site-Request-Forgery and similar attacks that abuse HTTP cookies and other credentials. For example, content from customer.example.org can safely specify requests to resources determined by service.example.com. Rather than…

Jeremy Orlow is now a WebKit reviewer!

January 26th, 2010

Jeremy has done a lot of work on local storage and session storage within WebKit. Much of this brought it up to date with spec changes, but he also improved it by adding quota support and fixing many bugs. As part of the Chromium port, he also worked on its WebKit api and JavaScript bindings. Please…

Continued stabilization

January 22nd, 2010

With a third snapshot this week, you might have figured that we’re very busy stabilizing and improving 10.5. Also this snapshot includes a major update of Presto with over a hundred of bug fixes and improvements. And to make it even better we expect to release more new milestones next week that will fix most…

W3C Invites Implementations of W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD): Component Designators

January 22nd, 2010

The XML Schema Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD): Component Designators. XML Schema: Component Designators defines a scheme for identifying XML Schema components as specified by XML Schema Part 1: Structures and XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

Updated Draft: Use Cases and Requirements for Ontology and API for Media Resource 1.0

January 22nd, 2010

The Media Annotations Working Group has published a Working Draft of Use Cases and Requirements for Ontology and API for Media Resource 1.0. This document specifies use cases and requirements as an input for the development of the “Ontology for Media Resource 1.0” and the “API for Media Resource 1.0”. The ontology will be a…

Last Call: CSS Styling Attributes Level 1

January 22nd, 2010

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Styling Attributes Level 1. Markup languages such as HTML and SVG provide a styling attribute on most elements, to hold a fragment of a style sheet that applies to those elements. One of the possible style sheet languages is…

Contacts API First Draft Published

January 22nd, 2010

The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Contacts API. This API provides access to the user’s address book from within a browser environment. Learn more about JavaScript interfaces developed in W3C.

Personas: So what’s your style?

January 21st, 2010

Are you a Personas fan or want to change the look of your Firefox? Firefox 3.6 makes it possible for you to change the appearance of your browser by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart! There are over 30,000 designs to choose from thanks to our wonderful community…

Ruby Rendering in WebKit

January 21st, 2010

Introduction From the W3C spec: The name “ruby” originated from the name of the 5.5 point font size in British printing, which is about half the 10 point font size commonly used for normal text. A ruby annotation is a short piece of text in smaller font, written directly above or below or – with vertical…

Interested in Next Steps for RDF? Come to the W3C Workshop!

January 21st, 2010

W3C is organizing a Workshop on the Next Steps for RDF around June 2010; we will announce the exact dates and location as soon as possible. Since its publication in 2004, the Resource Description Framework (RDF) has become the core architectural block of the Semantic Web. The standard is now widely deployed in terms of…

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