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Managing eCommerce Blog answers ‘Why Magento?’

December 19th, 2009

Over at Managing eCommerce there is a great series titled Why Magento? which gives great, real world and practical insight into how a online merchant goes about making the decision to move to Magento.  Some of the key points covered in the post entitled Migrating to Magento Against Critical Reviews helps shed good light on…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3, Multi-Column Layout

December 17th, 2009

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 and CSS Multi-column Layout Module. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. The main extensions in Backgrounds and Borders…

Media Fragments URI 1.0 First Draft Published

December 17th, 2009

The Media Fragments Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Media Fragments URI 1.0. Audio and video resources on the World Wide Web are currently treated as “foreign” objects, which can only be embedded using a plugin that is capable of decoding and interacting with the media resource. Specific media servers are…

Five Web Services Drafts Updated

December 17th, 2009

The Web Services Resource Access Working Group published updates to five Working Drafts: Web Services Enumeration (WS-Enumeration), Web Services Eventing (WS-Eventing), Web Services Resource Transfer (WS-RT), Web Services Transfer (WS-Transfer), and Web Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetadataExchange). The first describes a general SOAP-based protocol for enumerating a sequence of XML elements that is suitable for traversing…

Laszlo Gombos is now a WebKit reviewer!

December 16th, 2009

Laszlo Gombos is the driving force behind the port of WebKit to the Symbian platform. In addition he has contributed to the Qt port’s API and is constantly watching out for opportunities to remove dead code and clean up build systems. Please join me in congratulating Laszlo on his reviewer status

Use Cases for Possible Future EMMA Features Note Published

December 15th, 2009

The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published a Group Note of Use Cases for Possible Future EMMA Features. Since EMMA 1.0 became a W3C Recommendation, a number of new possible use cases for the EMMA language have emerged, e.g., multimodal output, biometrics, emotion, sensor data, multi-stage dialogs and interactions with multiple users. This document describes…

New Drafts of XQuery 1.1, XPath 2.1 and Supporting Documents Published

December 15th, 2009

As part of work on XSLT 2.1 and XQuery 1.1, the XQuery and XSL Working Groups have published First Public Working Drafts of XQuery and XPath Data Model 1.1, XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 1.1, XSLT and XQuery Serialization 1.1 and XPath 2.1. In addition, The XQuery Working Group has updated drafts for XQuery…

W3C China Office Supports First Web Standards Event of Webrebuild.org in Beijing

December 15th, 2009

The W3C China Office supported Webrebuild.org with their first Web Standards Event in Beijing. The theme of the event, attended by over 100 people, was “Thoughts on Web Standards” and it aimed at offering a platform for developers in Beijing to discuss and share ideas of how to make better use of Web standards and…

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA), Authoring Practices, and Implementation Guide Working Drafts Published

December 15th, 2009

The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) published an updated Working Draft of WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications technical specification for making dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with disabilities. PFWG also published Working Drafts of the WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide that provides guidance on how browsers and other user agents should…

W3C Invites Implementations of MathML Version 3.0, CSS Profile

December 15th, 2009

The Math Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendations Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0 and A MathML for CSS Profile. The former defines the Mathematical Markup Language, an XML application for describing mathematical notation and capturing both its structure and content. The goal of MathML is to enable mathematics to be served, received,…

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