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W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

February 24th, 2017

To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage…

Three recommendations to enable Annotations on the Web

February 23rd, 2017

The Web Annotation Working Group has just published a Recommendation for Web Annotation in the form three documents: Web Annotation Data Model—specification describes a structured model and format, in JSON, to enable annotations to be shared and reused across different hardware and software platforms. Common use cases can be modeled in a manner that is…

First Public Working Drafts: CSS Timing Functions Level 1; CSS Containment Module Level 1

February 21st, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: CSS Timing Functions Level 1, a module that describes a way for authors to define a transformation to be applied to the time of an animation. This can be used to produce animations that mimic physical phenomena such as momentum or to cause…

W3C Workshop Report: Smart Descriptions and Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc)

February 20th, 2017

W3C published today the report from the W3C “Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc)” workshop, held on 30 November – 1 December 2016 in Amsterdam. The report contains an executive summary and conclusions, as well as a brief summary and visual report of each session, with links to all presentation slides. The event’s agenda also…

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…

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