W3C News

First Public Working Draft: Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script

February 22nd, 2018

The Arabic Layout Task Force, part of the W3C Internationalization Interest Group, has published a First Public Working Draft of Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script. This document describes the basic requirements for Arabic script layout and text support on the Web and in eBooks. These requirements provide information for Web technologies such as…

WebAssembly First Public Working Drafts

February 15th, 2018

The WebAssembly Working Group has published three First Public Working Drafts:WebAssembly Core Specification describes version 1.0 of the core WebAssembly standard, a safe, portable, low-level code format designed for efficient execution and compact representation.WebAssembly JavaScript Interface provides an explicit JavaScript API for interacting with WebAssembly.WebAssembly Web API describes the integration of WebAssembly with the broader…

ODRL 2.2 is now a W3C Recommendation

February 15th, 2018

The Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group has just published a Recommendation for two documents, 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…

W3C Invites Implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification

February 13th, 2018

The Automotive Working Group invites implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines a WebSocket based API for a Vehicle Information Service (VIS) to enable client applications to get, set, subscribe and unsubscribe to vehicle signals and data attributes.The purpose of the specification is to promote a Server API that enables…

First Public Working Draft: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0

February 13th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0. This document provides a vocabulary of terms that can be used to enhance web content with information about controls, symbols, and user interface elements. User agents use these semantics to augment or adapt content…

W3C Announces All-out Spec Template Redesign Collaboration

February 8th, 2018

W3C today announced a collaboration with Jefferson University User Experience and Interaction Design program, which has established a class and a small working group of student designers to re-design the W3C’s specification template, aiming to make the standards for the web easier to use. The scope, requirements and audiences considerations are listed in the SpecProd/Restyle…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2

February 6th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2. This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for user interface design. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size…

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Payments Specifications

February 2nd, 2018

The second Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in November 2017, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Payments Specifications. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free…

HTML Media Capture is now a W3C Recommendation

February 1st, 2018

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the HTML Media Capture specification.The HTML Media Capture specification defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as a camera, or microphone, from within a file upload control.

Indexed Database API 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

January 30th, 2018

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Indexed Database API 2.0 specification.The Indexed Database API 2.0 specification defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An application…

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