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W3C responds to UNESCO concerns about Encrypted Media Extensions

April 6th, 2017

UNESCO recently published a letter and an article about Encrypted Media Extensions. Since we didn’t have an opportunity to set the record straight with them, we are responding here. The spirit of the letter is anchored in UNESCO’s values and the concept of Internet Universality. We agree on the concept of Internet Universality. We even…

First Public Working Draft: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

April 6th, 2017

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. It specifies a common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better document and share their testing methods. Please comment by…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

April 4th, 2017

Today, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The Turing award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer Science and is sometimes referred to as…

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Authentication Specification

March 30th, 2017

The Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in October 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Authentication Specification. 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 licensing…

W3C Invites Implementations of WebDriver

March 30th, 2017

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of WebDriver. WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and control of user agents. It provides a platform and language-neutral wire protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the behavior of web browsers as well as a…

W3C Invites Implementations of Page Visibility Level 2

March 28th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications.

Angular 4.0.0 Now Available

March 24th, 2017

Angular version 4.0.0 – invisible-makeover – is now available. This is a major release following our announced adoption of Semantic Versioning, and is backwards compatible with 2.x.x for most applications.We are very excited to share this release with the community, as it includes some major improvements and functionality that we have been working on for…

XQuery 3.1, XQueryX 3.1, XPath 3.1 and supporting documents now a W3C Recommendation

March 22nd, 2017

The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have published six documents as W3C Recommendations to strengthen JSON and Web Platform support through maps, arrays, new functions: XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language XQueryX 3.1 XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1 XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1 XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1…

jQuery 3.2.1 Is Now Available, With Some Hotfixes

March 20th, 2017

jQuery 3.2.1 is now available! This release comes with some hotfixes for regressions that were introduced in the 3.2.0 build four days ago. We wanted to release this patch as quickly as possible to squash any bugs you may have experienced when upgrading. The most significant one had to do with retrieving width or height…

Call for Review: Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation Published

March 20th, 2017

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions. The specification extends HTMLMediaElement to define a common API to control playback of protected content. EME does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. The common API may be used to discover, select and interact with such…

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