W3C News

Call for Review: User Timing Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

January 10th, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of User Timing Level 2. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps. Comments are welcome through 7 February 2019.

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group

January 8th, 2019

The W3C Advisory Committee has elected the following people to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG): Alice Boxhall (Google), Sangwhan Moon (Odd Concepts) and Theresa O’Connor (Apple). They join co-Chair Tim Berners-Lee and continuing participants, Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics; co-Chair), David Baron (Mozilla Foundation), Hadley Beeman (W3C Invited Expert), Kenneth Rohde Christiansen (Intel Corporation), Peter…

New version of the Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile

January 7th, 2019

W3C has published a new version of its Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context. The contents of the roadmap have been updated to follow the evolution of the Web…

Happy New Year 2019

December 31st, 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Happy holidays from W3C!

December 24th, 2018

For all, we will accomplish together in 2019 and for all, you have done to lead the Web to its full potential in 2018, thank you! The W3C wishes you a happy holiday season.

React v16.7: No, This Is Not The One With Hooks

December 19th, 2018

Our latest release includes an important performance bugfix for React.lazy. Although there are no API changes, we’re releasing it as a minor instead of a patch. Why Is This Bugfix a Minor Instead of a Patch? React follows semantic versioning. Typically, this means that we use patch versions for bugfixes, and minors for new (non-breaking)…

Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1 is a W3C Recommendation

December 18th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1 (Accname) as a W3C Recommendation. Accname describes how user agents determine the names and descriptions of accessible objects from web content languages. The name is a simple label for the object, and the description provides additional information. These are both…

First Public Working Drafts: The Profiles Ontology; Content Negotiation by Profile

December 18th, 2018

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: The Profiles Ontology is an RDF vocabulary to describe profiles of (one or more) standards for information resources. It describes the general pattern of narrowing the scope of a specification with additional, but consistent, constraints, and is particularly relevant to data exchange…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Fragmentation Module Level 4

December 18th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fragmentation Module Level 4. This module describes the fragmentation model that partitions a flow into pages, columns, or regions. It builds on the Page model module and introduces and defines the fragmentation model. It adds functionality for pagination, breaking variable fragment size…

Two Working Drafts Published by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

December 11th, 2018

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and Accessibility Guidelines Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities and an updated Working Draft of Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis, developed by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility (Coga) Task Force. The Making Content Usable for…