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W3C Welcomes IDPF as Organizations Officially Combine to Develop Roadmap for Future of Publishing

February 1st, 2017

W3C announced on 1 February 2017 that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) have combined organizations to better align Publishing and Web technologies and to create a new roadmap for the future of publishing. “W3C is thrilled to gain the expertise of the publishing industry with its rich…

CSS Snapshot 2017 Note Published

January 31st, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a Group Note of CSS Snapshot 2017. This document collects together into one definition all the specs that together form the current state of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) as of 2017. The primary audience is CSS implementers, not CSS authors, as this definition includes modules by specification stability, not…

W3C Invites Implementations of Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks

January 31st, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Cooperative Scheduling of Background Tasks. This document defines an API that web page authors can use to cooperatively schedule background tasks such that they do not introduce delays to other high priority tasks that share the same event loop, such as input processing,…

Data on the Web Best Practices are now a W3C Recommendation

January 31st, 2017

W3C is delighted to publish its Data on the Web Best Practices as a Recommendation. The document offers 35 Best Practices for sharing data, openly or not, in a way that maximizes the potential of the Web as a data platform rather than simply as a way to send data from A to B. The…

Branding Guidelines for Angular and AngularJS

January 28th, 2017

Angular In September of last year we made several big announcements. We released version 2.0.0 of Angular and that we were adopting Semantic Versioning, meaning that developers will see version number increases in a planned and careful manner. As a result of these announcements, you’ve seen us using the term Angular to refer to all…

OpenSSL update, 1.0.2k

January 27th, 2017

The OpenSSL project has announced the immediate availability of OpenSSL version 1.0.2k. Although the OpenSSL team have determined a maximum severity rating of “moderate”, the Node.js crypto team (Ben Noordhuis, Shigeki Ohtsu and Fedor Indutny) have determined the impact to Node users is “low”. Details on this determination can be found below. We will therefore…

W3C Invites Implementations of Referrer Policy

January 26th, 2017

The Web Application Security Working Group invites implementations of the Candidate Recommendation of Referrer Policy. This specification describes how Web authors can set a referrer policy for documents they create, and describes the impact on the Referer HTTP header for outgoing requests and navigations.

The Web Cryptography API is a W3C Recommendation

January 26th, 2017

The Web Cryptography Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Web Cryptography API. This specification describes a JavaScript API for performing basic cryptographic operations in web applications, such as hashing, signature generation and verification, and encryption and decryption. Additionally, it describes an API for applications to generate and/or manage the keying material necessary…

Two Notes Published by XMLQuery Working Group

January 24th, 2017

The XMLQuery Working Group has published two Group Notes: XQuery Update Facility 3.0. This document defines an update facility that extends the XML Query language, XQuery. The XQuery Update Facility 3.0 provides expressions that can be used to make persistent changes to instances of the XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.0. XQuery Update Facility 3.0…

Proposed Recommendations published for Web Annotation

January 17th, 2017

The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation for three documents: Web Annotation Data Model: This 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 simple and convenient,…

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