W3C News

User Timing Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

February 26th, 2019

The Web Performance Working Group has published User Timing Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. This specification defines an interface to help web developers measure the performance of their applications by giving them access to high precision timestamps. User Timing Level 2 is intended to supersede the first version of User Timing specification.

Is React Translated Yet? ¡Sí! Sim! はい!

February 23rd, 2019

We’re excited to announce an ongoing effort to maintain official translations of the React documentation website into different languages. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of React community members from around the world, React is now being translated into over 30 languages! You can find them on the new Languages page. In addition, the following three…

Jun Murai enters the French National Order of the Legion of Honour

February 18th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jun Murai, W3C Steering Committee Member and Professor of Keio University has accepted the Knight of the Legion of Honour Medal from the French government. The decoration ceremony took place on 13 February at the French Ambassador’s residence. The Legion of Honour is the highest French order of…

New W3C Membership level aimed at organizations with medium range revenues

February 14th, 2019

Over the past several years the W3C Business Development team has heard from a number of mid-sized companies that while they are very interested in participating in W3C the Membership Fees were too high for them to justify. That was compounded by several conversations members of the W3C Team had with organizations in our newest…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Transforms Module Level 1

February 14th, 2019

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Transforms Module Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. CSS transforms allows elements styled with CSS to be transformed in two-dimensional space. This specification is the convergence of the CSS 2D Transforms and SVG transforms specifications. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML…

A plan for Angular version 8.0 and Ivy

February 9th, 2019

“When will Ivy be ready?” is a question we get asked every week. Here’s an update on how things are going with version 8.0, and our plans for releasing and finalizing Ivy.We are planning on having Ivy as an opt-in preview as part of the version 8.0 rel…

Solidarity of the W3C to the family of Vagner Diniz

February 7th, 2019

The W3C Team and Offices offer their sincerest condolences to our W3C Brazil Office Manager Vagner Diniz, his wife and family, for the tragedy that befell them when the Brumadinho dam collapsed late January, claiming the lives of their daughter Camila, their son Luiz, their pregnant daughter-in-law Fernanda and other family members whose bodies we…

React v16.8: The One With Hooks

February 6th, 2019

With React 16.8, React Hooks are available in a stable release! What Are Hooks? Hooks let you use state and other React features without writing a class. You can also build your own Hooks to share reusable stateful logic between components. If you’ve never heard of Hooks before, you might find these resources interesting: Introducing…

First Public Working Draft: WebXR Device API

February 5th, 2019

The Immersive Web Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of the WebXR Device API. This specification describes support for accessing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices, including sensors and head-mounted displays, on the Web. Hardware that enables Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications are now broadly available to…

Working Group Note: Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching

February 4th, 2019

The Internationalization Working Group has published a new Working Group Note: Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching which provides authors of specifications, software developers, and content developers a common reference on string identity matching on the World Wide Web and thereby increase interoperability. String identity matching is the process by which a…