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W3C Invites Implementations of Beacon

April 14th, 2017

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Beacon. This specification defines an interface that web developers can use to schedule asynchronous and non-blocking delivery of data that minimizes resource contention with other time-critical operations, while ensuring that such requests are still processed and delivered to destination.

Official languages at Google

April 11th, 2017

Following my keynote at ng-conf 2017 that seemed to indicate that Typescript is now an official language at Google, there were many questions about the status of Dart at Google. We would like to clarify that both Dart and Typescript are in the same category. They both are  allowed to be used for client side…

React v15.5.0

April 7th, 2017

It's been exactly one year since the last breaking change to React. Our next major release, React 16, will include some exciting improvements, including a complete rewrite of React's internals. We take stability seriously, and are committed to bringing those improvements to all of our users with minimal effort. To that end, today we're releasing…

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…

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