W3C News

First Public Working Draft: Personalization Semantics 1.0

June 6th, 2017

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Personalization Semantics 1.0. Personalization involves tailoring aspects of the user experience to meet the needs and prefences of the user. The introduction of standardized semantics allows web applications to customize the exposure of that content to one that is…

W3C Invites Implementations of Time Ontology in OWL

June 6th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group invites implementations of Time Ontology in OWL Candidate Recommendation. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about topological (ordering) relations among instants and intervals, together with information about durations, and about temporal position including date-time information. Time positions and durations may be expressed using either the conventional…

Presentation API published as a revised Candidate Recommendation

June 2nd, 2017

The Second Screen Working Group has published a revised Candidate Recommendation of the Presentation API. That specification defines an API to enable Web content to access presentation displays and use them for presenting Web content. Since publication as Candidate Recommendation in July 2016, the Working Group updated algorithms in the specification to fix issues identified…

W3C Invites Implementations of UI Events KeyboardEvent code and key Values

June 2nd, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementation of UI Events KeyboardEvent code and key Values: UI Events KeyboardEvent code Values: This document provides an overview of the various keyboard layouts and specifies the KeyboardEvent.code values that should be used for each of the keys. Unlike the key values described in UIEvents-key, the code values are…

Micropub is a W3C Recommendation

May 23rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Micropub. Micropub is a client-to-server protocol used to create, update and delete social networking content. Web and native apps can use Micropub to post notes, photos, events, and many others to servers that support the protocol. Users can choose to create content in a…

ActivityStreams 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

May 23rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityStreams 2.0 as a Recommendation. AS2 provides a JSON data model and vocabulary for representing common online social objects, activities, and the relationships between them. AS2 is anticipated to become the de-facto standard for sharing social data between disparate (perhaps decentralized) Social Web applications, and builds on the…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1

May 18th, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1. This module introduces logical properties and values that provide the author with the ability to control layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings. The module defines logical properties and values for the features…

First Public Working Draft: Payment Handler API

May 18th, 2017

The Web Payments Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Payment Handler API. The Working Group has previously published Payment Request API, which provides a standard way to initiate payment requests from Web pages and applications. User agents implementing that API prompt the user to select a way to handle the payment…

What’s New in Create React App

May 18th, 2017

Less than a year ago, we introduced Create React App as an officially supported way to create apps with zero configuration. The project has since enjoyed tremendous growth, with over 950 commits by more than 250 contributors. Today, we are excited to announce that many features that have been in the pipeline for the last…

First Public Working Draft: Orientation Sensor

May 11th, 2017

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Working Draft of Orientation Sensor. This specification defines a base orientation sensor interface and concrete sensor subclasses to monitor the device’s physical orientation in relation to a stationary three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.

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