W3C News

Network Service Discovery Note Published

January 12th, 2017

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Group Note of Network Service Discovery. This specification defines a mechanism for an HTML document to discover and subsequently communicate with HTTP-based services advertised via common discovery protocols within the current network.

W3C and OGC put more Spatial (and space-born) Data on the Web

January 5th, 2017

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group, a collaboration between W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium, has published 4 documents today. QB4ST adds extensions to the RDF Data Cube for spatio-temporal components. These are designed to make it easier to share and manipulate data such as Earth Observations with linkable slices through time and…

Angular Material Beta Release, New Flex-Layout library

December 23rd, 2016

We’re sneaking in a little holiday gift at the end of the year: two new beta releases for developers to try out with the latest version of Angular. material components with a custom theme and RTL text In March, we gave you a first preview of the new Angular Material components. Today’s beta release of…

Updated Resources: Planning and Managing Web Accessibility

December 22nd, 2016

The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has updated three resources. Planning and Managing Web Accessibility helps you integrate accessibility throughout the Web production process. It applies to individual projects and at the organizational level. Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility helps you develop a simple or comprehensive Web accessibility policy for an organization. Web…

Updated: Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility

December 22nd, 2016

The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has updated Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility. This resource helps you start to assess the accessibility of a Web page. With these simple steps, you can get an idea whether or not accessibility is addressed in even the most basic way. These checks cover…

Angular 2.4.0 Now Available

December 20th, 2016

Angular version 2.4.0 – stability-interjection – is now available. This is a minor release following our announced adoption of Semantic Versioning, meaning that it contains no breaking changes and that it is a drop-in replacement for 2.x.x. What’s new? This release updates our dependencies to the recently announced RxJS 5 stable For the complete list…

Open Web Platform year-end Highlights 2016

December 16th, 2016

W3C published today Open Web Platform year-end Highlights 2016. We invite you to read how we are moving the Web ahead by continuously enhancing Web technology in particular in areas such as Virtual Reality, Web Payments, Web security and authentication, media playback, Web and Automotive, and by strengthening the core of the Web, HTML. Celebrate…

Call for Review: Data on the Web Best Practices

December 15th, 2016

The W3C Data on the Web Best Practices is now a Proposed Recommendation. Complemented by the Dataset Usage and Data Quality vocabularies (both published today as stable Notes), the Best Practices set out how publishers can share data on the Web with maximum benefit by harnessing the Network Effect. Areas like licensing, provenance, access APIs,…

Call for Review: Web Cryptography API Proposed Recommendation Published

December 15th, 2016

The W3C Web Cryptography is now a Proposed Recommendation. 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 to perform these operations. Uses for…

W3C Invites Implementations of Activity Streams 2.0 and Activity Vocabulary

December 15th, 2016

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: Activity Streams 2.0: This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format. In the most basic sense, an “Activity” is a semantic description of an action. It is the goal of this specification to provide a JSON-based syntax…

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