W3C News

Happy New Year 2019

December 31st, 2018

Happy New Year 2019

Happy holidays from W3C!

December 24th, 2018

For all, we will accomplish together in 2019 and for all, you have done to lead the Web to its full potential in 2018, thank you! The W3C wishes you a happy holiday season.

React v16.7: No, This Is Not The One With Hooks

December 19th, 2018

Our latest release includes an important performance bugfix for React.lazy. Although there are no API changes, we’re releasing it as a minor instead of a patch. Why Is This Bugfix a Minor Instead of a Patch? React follows semantic versioning. Typically, this means that we use patch versions for bugfixes, and minors for new (non-breaking)…

Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1 is a W3C Recommendation

December 18th, 2018

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published Accessible Name and Description Computation 1.1 (Accname) as a W3C Recommendation. Accname describes how user agents determine the names and descriptions of accessible objects from web content languages. The name is a simple label for the object, and the description provides additional information. These are both…

First Public Working Drafts: The Profiles Ontology; Content Negotiation by Profile

December 18th, 2018

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: The Profiles Ontology is an RDF vocabulary to describe profiles of (one or more) standards for information resources. It describes the general pattern of narrowing the scope of a specification with additional, but consistent, constraints, and is particularly relevant to data exchange…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Fragmentation Module Level 4

December 18th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fragmentation Module Level 4. This module describes the fragmentation model that partitions a flow into pages, columns, or regions. It builds on the Page model module and introduces and defines the fragmentation model. It adds functionality for pagination, breaking variable fragment size…

Two Working Drafts Published by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force

December 11th, 2018

The Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group and Accessibility Guidelines Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities and an updated Working Draft of Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis, developed by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility (Coga) Task Force. The Making Content Usable for…

W3C Invites Implementations of Pointer Events 2

December 11th, 2018

The Pointer Events Working Group invites implementations of Pointer Events 2 Candidate Recommendation. The features in this specification extend or modify those found in Pointer Events, a W3C Recommendation that describes events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen, etc. For compatibility with existing mouse based…

First Public Working Draft: WebRTC Next Version Use Cases

December 11th, 2018

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of WebRTC Next Version Use Cases. This document describes a set of use cases motivating the development of WebRTC Next Version (WebRTC-NV), as well as the requirements derived from those use cases.

Angular Console

December 4th, 2018

Angular Console: What is it and why is it valuable for you? Here at Narwhal (Nrwl), we’ve been working with the Angular team over the last 3 months to build a new developer tool that is now becoming widely adopted. It's called Angular Console. As the lead designer/front-end architect, the Angular team invited me to write…