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XQuery 3.1, XQueryX 3.1, XPath 3.1 and supporting documents now a W3C Recommendation

March 22nd, 2017

The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have published six documents as W3C Recommendations to strengthen JSON and Web Platform support through maps, arrays, new functions: XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language XQueryX 3.1 XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1 XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1 XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1…

jQuery 3.2.1 Is Now Available, With Some Hotfixes

March 20th, 2017

jQuery 3.2.1 is now available! This release comes with some hotfixes for regressions that were introduced in the 3.2.0 build four days ago. We wanted to release this patch as quickly as possible to squash any bugs you may have experienced when upgrading. The most significant one had to do with retrieving width or height…

Call for Review: Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation Published

March 20th, 2017

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions. The specification extends HTMLMediaElement to define a common API to control playback of protected content. EME does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. The common API may be used to discover, select and interact with such…

jQuery 3.2.0 Is Out!

March 16th, 2017

jQuery 3.2.0 has been released! This release includes some bug fixes, improvements, and a couple deprecations. There should be no compatibility issues if upgrading from jQuery 3.0+. If you haven’t yet upgraded to jQuery 3+, please have a look at the 3.0 Upgrade Guide. The jQuery Migrate 3.0 plugin will help you to identify compatibility…

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Payments Specifications

March 16th, 2017

The Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in August 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Payments Specifications. 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…

Ivan Herman and Bill McCoy to address the Publishing and EPUB road-map at EPUB Summit

March 3rd, 2017

Publishing@W3C champion Bill McCoy and W3C Fellow from CWI Dr. Ivan Herman will join an impressive line-up of speakers next week at the EPUB Summit, 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by W3C member EDRLab. The second such event, EPUB Summit will focus on the future direction of EPUB 3, now under W3C oversight…

W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices is a W3C Team Submission

March 2nd, 2017

W3C published a Team Submission of W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices, a proposal for security and privacy disclosure programs, which will serve as a basis for further work in the space of security and privacy researchers protection, further to our announcement late January. This document contains a template intended for organizations interested in protecting their…

W3C updates its Process Document

March 1st, 2017

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document, which becomes in effect today. Notable major changes of the 2017 update include: A process for marking a Recommendation as Obsolete (distinct from Rescinding a Recommendation); Voting mechanism used for AB and TAG elections is Single Transferable Vote; Clarified the process for continuing work on…

First Public Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

February 28th, 2017

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. This will be the first update to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines since WCAG 2.0. Sites that conform to WCAG 2.1 will also conform to WCAG 2.0, which means they meet the requirements of any policies that reference WCAG 2.0, while also better meeting the…

W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

February 24th, 2017

To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage…

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