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Motion Sensors Explainer Note Published

May 11th, 2017

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Group Note of Motion Sensors Explainer. This explainer is an introduction to low-level and high-level motion sensors, their relationship, inner workings and common use-cases. Common cases of event filtering and sensor fusion are introduced with examples, showing how to apply that on sensors following the Generic…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1

May 9th, 2017

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1. This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for user interface design. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size layout…

HTML Media Capture is a Candidate Recommendation

May 5th, 2017

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of HTML Media Capture. The HTML Media Capture specification defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as a camera, or microphone, from within a file upload control.

First Public Working Draft: HTML Microdata

May 5th, 2017

The Web Platform Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of HTML Microdata. This specification defines the HTML microdata mechanism. This mechanism allows machine-readable data to be embedded in HTML documents with an unambiguous parsing model. It is compatible with JSON, and can be written in a style which is convertible to RDF.

Web Accessibility Tutorials Updated

May 3rd, 2017

Updated Web Accessibility Tutorials on Menus, Page Structure, Forms, Images, Tables, and Carousels were published by the Education and Outreach Working Group. Updates are listed in the changelog. These tutorials show you how to create web content that is accessible to people with disabilities and that improves the user experience for all users. They include…

Two Notes Published by the Digital Publishing Interest Group

May 3rd, 2017

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published two Group Notes: Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements: This document describes the various use cases highlighting the problems users and publishers face when these publications are to be used in a digital, Web environment. The requirements that come from those use cases provide the basis for the…

Call for Review: Recommendation to enable decentralised notifications on the Web

May 3rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published Linked Data Notifications (LDN). LDN provides a mechanism for passing notifications around between clients and servers. Notifications can contain any data, and are expressed in RDF. The contents may be used internally by the receiving system, or exposed to a user through a consuming client application. Any resource…

Angular 4.1.0 Now Available

April 26th, 2017

Angular version 4.1.0 – 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 4.x.x.   What’s new? Version 4.1 adds full support for TypeScript 2.2 and 2.3. Developers previously reported good experiences with TypeScript…

W3C Marks Second Anniversary of W3Cx with New Training Offerings for Web Developers

April 25th, 2017

Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, W3C is expanding its program offerings with an introductory level course in JavaScript development, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the…

Call for Review: XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0 Proposed Recommendation Published

April 18th, 2017

The XSLT Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0. This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 3.0, a language designed primarily for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. XSLT 3.0 is a revised version of the XSLT 2.0 Recommendation published on 23 January 2007. The primary…

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