W3C News

First Public Working Draft: Pointer Lock 2.0

November 22nd, 2016

The Web Platform Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Pointer Lock 2.0. This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to raw mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and removing the cursor from view. This is an essential input mode for certain…

W3C Invites Implementations of Page Visibility Level 2

November 22nd, 2016

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. The Page Visibility API defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a top level browsing context, and to be notified if the visibility state changes. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state…

Media Source Extensions™ is a W3C Recommendation

November 17th, 2016

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation for Media Source Extensions™. This specification fulfills a vital part of putting video on the Web by extending the HTML5 video capabilities and facilitating a variety of use cases like adaptive streaming, time shifting and video editing, as well as 360° video players. Flexible…

W3C invites implementations of ActivityPub

November 17th, 2016

The W3C Social Web Working Group is calling for implementations of ActivityPub, which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server…

W3C Workshop Report: Web & Virtual Reality

November 17th, 2016

W3C published today the report of the W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality held on Octocober 19-20 2016 in San Jose, California, USA. During the workshop, 120 participants representing browser vendors, headset and hardware manufacturers, VR content providers, designers and distributors analyzed the opportunities provided by making the Web a full-fledged platform for VR…

React v15.4.0

November 16th, 2016

Today we are releasing React 15.4.0. We didn’t announce the previous minor releases on the blog because most of the changes were bug fixes. However, 15.4.0 is a special release, and we would like to highlight a few notable changes in it. Separating React and React DOM # More than a year ago, we started…

Angular 2.2.0 Now Available

November 14th, 2016

Angular version 2.2.0 – 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 be a drop-in replacement for 2.1.x.   What’s new? You can now AOT compile your Angular 2 Components and Modules when using @angular/upgrade. Check out…

Geolocation API Specification 2nd Edition is a W3C Edited Recommendation

November 8th, 2016

The Geolocation Working Group has published a W3C Edited Recommendation of Geolocation API Specification 2nd Edition. This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to geographical location information associated with the hosting device. The Edited Recommendation incorporates changes made against the 2013 Recommendation that resolve all the errata.

Call for Review: Content Security Policy Level 2 Proposed Recommendation Published

November 8th, 2016

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Content Security Policy Level 2. This document defines a policy language used to declare a set of content restrictions for a web resource, and a mechanism for transmitting the policy from a server to a client where the policy is enforced. Comments are…

W3Cx opens CSS Introduction course

November 7th, 2016

Today, W3C announced the start of its new W3Cx MOOC: CSS Introduction, designed in cooperation with the Microsoft Corporation. This 5-week long course will teach how to style your Web sites like a pro, with fonts, colors, layout, etc. If you start now, you will be just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of…

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