W3C News

HTML Media Capture is now a W3C Recommendation

February 1st, 2018

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the HTML Media Capture specification.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.

Indexed Database API 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

January 30th, 2018

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Indexed Database API 2.0 specification.The Indexed Database API 2.0 specification defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An application…

W3C Invites Implementations of WCAG 2.1

January 30th, 2018

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites implementations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Candidate Recommendation. WCAG 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech…

W3C Invites Implementations of Selectors Level 3

January 30th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of the Selectors Level 3 Candidate Recommendation. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and are designed…

Upcoming Workshop: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies

January 26th, 2018

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Privacy and Linked Data, April 17-18 2018, in Vienna, Austria. The event is hosted by WU Vienna.The primary goal of the workshop is to explore interoperability in privacy and compliance expressions using Linked Data. But based on transportable linked data, many privacy concepts can be created.Expected topics of…

ActivityPub is now a W3C Recommendation

January 23rd, 2018

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityPub as a W3C Recommendation.ActivityPub 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 API for delivering notifications and content.ActivityPub is already implemented…

WebSub is now a W3C Recommendation

January 23rd, 2018

The Social Web Working Group has published WebSub as a W3C Recommendation.WebSub provides a common mechanism for communication between publishers of any kind of Web content and their subscribers, based on HTTP web hooks. Subscription requests are relayed through hubs, which validate and verify the request. Hubs then distribute new and updated content to subscribers…

jQuery 3.3.1 – fixed dependencies in release tag

January 22nd, 2018

We encountered an issue in the release for jQuery 3.3.0, so we’ve immediately released another tag. The code itself is identical, but our release dependencies (only used during release) were added to the dependencies of the jQuery package itself due to the new behavior of npm in version 5+. jQuery 3.3.1 is now recommended if…

Call for Review: WOFF File Format 2.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

January 11th, 2018

The WebFonts Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WOFF File Format 2.0. Based on experience with WOFF 1.0, which is widely deployed, this specification was developed to provide improved compression and thus lower use of network bandwidth, while still allowing fast decompression even on mobile devices. This is achieved by combining a content-aware…

Meltdown and Spectre – Impact On Node.js

January 8th, 2018

Project zero has recently announced some new attacks that have received a lot of attention: risk from these attacks to systems running Node.js resides in the systems in which your Node.js applications run, as opposed to the Node.js runtime itself. The trust model for Node.js assumes you are running trusted code and does not provide…

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