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October 2014 edition of Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: current state and roadmap

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:01:46 +0100
Message-ID: <992f6eacf7c2552ae04dc9d0a746193c.squirrel@webmail-mit.w3.org>
To: public-web-mobile@w3.org

I've just released the latest version of the quarterly overview of W3C
technologies that increase the capabilities of Web apps with special
relevance on mobile:

As always, it highlights the changes in the platform over the past 3
months (see below); a new addition in this edition is a section on
payment, tracking the work recently started through the W3C workshop in




Changes identified since July 2014:
 Emerging work

          + the [28]Second Screen Presentation Working Group has
            been chartered to work on an API to request display of content
on an external screen, with an [29]editor
            draft available, based on the work previously done in
            the eponymous Community Group;

          + a [30]draft API from the Web Bluetooth Community Group
            has been made available;

          + the Device APIs Working Group has started work on a
            [31]generic pattern for sensors APIs which aims at
            unifying and simplifying the creation and usage of
            APIs for sensors;

          + work on an [32]API to manage permissions across other
            APIs has started, to be potentially added to the
            [33]Web App Security Working Group;

     [32] https://w3c.github.io/permissions/
     [33] http://www.w3.org/2011/webappsec/

   Published as First Public Working Draft

          + [34]Resource Hints, a set of markup-based hints for
            increased network performance, was published as a
            First PUblic Working Draft by the Web Performance
            Working Group;

     [34] http://www.w3.org/TR/resource-hints/

   Returned to Last Call

          + the [35]Battery Status API returned to Last Call after
            normative changes made based on implementation

          + likewise, [36]Pointer Events returned to Last Call
            Working Draft following implementors feedback;

          + a new Last Call Working Draft of [37]CSS Flexible Box
            Layout Module Level 1 was announced;

     [37] http://www.w3.org/TR/css-flexbox-1/

   Reached Candidate Recommendation

          + the [38]Canvas API specification was re-published as a
            Candidate Recommendation after its latest round of
            Last Call review;

          + likewise, the [39]vibration API and [40]HTML Media
            Capture specifications were re-published as a
            Candidate Recommendation;

          + [41]CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 was
            published as a Candidate Recommendation

     [41] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/

   Reached Recommendation

          + after 10 years of effort, [42]HTML5, the cornerstone
            of the Open Web Platform, was published as a W3C

     [42] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/

   Specification merged, split or abandoned

          + The [43]Resource Priorities specification from the Web
            Performance Working Group was abandoned in favor of
            the [44]Resource Hints one;

     [43] http://www.w3.org/TR/resource-priorities/
     [44] http://www.w3.org/TR/resource-hints/

   Newly tracked

          + This document now separately tracks the touch-action
            property defined in [45]Pointer Events, as this
            property is gaining more traction than the overall

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