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W3C Public Newsletter, 2012-10-08

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2012-10-08 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20121008

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Announcing Web Platform Docs

   08 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9589

   [] W3C, in collaboration with Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP,
   Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera, and others, announced today
   the alpha release of Web Platform Docs (docs.webplatform.org).
   This is a new community-driven site that aims to become a
   comprehensive and authoritative source for web developer
   documentation. With Web Platform Docs, web professionals will
   save time and resources by consulting with confidence a single
   site for current, cross-browser and cross-device coding best
   practices.

   http://webplatform.org/docs
   http://webplatform.org/stewards/
   http://docs.webplatform.org/

   "People in the web community — including browser makers,
   authoring tool makers, and leading edge developers and
   designers — have tremendous experience and practical knowledge
   about the web," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. "Web
   Platform Docs is an ambitious project where all of us who are
   passionate about the web can share knowledge and help one
   another."

   Watch the welcome video, read the press release and W3C Member
   testimonials, blog post from Doug Schepers, and get started on
   Web Platform Docs.

   http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ug6XAw6hzaw
   http://www.w3.org/2012/10/webplatform.html.en
   http://www.w3.org/2012/10/webplatform-testimonials
   http://blog.webplatform.org/2012/10/one-small-step/
   http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 Drafts Published

   04 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9588

   The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG)
   today published updated Working Drafts of "User Agent
   Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0" and "Implementing UAAG
   2.0." UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other
   "user agents" should support accessibility for people with
   disabilities and work with assistive technologies. UAAG 2.0 is
   updated to better address mobile devices and input by speech,
   touch, and gesture. See the call for review e-mail for a
   summary of changes. Comments are welcome through 9 November
   2012. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-UAAG20-20121004/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-IMPLEMENTING-UAAG20-20121004/
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2012OctDec/0003
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Web Audio Processing: Use Cases and Requirements Draft Published

   04 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9587

   The Audio Working Group has published the First Public Working
   Draft of "Web Audio Processing: Use Cases and Requirements."
   This document introduces a series of scenarios and a list of
   requirements guiding the work of the W3C Audio Working Group in
   its development of a web API for processing and synthesis of
   audio on the web. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webaudio-usecases-20121004/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Web Intents Addendum - Local Services Draft Published

   04 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9586

   The Device APIs Working Group and Web Applications (WebApps)
   Working Group have jointly published a Working Draft of "Web
   Intents Addendum - Local Services." This specification is an
   addendum to Web Intents, that defines how Web Intents enabled
   User Agents can discover and communicate with local Web Intents
   Services. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications
   Activity, and the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webintents-local-services-20121004
   /
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/Activity

Network Service Discovery Draft Published

   04 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9585

   The Device APIs Working Group has published a Working Draft of
   "Network Service Discovery." This specification defines a
   mechanism for an HTML document to discover and subsequently
   communicate with HTTP-based services advertised via common
   discovery protocols within the current network. Learn more
   about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-discovery-api-20121004/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

W3C Workshop: Making the Multilingual Web work

   02 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9584

   W3C announced today the sixth MultilingualWeb workshop in a
   series of events exploring the mechanisms and processes needed
   to ensure that the World Wide Web lives up to its potential
   around the world and across barriers of language and culture.
   To be held 12–13 March 2013 in Rome, this workshop is made
   possible by the generous support of the Food and Agriculture
   Organisation of the United Nations. Anyone may attend at no
   charge and the W3C welcomes participation by both speakers and
   non-speaking attendees. Early registration is encouraged due to
   limited space.

   http://www.multilingualweb.eu/en/documents/rome-workshop/rome-c
   fp
   http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents
   http://www.fao.org/
   http://www.multilingualweb.eu/register

   Building on the success of five highly regarded previous
   workshops in Madrid, Pisa, Limerick, Luxembourg, and Dublin,
   this workshop will emphasize the application of theory and
   technology to meet practical needs. The workshop brings
   together participants interested in the best practices and
   standards needed to help content creators, localizers, language
   tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the
   multilingual Web. It provides further opportunities for
   networking across communities that span the various aspects
   involved. We are particularly interested in speakers who can
   demonstrate novel solutions for reaching out to a global,
   multilingual audience. Registration is available online.

   http://www.multilingualweb.eu/register

Two Drafts Published by the Tracking Protection Working Group

   02 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9583

   The Tracking Protection Working Group has published two Working
   Drafts today.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/
     * Tracking Preference Expression (DNT).This specification
       defines the technical mechanisms for expressing a tracking
       preference via the DNT request header field in HTTP, via an
       HTML DOM property readable by embedded scripts, and via
       properties accessible to various user agent plug-in or
       extension APIs. It also defines mechanisms for sites to
       signal whether and how they honor this preference, both in
       the form of a machine-readable tracking status resource at
       a well-known location and via a Tk response header field,
       and a mechanism for allowing the user to approve
       site-specific exceptions to DNT as desired.
     * Tracking Compliance and Scope. This specification defines
       the meaning of a Do Not Track (DNT) preference and sets out
       practices for websites to comply with this preference.

   Learn more about the Privacy Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Privacy/

Web API Design Cookbook Note Published

   02 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9582

   The Device APIs Working Group has published a Group Note of
   "Web API Design Cookbook." This document captures common
   practices in designing APIs that fit well into the Web platform
   as a whole, using WebIDL. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web
   Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-api-design-20121002/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

W3C launches System Applications Working Group

   02 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9580

   W3C announced today the launch of the System Applications
   Working Group, whose mission is to define a runtime
   environment, security model, and associated APIs for building
   Web applications with comparable capabilities to native
   applications. See the System Applications Working Group Charter
   for more information, and read more about the Ubiquitous Web
   Domain.

   http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/
   http://www.w3.org/2012/09/sysapps-wg-charter
   http://www.w3.org/UbiWeb/

   More news: http://www.w3.org/News/archive

Workshops

     * 2012-11-08 ( 8 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on Web Performance
       http://www.w3.org/2012/11/performance-workshop/
       Mountain View, California
       Google
       There is a an industry-wide momentum towards adopting HTML5
       and its series of companion specifications to deploy
       applications based on the Open Web Platform. Some of those
       applications are facing however challenges with regards to
       their performances. While Web browsers are improving their
       implementations on an ongoing basis, not all of those
       performance issues are due to the speed of the
       implementations. Participants will look at a broad range of
       performance issues and how to address them.
     * 2012-11-14 (14 NOV) – 2012-11-15 (15 NOV)
       Shift into High Gear on the Web: W3C Workshop on Web and
       Automotive
       http://www.w3.org/2012/08/web-and-automotive/
       Rome, Italy
       Hosted by Intel and Sponsored by Webinos
       W3C’s Open Web Platform (OWP) is driving this and other
       industry transformations. The promise of the early
       information superhighway is being fulfilled. Whether
       tethering a driver’s smartphone or tablet to work with a
       car--or embedding technology into the car itself--there’s
       no need to reinvent the wheel. The Web can take you there.
       Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to
       share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to
       ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the
       needs of the Web and Automotive industries.
     * 2012-11-26 (26 NOV) – 2012-11-27 (27 NOV)
       Do Not Track and Beyond
       http://www.w3.org/2012/dnt-ws/
       Berkeley, California
       Hosted by UC Berkeley and TRUST Science and Technology
       Center
       This workshop serves as a forum for the W3C membership and
       the public to discuss the Consortium's next steps in the
       area of tracking protection and Web privacy. What have we
       learned from Do Not Track standardization and real-world
       implementations? Furthermore, undoubtedly support for
       privacy on the Web platform cannot end with Do Not Track:
       what should we look at next and beyond DNT?
     * 2013-03-12 (12 MAR) – 2013-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Making the Multilingual Web Work
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/en/documents/rome-workshop/ro
       me-cfp
       Rome, Italy
       Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
       United Nations (FAO).
       The MultilingualWeb community develops and promotes best
       practices and standards related to all aspects of creating,
       localizing, and deploying the Web across boundaries of
       language. It aims to raise the visibility of existing best
       practices and standards for dealing with language on the
       Internet and on identifying and resolving gaps that keep
       the Internet from living up to its global potential.

W3C Blog

     * DNT is Good For the Whole Web
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/dnt_is_good_for_the_whole_web
       2 October 2012 by Thomas Roessler
       http://log.does-not-exist.info/
     * Test The Web Forward
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/test_the_web_forward
       1 October 2012 by Robin Berjon
       http://berjon.com/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2012-10-09 (9 OCT)
       Les technologies Web de demain au service du multi-device
       by Philipp Hoschka
       Interfaces 2012
       http://www.ccmbenchmark.com/conference/671-interfaces-2012
       Paris, France
     * 2012-10-09 (9 OCT)
       W3C Prov Ontology
       http://www.w3.org/2012/Talks/1009-MIT-IH/
       by Ivan Herman
       Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup
       Cambridge, MA, USA
     * 2012-10-17 (17 OCT)
       Introduction to Internationalization and Unicode
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/LW2012-seattle
       by Addison Phillips
       Localization World
       https://www.localizationworld.com/
       Seattle, USA
     * 2012-10-19 (19 OCT)
       More CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about
       CSS
       by Lea Verou
       Web Directions South
       http://south12.webdirections.org/
       Sydney, Australia
     * 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
       Internationalization: An Introduction
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/iuc36
       by Addison Phillips
       36th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
       http://unicodeconference.org
       Santa Clara, CA, USA
     * 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
       Internationalizing the Kindle Paperwhite
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/iuc36
       by Addison Phillips
       36th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
       http://unicodeconference.org
       Santa Clara, CA, USA
     * 2012-11-20 (20 NOV)
       Why HTML5?
       http://www.w3.org/2012/Talks/1120-owp-plh/
       by Philippe Le Hégaret
       HTML5FEST 2012
       http://www.w3c.org.il/HTML5fest/2012/
       Kfar maccabiah, Ramat Gan, Israel

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