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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Community Convenes in France for TPAC 2012

   29 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9619

   [] This week, the W3C community meets in Lyon, France for TPAC
   2012 W3C's annual face-to-face Membership meeting. Participants
   will coordinate technical directions for the Open Web Platform,
   explore its impact across industries and devices, and discuss
   organizational strategy. More than 450 people will participate
   in Working Group meetings, an Advisory Committee meeting, and a
   Plenary Day for breakout discussions on a a variety of topics.
   Although participation in TPAC is limited to those already in
   W3C groups, the TPAC proceedings are public and will be made
   available shortly after the meeting. Follow the meeting on
   social networking sites with tag #tpac. W3C also welcomes local
   developers today to a Meetup at the Lyon City Hall.

   http://www.w3.org/2012/10/TPAC/
   http://www.w3.org/2012/10/TPAC/
   http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2012
   http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2012/SessionIdeas
   http://www.w3.org/2012/10/TPAC/meetup-Lyon

Last Call: Publishing and Linking on the Web

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9618

   The Technical Architecture Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Publishing and Linking on the Web."
   Publishing a page on the Web is fundamentally different from
   printing and distributing a page in a magazine or book. This
   document is intended to inform future social and legal
   discussions of the Web by clarifying the ways in which the
   Web's technical facilities operate to store, publish and
   retrieve information, and by providing definitions for
   terminology as used within the Web's technical community. This
   document also describes the technical and operational impact
   that does or could result from legal constraints on publishing,
   linking and transformation on the Web. Comments are welcome
   through 13 December. Learn more about the Technical
   Architecture Group.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-publishing-linking-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/

File API Draft Published

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9617

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "File API." Web applications should have the ability
   to manipulate as wide as possible a range of user input,
   including files that a user may wish to upload to a remote
   server or manipulate inside a rich web application. This
   specification defines the basic representations for files,
   lists of files, errors raised by access to files, and
   programmatic ways to read files. Additionally, this
   specification also defines an interface that represents "raw
   data" which can be asynchronously processed on the main thread
   of conforming user agents. The interfaces and API defined in
   this specification can be used with other interfaces and APIs
   exposed to the Open Web Platform. Learn more about the Rich Web
   Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-FileAPI-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Filter Effects 1.0 Draft Published

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9616

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   the First Public Working Draft of "Filter Effects 1.0." Filter
   effects are a way of processing an element's rendering before
   it is displayed in the document. Typically, rendering an
   element via CSS or SVG can conceptually described as if the
   element, including its children, are drawn into a buffer (such
   as a raster image) and then that buffer is composited into the
   elements parent. Filters apply an effect before the compositing
   stage. Examples of such effects are blurring, changing color
   intensity and warping the image. Learn more about the Style
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-filter-effects-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Nine HTML5 Drafts Updated

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9615

   The HTML Working Group has published nine updated working
   drafts:

   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
     * The HTML5 specification
     * HTML5: Edition for Web Authors
     * HTML5 differences from HTML4
     * HTML Microdata
     * HTML Canvas 2D Context
     * HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
     * Polyglot Markup: HTML-Compatible XHTML Documents
     * HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide
     * HTML: The Markup Language

   There is a "list of the changes made to the HTML5
   specification" since publication of the previous HTML Working
   Draft (March 2012). The changes are essentially fine-tuning
   refinements rather than major new additions, in keeping with
   the progress of the specification toward greater stability, and
   transitioning toward an upcoming Candidate Recommendation
   draft.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-html5-diff-20121025/#changes-2012-
   03-29

   Learn more about HTML.

   http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/htmlcss

Linked Data Platform 1.0 Draft Published

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9614

   The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published the
   First Public Working Draft of "Linked Data Platform 1.0." A
   set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write
   Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources
   that describe their state using RDF. Learn more about the
   Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-ldp-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Last Call: Best Practices for Fragment Identifiers and Media Type
Definitions

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9613

   The Technical Architecture Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Best Practices for Fragment Identifiers and
   Media Type Definitions." Fragment identifiers (fragids) within
   URIs are specified as being interpreted based on the media type
   of a representation. Media type definitions therefore have to
   provide details about how fragids are interpreted for that
   media type. This document recommends best practices for the
   authors of media type definitions, for the authors of
   structured syntax suffix registrations (such as +xml), for the
   authors of specifications that define fragid structures, and
   for authors that publish documents that are intended to be used
   with fragids or who refer to fragments within documents using
   URIs with fragids. Comments are welcome through 13 December.
   Learn more about the Technical Architecture Group.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-fragid-best-practices-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/

Web MIDI API Draft Published

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9612

   The Audio Working Group has published the First Public Working
   Draft of "Web MIDI API." This specification defines an API
   supporting the MIDI protocol, enabling web applications to
   enumerate and select MIDI input and output devices on the
   client system and send and receive MIDI messages. It is
   intended to enable non-music MIDI applications as well as music
   ones, by providing low-level access to the MIDI devices
   available on the users' systems. At the same time, the Web MIDI
   API is not intended to become a semantic controller platform;
   it is designed to expose the mechanics of MIDI input and output
   interfaces, and the practical aspects of sending and receiving
   MIDI messages, without identifying what those actions might
   mean semantically. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webmidi-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces is a W3C Recommendation

   25 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9611

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group a W3C Recommendation
   of "Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces." This document
   describes a loosely coupled architecture for multimodal user
   interfaces, which allows for co-resident and distributed
   implementations, and focuses on the role of markup and
   scripting, and the use of well defined interfaces between its
   constituents. Learn more about the Multimodal Interaction
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/REC-mmi-arch-20121025/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/Activity

W3C Workshop: Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform

   24 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9610

   W3C announced today a Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open
   Web Platform, 11-12 February 2013, in New York (USA). The event
   is hosted by O'Reilly and collocated with the O'Reilly Tools of
   Change for Publishing Conference (TOC 2013).Today’s eBook
   market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong. eBooks compete
   with printed versions, and there is a wide choice of hardware
   and software available for eBook readers. Nevertheless,
   publishers face major business and technical challenges in this
   market, some of which could be reduced or removed by
   standardization. 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 eBook industry. W3C membership is not required
   to participate. All participants are required to submit a
   statement of interest by 10 December 2012.

   http://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/
   http://www.toccon.com/toc2013

Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 2.0 Draft Published

   23 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9609

   The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 2.0."
   This document defines data categories and their implementation
   as a set of elements and attributes called the
   Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0. ITS 2.0 is designed to
   foster the creation of multilingual Web content, focusing on
   HTML5, XML based formats in general, and to leverage
   localization workflows based on the XML Localization
   Interchange File Format (XLIFF), and language technology
   applications like machine translation or named entity
   annotation. In addition to HTML5 and XML, algorithms to convert
   ITS attributes to NIF is provided. Learn more about the
   Internationalization Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-its20-20121023/
   http://www.w3.org/International/

Call for Review: High Resolution Time Proposed Recommendation
Published

   23 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9608

   The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of "High Resolution Time." This specification
   defines a JavaScript interface that provides the current time
   in sub-millisecond resolution and such that it is not subject
   to system clock skew or adjustments. Comments are welcome
   through 20 November. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/webperf/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-hr-time-20121023/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: Server-Sent Events

   23 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9607

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Server-Sent Events." This specification
   defines an API for opening an HTTP connection for receiving
   push notifications from a server in the form of DOM events. The
   API is designed such that it can be extended to work with other
   push notification schemes such as Push SMS. Comments are
   welcome through 13 November. Learn more about the Rich Web
   Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-eventsource-20121023/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: An organization ontology

   23 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9606

   The Government Linked Data Working Group has published a Last
   Call Working Draft of "An organization ontology." This
   document describes a core ontology for organizational
   structures, aimed at supporting linked data publishing of
   organizational information across a number of domains. It is
   designed to allow domain-specific extensions to add
   classification of organizations and roles, as well as
   extensions to support neighbouring information such as
   organizational activities. Comments are welcome through 25
   November. Learn more about the eGovernment Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-vocab-org-20121023/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/

   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
       Hosted by 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?
     * 2013-02-11 (11 FEB) – 2013-02-12 (12 FEB)
       Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform
       http://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/
       New York (USA)
       Hosted by O'Reilly Media
       Today’s eBook market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong.
       eBooks compete with printed versions, and there is a wide
       choice of hardware and software available for eBook
       readers. Nevertheless, publishers face major business and
       technical challenges in this market, some of which could be
       reduced or removed by standardization.
     * 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

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives
       http://www.w3.org/QA/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2012-11-08 (8 NOV)
       La plate-forme Web
       by Bert Bos
       W3C Day 2012
       http://www.w3c.org.ma/W3Cday/2012/
       Rabat, Morocco
     * 2012-11-08 (8 NOV)
       How recent approaches to metadata is improving the web
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20121108/
       by Olle Olsson
       J.Boye12 - Web & Intranet Conference
       http://aarhus12.jboye.com/
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2012-11-08 (8 NOV)
       Open Data et Linked Open Data
       by Bert Bos
       W3C Day 2012
       http://www.w3c.org.ma/W3Cday/2012/
       Rabat, Morocco
     * 2012-11-17 (17 NOV)
       End-to-end W3C API support
       by Alexandre Morgaut
       JS.everywhere(2012) Europe
       http://jseverywhere.eu
       Paris, France
     * 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
     * 2012-11-20 (20 NOV)
       Web Accessibilty Demystified
       http://zohararad.github.com/presentations/accessibility-dem
       ystified/presentation/#/step-1
       by Zohar Arad
       HTML5FEST 2012 - The Israeli Web Community conference
       http://www.w3c.org.il/HTML5fest/2012/
       Ramat Gan, Israel
     * 2012-11-24 (24 NOV)
       HTML5 and CSS
       by Bert Bos
       Web Standards Days
       http://webstandardsdays.ru/
       Moscow, Russia

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