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W3C Public Newsletter, 2012-12-03

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 17:39:20 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2012-12-03 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Appoints Peter Swire New Co-Chair for Do Not Track Standard

   27 November 2012 | Archive


   Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announces the
   appointment of Peter Swire as co-Chair of the Tracking
   Protection Working Group. The group is working to define the Do
   Not Track protocol, and to establish agreement about what
   compliance with the Do Not Track signal will mean in practice.
   A law professor at the Ohio State University and veteran of the
   Clinton and Obama administrations (in the US), Swire brings
   significant experience in consensus-building and broad
   expertise on privacy matters to the table. "W3C's Do Not Track
   process is designed to foster an Internet that users globally
   can trust," said Swire, "with consumer choice, transparency
   about privacy practices, and continued innovation that brings
   diverse content to all those who use the Internet." Read the
   full press release and participant quotes.


The Network Information API Draft Published

   29 November 2012 | Archive


   The Device APIs Working Group has published a Working Draft of
   "The Network Information API." The Network Information API
   provides an interface for web applications to access the
   underlying connection information of the device. Learn more
   about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


Registration Opens for W3Conf 2013, W3C's Developer Conference

   28 November 2012 | Archive


   [] W3C announces today W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web
   Professionals, W3C's second annual developer conference, in San
   Francisco on 21-22 February 2013. Presentations will focus on
   practical, cutting-edge standards that developers and designers
   can use across browsers today, and give a glimpse into what's
   coming. The conference will feature leading experts in the Web
   industry on HTML5, CSS, graphics, mobiles, accessibility,
   multimedia, APIs, and more. Space is limited, so register now.


Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration (Second
Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

   27 November 2012 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published a W3C
   Recommendation of "Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and
   XML Configuration (Second Edition)." This specification
   standardizes a packaging format and metadata for a class of
   software known commonly as packaged apps or widgets. Unlike
   traditional user interface widgets (e.g., buttons, input boxes,
   toolbars, etc.), widgets as specified in this document are
   full-fledged client-side applications that are authored using
   technologies such as HTML and then packaged for distribution.
   Examples range from simple clocks, stock tickers, news casters,
   games and weather forecasters, to complex applications that
   pull data from multiple sources to be "mashed-up" and presented
   to a user in some interesting and useful way. Learn more about
   the Rich Web Client Activity.


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