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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

HTML5 Definition Complete, W3C Moves to Interoperability Testing and

   17 December 2012 | Archive


   " " W3C published today the complete definition of the "HTML5"
   and "Canvas 2D" specifications. Though not yet W3C standards,
   these specifications are now feature complete, meaning
   businesses and developers have a stable target for
   implementation and planning. "As of today, businesses know what
   they can rely on for HTML5 in the coming years, and what their
   customers will demand," said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. HTML5 is the
   cornerstone of the Open Web Platform, a full programming
   environment for cross-platform applications with access to
   device capabilities; video and animations; graphics; style,
   typography, and other tools for digital publishing; extensive
   network capabilities; and more. Read the full press release and
   W3C Member testimonials .


   To reduce browser fragmentation and extend implementations to
   the full range of tools that consume and produce HTML, W3C now
   embarks on the stage of W3C standardization devoted to
   interoperability and testing. W3C is on schedule to finalize
   the HTML5 standard in 2014. In parallel, the W3C community will
   continue its work on next generation HTML features, including
   extensions to complement built-in HTML5 accessibility,
   responsive images, and adaptive streaming.


   The HTML Working Group also published first drafts of "HTML
   5.1," "HTML Canvas 2D Context, Level 2," and "main element,"
   providing an early view of the next round of standardization.
   Learn more About HTML.


High Resolution Time, and Navigation Timing are W3C Recommendations

   17 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Performance Working Group has published two W3C
   Recommendations today.

     * Navigation Timing. This specification defines an interface
       for web applications to access timing information related
       to navigation and elements.
     * 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.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT: Updated Draft Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG
   WG) today published an updated Working Draft of "Guidance on
   Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications
   Technologies (WCAG2ICT)." It is a draft of an informative
   (that is, not normative) W3C Working Group Note that will
   clarify how "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0"
   can be applied to non-Web ICT. Please see important information
   in the Call for Review e-mail. Comments are welcome through 15
   February 2013. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative


WOFF File Format 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The WebFonts Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation
   of "WOFF File Format 1.0." This document specifies the WOFF
   font packaging format. This format was designed to provide
   lightweight, easy-to-implement compression of font data,
   suitable for use with CSS @font-face rules. Any properly
   licensed TrueType/OpenType/Open Font Format file can be
   packaged in WOFF format for Web use. User agents decode the
   WOFF file to restore the font data such that it will display
   identically to the input font. Learn more about the Fonts


Role Attribute Proposed Recommendation Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) published a
   Proposed Recommendation of "Role Attribute," an XML attribute
   that allows authors to add semantic information to documents.
   Role Attribute supports WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet
   Applications technical specification for making dynamic,
   interactive web content accessible to people with disabilities.
   Comments are welcome through 1 February 2013. Read the Role
   Attribute Proposed Recommendation e-mail announcement for more
   information, and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Call for Review: Selectors API Level 1 Proposed Recommendation

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of "Selectors API Level 1." Selectors, which
   are widely used in CSS, are patterns that match against
   elements in a tree structure. The Selectors API specification
   defines methods for retrieving Element nodes from the DOM by
   matching against a group of selectors. It is often desirable to
   perform DOM operations on a specific set of elements in a
   document. These methods simplify the process of acquiring
   specific elements, especially compared with the more verbose
   techniques defined and used in the past. Comments are welcome
   through 25 January. Learn more about the Rich Web Client


Last Call: CSS Conditional Rules Module Level 3

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Last Call Working Draft of "CSS Conditional Rules Module Level
   3." This module contains the features of CSS for conditional
   processing of parts of style sheets, conditioned on
   capabilities of the processor or the document the style sheet
   is being applied to. It includes and extends the functionality
   of CSS level 2, which builds on CSS level 1. The main
   extensions compared to level 2 are allowing nesting of certain
   at-rules inside ‘@media’, and the addition of the ‘@supports’
   rule for conditional processing. Comments are welcome through
   10 January. Learn more about the Style Activity.


Content Security Policy 1.1 Draft Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Application Security Working Group has published the
   First Public Working Draft of "Content Security Policy 1.1."
   This document defines a policy language used to declare a set
   of content restrictions for a web resource, and a mechanism for
   transmitting the policy from a server to a client where the
   policy is enforced. Learn more about the Security Activity.


HTML+RDFa 1.1 Draft Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The RDFa Working Group and the HTML Working Group have
   published a Working Draft of "HTML+RDFa 1.1." This
   specification defines rules and guidelines for adapting the
   RDFa Core 1.1 and RDFa Lite 1.1 specifications for use in HTML5
   and XHTML5. The rules defined in this specification not only
   apply to HTML5 documents in non-XML and XML mode, but also to
   HTML4 and XHTML documents interpreted through the HTML5 parsing
   rules. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity, and the HTML


HTML Media Capture and Ambient Light Events Drafts Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Device APIs Working Group has published two documents

     * A Working Draft of HTML Media Capture.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.
     * A Last Call Working Draft of Ambient Light Events.This
       specification defines a means to receive events that
       correspond to a light sensor detecting the presence of a
       light. Comments are welcome through 26 January.

   Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


Web Audio API and Web MIDI API Drafts Published

   13 December 2012 | Archive


   The Audio Working Group has published two Working Drafts today:

     * Web Audio API. This specification describes a high-level
       JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio in web
       applications. The primary paradigm is of an audio routing
       graph, where a number of AudioNode objects are connected
       together to define the overall audio rendering. The actual
       processing will primarily take place in the underlying
       implementation (typically optimized Assembly / C / C++
       code), but direct JavaScript processing and synthesis is
       also supported.
     * Audio Working Group has published a 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.


W3C Report on Web and Automotive Workshop: Shift into High Gear on
the Web

   12 December 2012 | Archive


   [] W3C today published the report of the W3C Web and Automotive
   Workshop: Shift into High Gear on the Web, hosted by Intel on
   14-15 November 2012 in Rome, Italy, and sponsored by QNX and


   This workshop provided a way for the participants to focus on
   opportunities and challenges for exploiting Web technologies
   within the car, and what kinds of standards work may be needed
   to realize the potential. The Workshop participants reached a
   broad consensus that HTML5 is a compelling basis for
   automotive, and that it is now timely to launch standardization
   of user centric vehicle APIs in order to avoid the risk of
   fragmentation from competing approaches. Other aspects were
   identified, such as safety, network and devices integration,
   business and advertising.


   The Workshop prioritized work on use cases and requirements,
   security/policy mechanisms, a user centric vehicle API and a
   reference model. The next steps are likely to include further
   outreach with the aim of launching a standards activity; W3C
   staff will work with stakeholders to identify opportunities for
   launching work in support of standards for Web and Automotive.

Report: Current State and Roadmap of Standards for Web Applications
on Mobile

   12 December 2012 | Archive


   [] W3C has published a new edition of Standards for Web
   Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies
   developed in W3C that increase the power of Web applications,
   particularly in the mobile context.


   A deliverable of the webinos project, this eighth edition of
   the document highlights changes since August 2012, particularly
   the chartering of three new Working Groups on Near-Field
   Communications (NFC), System Applications (i.e. native apps
   built with Web technologies) and Pointer Events.


   Learn more about the Web and Mobile Devices.


OWL 2 (Second Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The OWL Working Group has published the Second Edition of the
   OWL 2 ontology language as a W3C Edited Recommendation. OWL 2,
   part of W3C's Semantic Web toolkit, allows people to capture
   knowledge about a particular application domain (e.g, energy or
   medicine) and then use tools to manage information, search
   through it, and learn more from it.


   The second edition corrects several minor errors in the
   specification and also clarifies the relationship between OWL 2
   and Datatypes defined in Part 2 of the XML Schema Definition
   Language (XSD) 1.1 (now a Recommendation). The standard
   consists of 13 documents, of which 4 are instructional.

   Learn more about the Semantic Web.


W3C Invites Implementations of PROV

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The Provenance Working Group has published four Candidate
   Recommendation Documents along with corresponding supporting
   notes. You can find a complete list at the "PROV Overview
   draft." These document provide a framework for interchanging
   provenance on the Web. PROV enables one to represent and
   interchange provenance information using widely available
   formats such as RDF and XML. In addition, it provides
   definitions for accessing provenance information, validating
   it, and mapping to Dublin Core.


   The release of these Candidate Recommendation documents is a
   signal to developers that the Working Group believes that each
   specification is ready for implementation. Although there are
   already a number of implementations around, the Provenance
   Working Group kindly asks for developers across the Web to
   implement the specification and provide implementation

   You can contact the group directly through the public comments
   mailing list. You are also encouraged to fill out one of
   group's surveys about your usage of PROV.


   Learn more about the Semantic Web.


Twelve RIF Specifications Published

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The Rule Interchange Format Working Group has published a set
   of twelve documents, advancing the Rule Interchange Format
   (RIF) to Proposed Edited Recommendation. The Working Group has
   made minor editorial improvements to its six
   Recommendations-track specification and its six Working Group
   Notes, including producing a new RIF Primer.


   The Specifications are:

    1. RIF Overview
    2. RIF Core Dialect
    3. RIF Basic Logic Dialect
    4. RIF Production
    5. RIF Framework for Logic Dialects
    6. RIF Datatypes and Built-Ins 1.0
    7. RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility
    8. OWL 2 RL in RIF
    9. RIF Combination with XML data
   10. RIF In RDF
   11. RIF Test Cases
   12. RIF Primer

   Learn more about the Semantic Web.


Pointer Events Draft Published

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The Pointer Events Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "Pointer Events." This document defines
   events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic
   pointer input from devices like a mouse, pen, or touchscreen.
   For compatibility with existing mouse-based content, this
   specification also describes a mapping to fire DOM Level 3
   Events Mouse Events for pointer device types other than mouse.
   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


W3C Invites Implementations of Server-Sent Events

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group invites implementation of
   the Candidate Recommendation 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.
   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Draft Published

   11 December 2012 | Archive


   The CSS Working Group published a Working Draft of "CSS Fonts
   Module Level 3." This CSS3 module describes how font
   properties are specified and how font resources are loaded
   dynamically. The contents of this specification are a
   consolidation of content previously divided into CSS3 Fonts and
   CSS3 Web Fonts modules. Learn more about the Style Activity.


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