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W3C Public Newsletter, 2014-04-28

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:59:59 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2014-04-28 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Last Call: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)

   24 April 2014 | Archive


   Today W3C took a modest but fundamental step in strengthening
   online privacy protections with the publication of a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)." The
   specification plays a key role in addressing user demand for
   improved control of online privacy. It enables individuals to
   express their privacy preferences in a simple, stable,
   scalable, and flexible browser setting. The Tracking Protection
   Working Group seeks feedback on the TPE specification through
   18 June.


   Although Tracking Protection Expression is the foundation
   specification for users to express privacy preferences online,
   it is not a complete privacy solution. The group will now
   continue work on its second specification, Tracking Compliance
   and Scope, which help websites define and describe their
   responses to the DNT signal. The Tracking Protection Working
   Group includes browser vendors, content providers, advertisers,
   search engines, and international experts in policy, privacy,
   and consumer protection.

   Learn more about W3C’s Privacy Activity.


7 First Public Working Drafts of XQuery and XPath 3.1

   24 April 2014 | Archive


   Today the XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group
   have published seven First Public Working Drafts, four of which
   are jointly developed and three are from the XQuery Working


   The joint documents are:

     * XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1. XPath is a powerful
       expression language that allows the processing of values
       conforming to the data model defined in the XQuery and
       XPath Data Model. The main features of XPath 3.1 are maps
       and arrays.
     * XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1. This
       specification defines a library of functions available for
       use in XPath, XQuery, XSLT and other languages.
     * XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1. This specification defines
       the data model on which all operations of XPath 3.1, XQuery
       3.1, and XSLT 3.1 operate.
     * XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.1. This document defines
       serialization of an instance of the XQuery and XPath data
       model into a sequence of octets, such as into XML, text,
       HTML, JSON.

   The three XML Query Working Group documents are:

     * XQuery 3.1 Requirements and Use Cases, which describes the
       reasons for producing XQuery 3.1, and gives examples.
     * XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language. XQuery is a versatile
       query and application development language, capable of
       processing the information content of diverse data sources
       including structured and semi-structured documents,
       relational databases and tree-bases databases. The XQuery
       language is designed to support powerful optimizations and
       pre-compilation leading to very efficient searches over
       large amounts of data, including over so-called XML-native
       databases that read and write XML but have an efficient
       internal storage. The 3.1 version adds support for features
       such as arrays and maps primarily to facilitate processing
       of JSON and other structures.
     * XQueryX 3.1, which defines an XML syntax for XQuery 3.1.

   Learn more about the XML Activity.


Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Primer Draft Published

   24 April 2014 | Archive


   The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Primer,"
   which provides technical background for the Efficient XML
   Interchange (EXI) format. It is oriented towards quickly
   understanding how the EXI format can be used in practice and
   how options can be set to achieve specific needs. Learn more
   about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


Web Payments Workshop Participants Urge W3C to Form Steering

   23 April 2014 | Archive


   Today W3C published its report from the March Workshop on Web
   and Payments. More than 100 people from the banking industry,
   payment service providers, virtual currencies providers,
   financial institutions, mobile industry, browser vendors,
   payment regulators, and payment standardization bodies met to
   discuss Web payment use cases, business requirements, and
   standardization priorities.


   During their two-day agenda they addressed questions such as
   how can both legacy business models and new business models
   involving payment be better enabled on the Web? What are the
   main obstacles to seamless payments on the Web? on Mobile
   devices? What can we do to facilitate global transactions while
   still respecting local laws, regulation and both existing and
   new business models?


   Participants recorded key outputs from the meeting, including a
   recommendation that W3C establish a “steering group” (a W3C
   Interest Group) to formulate a strategy and roadmap of Web
   Payments, including existing work at W3C and potential new
   work. W3C invites expressions of interest in the development of
   this steering group. For more information, contact Stéphane


Requirements for IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0
First Public Working Draft Published

   22 April 2014 | Archive


   The Independent User Interface (Indie UI) Working Group today
   published the First Public Working Draft of "Requirements for
   IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0." The
   document introduces use cases related to the IndieUI
   specifications and the technical requirements for meeting the
   use cases. IndieUI: Events defines a way for different user
   interactions to be translated into simple events and
   communicated to web applications. With IndieUI, web application
   developers will have a uniform way to design applications that
   work for multiple devices and contexts. It is introduced in the
   IndieUI Overview. One focus of IndieUI is enabling better user
   interaction in the mobile environment. This Requirements
   document provides an opportunity for early review of user needs
   to be addressed by the IndieUI specifications. Learn more about
   the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


   More news: http://www.w3.org/blog/news/


     * 2014-05-07 ( 7 MAY) – 2014-05-08 ( 8 MAY)
       Seventh MultilingualWeb Workshop: New Horizons for the
       Multilingual Web
       Madrid, Spain
       Hosted by UPM
       As with previous MultilingualWeb events, this workshop will
       bring together speakers and participants with an interest
       in best practices and standards aimed at helping content
       creators, localizers, tools developers, and others meet the
       challenges of the multilingual Web. This workshop will
       emphasize new technology developments that may lead to new
       opportunities for the Multilingual Web. A unique
       proposition of the workshop is that it brings together
       speakers and provides opportunities for networking across a
       wide range of communities to produce a holistic view of the
       problems faced in developing and deploying multilingual
       content and applications on the Web.
     * 2014-06-25 (25 JUN) – 2014-06-26 (26 JUN)
       Workshop on the Web of Things
       Berlin, Germany
       Hosted by Siemens
       Participants in this workshop will examine the potential
       for open standards as a basis for services, either between
       devices, at the network edge, e.g. in home hubs, or in the
       cloud. They will discuss the use of web protocols and
       scripting languages for implementing services, the need for
       APIs for implementing drivers for specific IoT
       technologies, a shared approach to describing services as a
       basis for interoperability, and the underlying use of
       HTTP/COAP, Web Sockets, and EXI/JSON for RESTful services.

W3C Blog

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives

Upcoming Talks

     * 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)
       Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No
       Experience Needed)
       by Shawn Henry
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)
       Wake up and Share the Coffee: Hot Topics in Web
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)
       Personas, buy-in sessions, and tips to bring accessibility
       to life
       by Shawn Henry
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2014-05-14 (14 MAY)
       Open Data: Make the Most of Public Assets
       by Martín Álvarez
       WSIS Forum 2013
       Geneva, Switzerland

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