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W3C Public Newsletter, 2014-05-26

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Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 20:52:29 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2014-05-26 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Upcoming Workshop on Web Cryptography Next Steps

   20 May 2014 | Archive


   Today the W3C announced a Workshop on Web Cryptography Next
   Steps, focused on authentication, hardware tokens, and next
   steps for cryptography on the Web. The workshop will be hosted
   by Microsoft on 10-11 September 2014, and will be sponsored by
   Google and Tyfone.


   Many projects and companies are now requiring high security Web
   applications with improved authentication, and the W3C is
   positioned to enable technologies ranging from multi-factor
   authentication to smartcard-based authentication available to
   Web Applications. For an example of new relevant work, the Web
   Cryptography API will soon expose standardized cryptographic
   functionality to Web Applications across all major browsers.
   Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

     * Multi-factor authentication and Web Applications
     * The use of smartcards and other hardware tokens (dongles,
       SIM cards) with the Web Cryptography API
     * Interactions of various identity systems with the Web
       Cryptography API and other APIs
     * National eID schemes and Web applications
     * Use-cases in high-value environments such as the financial
       industry and government
     * Improving authentication using the Web Cryptography API
     * Security analysis of APIs, including but not limited to the
       Web Cryptography API
     * Issues around safe and secure private key storage
     * Making APIs in this area developer-friendly

   W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is
   open to all, but all participants are required to submit a
   position paper or statement of interest by 18 July 2014.


Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

   22 May 2014 | Archive


   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published a W3C
   Recommendation of "Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0."
   As the Web is becoming ubiquitous, interactive, and multimodal,
   technology needs to deal increasingly with human factors,
   including emotions. The specification of Emotion Markup
   Language 1.0 aims to strike a balance between practical
   applicability and scientific well-foundedness. The language is
   conceived as a “plug-in” language suitable for use in three
   different areas: (1) manual annotation of data; (2) automatic
   recognition of emotion-related states from user behavior; and
   (3) generation of emotion-related system behavior. Learn more
   about the Multimodal Interaction Activity.


vCard Ontology for describing People and Organizations Note Published

   22 May 2014 | Archive


   The Semantic Web Interest Group has published a new version of
   the "Interest Group Note for the vCard Ontology." The document
   describes a mapping of the vCard specification (RFC6350) to
   RDF/OWL. The goal is to promote the use of vCard for the
   description of people and organizations utilizing semantic web
   techniques and allowing compatibility with traditional vCard
   implementations. Learn more about the Data Activity.


Last Call: CSS Font Loading Module Level 3

   22 May 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Last Call Working Draft of "CSS Font Loading Module Level 3."
   This CSS module describes events and interfaces used for
   dynamically loading font resources. CSS is a language for
   describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML
   and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Comments are
   welcome through 30 June 2014. Learn more about the Style


First Public Working Draft of Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1,
Last Call: CSS Masking Module Level 1

   22 May 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group and the SVG
   Working Group have published two documents today:

     * A First Public Working Draft of Geometry Interfaces Module
       Level 1. This specification describes several geometry
       interfaces for the representation of points, quads,
       rectangles and transformation matrices. The SVG interfaces
       are aliasing the interfaces in favor for common interfaces
       used by SVG, Canvas 2D Context and CSS Transforms.
     * A Last Call Working Draft of CSS Masking Module Level 1.
       CSS Masking provides two means for partially or fully
       hiding portions of visual elements: masking and clipping.
       Masking describes how to use another graphical element or
       image as a luminance or alpha mask. Clipping describes the
       visible region of visual elements. The region can be
       described by using certain SVG graphics elements or basic
       shapes. Anything outside of this region is not rendered.
       Comments are welcome through 19 June 2014.

   Learn more about the Style Activity and the Graphics Activity.


HTML Canvas 2D Context Returns to Last Call

   20 May 2014 | Archive


   The HTML Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft
   of "HTML Canvas 2D Context." This specification defines the 2D
   Context for the HTML canvas element. The 2D Context provides
   objects, methods, and properties to draw and manipulate
   graphics on a canvas drawing surface. This draft introduces a
   number of changes that improve accessibility of canvas
   graphics; it adds support for binding regions of the canvas to
   fallback content and the ability to visually indicate when a
   region is in focus. Comments are welcome through 20 June 2014.
   Learn more about the HTML Activity.


Two CSS Drafts published: Grid Layout Module Level 1, Generated
Content for Paged Media Module

   13 May 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   two Working Drafts today:

     * CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1. This CSS module defines a
       two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for
       user interface design. In the grid layout model, the
       children of a grid container can be positioned into
       arbitrary slots in a flexible or fixed predefined layout
     * CSS Generated Content for Paged Media Module. Books and
       other paged media often use special techniques to display
       information. Content may be moved to or generated for
       special areas of the page, such as running heads or
       footnotes. Generated content within pages, such as tab
       leaders or cross-references, helps readers navigate within
       and between pages.

   CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured
   documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in
   speech, etc. Learn more about the Style Activity.


Report of the 4th Web and TV Workshop now Available

   13 May 2014 | Archive


   Today W3C published the final report of the fourth Web and TV
   Workshop that was held 12-13 March 2013 in Munich, Germany.
   Around 130 participants from 22 countries represented 84
   organizations discussed hybrid TV, multi-screen and other web
   media topics such as testing, audio, accessibility, metadata
   and performance.


   The report summarizes the discussion of possible future steps
   as follows:

     * Synchronization of video and (meta) data, video & audio
     * Testing devices based on web technologies
     * Rendering and control of linear video using <video>
     * Miscellaneous gaps around delivery & rendering of IP video
     * Discovery and communication between two UAs or a UA and
       another device/service
     * Performance measurement (benchmarks) for web
     * Accessibility features
     * Pluggable CDM for EME

   Outcomes of the workshop and subsequent follow-up discussions
   include the creation of the TV Control API Community Group and
   work towards transitioning the Second Screen Presentation
   Community Group to a Working Group to establish a new W3C
   standard. There is also new activity around testing,
   accessibility and performance requirements for the TV industry.


   W3C is very grateful to IRT for hosting and helping with this
   event, and NBCUniversal for additional sponsorship. This work
   is also supported by the EU FP7 project MediaScape.


   Those interested in following this work are invited to join the
   Web and TV Interest Group or follow discussions on its public
   mailing list.


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


     * 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.
     * 2014-09-10 (10 SEP) – 2014-09-11 (11 SEP)
       Workshop on Web Cryptography Next Steps
       Mountain View, USA
       Hosted by Microsoft, sponsored by Google and Tyfone
       The Workshop will focus on authentication, hardware tokens,
       and next steps for cryptography on the Web.

W3C Blog

     * Last week: Mozilla implements EME, Draft charter of Web
       Payments Interest Group, W3C Advisory Board election, etc.
       19 May 2014 by Coralie Mercier

Upcoming Talks

     * 2014-05-29 (29 MAY)
       The Future of Standards for Digital Publishing
       Digital Book 2014
       New York, USA
     * 2014-06-07 (7 JUN)
       Live XML Data
       by Steven Pemberton
       XML London
       London, United Kingdom

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     * Weemo, Inc.

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