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W3C Public Newsletter, 2014-06-30

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:07:11 -0400
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The 2014-06-30 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Announces Program, Opens Registration for 20th Anniversary

   18 June 2014 | Archive


   [] W3C today announced the program and opened registration for
   W3C20 Anniversary Symposium: The Future of the Web , which
   takes place 29 October in Santa Clara, California.


   Confirmed speakers are:

     * Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web and W3C Director
     * Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
       at Google
     * Fadi Chehadé, Chief Executive Officer of ICANN
     * David-Michel Davies, Executive Director, The Webby Awards &
       the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
     * Di-Ann Eisnor, Head of Platforms and Partnerships,
       Community Geographer at Waze
     * Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation
     * Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, Knight Foundation
     * Jun Murai, Dean and Professor at Keio University
     * Sandy Pentland, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT
     * Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet
       & American Life Project
     * Anders Wahlquist, CEO and Founding Partner of B-Reel

   Please join Tim Berners-Lee and other global strategists,
   business leaders and developers for an exciting afternoon of
   insights and discussion about how to keep the Web strong,
   followed by a gala dinner. W3C will also live stream the

   W3C20 is made possible by the generosity of sponsors Intel
   (Platinum), ICANN (Silver), and the John S. and James L. Knight
   Foundation (Silver).


   Registration is open to the public for a limited number of
   seats. Read the full media advisory and follow us in social
   media with #W3C20.


Using WAI-ARIA in HTML Draft Published

   26 June 2014 | Archive


   The HTML Working Group has published an updated Working Draft
   of "Using WAI-ARIA in HTML." Using WAI-ARIA in HTML is a
   practical guide for developers on how to to add accessibility
   information to HTML elements using the Accessible Rich Internet
   Applications ( "WAI-ARIA" ) specification, which defines a way
   to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to
   people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA is introduced in the
   WAI-ARIA Overview. Using WAI-ARIA in HTML is developed by the
   HTML Accessibility Task Force in coordination with the HTML
   Working Group and the WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group
   (PFWG). Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web
   Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Last Call: Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1

   26 June 2014 | Archive


   The CSS Working Group and the SVG Working Group have published
   a Last Call Working Draft of "Geometry Interfaces Module Level
   1." This specification provides basic geometric interfaces to
   represent points, rectangles, quadrilaterals and transformation
   matrices that can be used by other modules or specifications.
   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 7 August 2014. Learn
   more about the Style Activity and the Graphics Activity.


First Public Working Draft of IndieUI: User Context for web interface

   26 June 2014 | Archive


   The IndieUI Working Group today published a First Public
   Working Draft of "IndieUI: User Context 1.0 – Contextual
   Information for User Interface Independence." It defines a set
   of preferences that users can choose to expose to web
   applications, and an API for user agents to access the
   preferences and listen for changes. Users can set preferences
   for features such as screen size, font size, and color. Users
   with disabilities can provide information about assistive
   technologies in use, indicate that the display is in an
   accessibility mode, and indicate what kind of subtitles and
   audio descriptions they need. Web applications can use this
   information to optimize the presentation without a requirement
   to target a specific device, operating system, or locale.
   IndieUI: User Context complements "IndieUI: Events 1.0" to
   provide web application developers a uniform way to design web
   applications that work in a wide range of contexts — different
   devices (such as mobile phones and tablets), different
   assistive technologies (AT), different user needs. Comments on
   this Draft are encouraged by 1 August 2014. Learn more from the
   IndieUI Overview; read about the Web Accessibility Initiative


Linked Data Platform 1.0 Primer Draft Published

   26 June 2014 | Archive


   The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "Linked Data Platform 1.0 Primer." This
   primer provides an introduction to the Linked Data Platform
   (LDP), with examples illustrating the principal concepts such
   as the notion of an LDP resource and the LDP container and how
   they can be used by Web clients. Two sample scenarios show how
   an LDP client can interact with a LDP server in the context of
   a read-write Linked Data application i.e. how to use HTTP for
   accessing, updating, creating and deleting resources from
   servers that expose their resources as Linked Data. Learn more
   about the Data Activity.


Last Call: Beacon, Resource Timing Candidate Recommendation Updated

   24 June 2014 | Archive


   The Web Performance Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Beacon." This specification defines an
   interoperable means for site developers to asynchronously
   transfer small HTTP data from the User Agent to a web server.
   Comments are welcome through 29 July 2014.


   The group also updated the Candidate Recommendation of
   "Resource Timing." This specification defines an interface for
   web applications to access the complete timing information for
   resources in a document.


   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


RDF 1.1 Primer Note Published

   24 June 2014 | Archive


   The RDF Working Group has published a Group Note of "RDF 1.1
   Primer." This primer is designed to provide the reader with
   the basic knowledge required to effectively use RDF. It
   introduces the basic concepts of RDF and shows concrete
   examples of the use of RDF. Learn more about the Data Activity.


W3C Invites Implementations of Linked Data Platform 1.0

   19 June 2014 | Archive


   The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group invites
   implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "Linked Data
   Platform 1.0." This document describes 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 the RDF data model. Learn more about the Data Activity.


Last Call: Vibration API, Ambient Light Events, HTML Media Capture

   19 June 2014 | Archive


   The Device APIs Working Group has published three Last Call
   Working Drafts today:

     * Vibration API. This specification defines an API that
       provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting
       device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback.
     * Ambient Light Events. This specification defines a means to
       receive events that correspond to a light sensor detecting
       the presence of a light.
     * 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.

   Comments on these three specifications are welcome through 24
   July 2014. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications


W3C Invites Implementations of DOM Parsing and Serialization

   17 June 2014 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group invites implementation of
   the Candidate Recommendation of "DOM Parsing and Serialization"
   . This specification defines various APIs for programmatic
   access to HTML and generic XML parsers by web applications for
   use in parsing and serializing DOM nodes.


   The group also published a Working Draft of "Shadow DOM." This
   specification describes a method of combining multiple DOM
   trees into one hierarchy and how these trees interact with each
   other within a document, thus enabling better composition of
   the DOM.


   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Last Call: HTML5

   17 June 2014 | Archive


   The HTML Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft
   of "HTML5." This specification defines the 5th major revision
   of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext
   Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features are
   introduced to help Web application authors, new elements are
   introduced based on research into prevailing authoring
   practices, and special attention has been given to defining
   clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to
   improve interoperability. Comments are welcome through 15 July


   The group also published a Working Draft of "HTML 5.1." HTML
   was primarily designed as a language for semantically
   describing scientific documents, although its general design
   and adaptations over the years have enabled it to be used to
   describe a number of other types of documents. The main area
   that has not been adequately addressed by HTML is a vague
   subject referred to as Web Applications. This standard attempts
   to rectify this, while at the same time updating the HTML
   language to address issues raised in the past few years.


   Learn more about the HTML Activity.


Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 (Core-AAM) First Public Working
Draft and WAI-ARIA 1.1 updated Working Draft

   12 June 2014 | Archive


   The Protocols and Formats Working Group today published a First
   Public Working Draft of "Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1"
   (Core-AAM), which supports the updated Working Draft of
   "Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1."
   WAI-ARIA provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties
   that define accessible user interface elements. WAI-ARIA is
   designed to improve the accessibility and interoperability of
   web content, particularly web applications. Core-AAM describes
   how user agents should expose semantics of content languages to
   accessibility APIs across multiple content technologies
   (including much of WAI-ARIA). Core-AAM serves as the basis for
   other specifications to extend the mappings to specific
   technologies. Learn more from the call for review e-mail and
   read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Three Specifications Published by the Web Applications Working Group

   12 June 2014 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published three
   documents today:

     * A First Public Working Draft of DOM Level 3 KeyboardEvent
       key Values. This specification defines the values for the
       KeyboardEvent.key attribute, which is defined as part of
       the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events
       Specification. The key attribute contains information about
       the character generated by the key event.
     * A First Public Working Draft of DOM Level 3 KeyboardEvent
       code Values. This specification defines the values for the
       KeyboardEvent.code attribute, which is defined as part of
       the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events
       Specification. The code value contains information about
       the key event that can use used identify the physical key
       being pressed by the user.
     * A Working Draft of UI Events. This specification extends
       the events and features defined in DOM Events Level 3.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Workshop Report: Linking Geospatial Data

   6 June 2014 | Archive


   Today the W3C announced the final report from the Linking
   Geospatial Data workshop that was held in London 5 – 6 March


   The report contains a summary of each of the major themes
   discussed and conclusions arising from them. The workshop was
   supported by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Google, the
   UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey and the UK government. W3C’s
   participation was funded by the EU-funded SmartOpenData


   Participants included many geospatial experts from both the
   government and private sectors, and the presented papers
   focused on integrating geospatial information systems with the
   Web of Data. Although carefully advertised so as not to promote
   Linked Data to the exclusion of other methods, this emerged
   strongly as the preferred technology to enable that

   The Workshop report identifies several themes that recurred
   throughout the discussion. A consensus of the participants was
   that joint work between W3C and OGC should be pursued to
   address the needs identified in these themes.


Web Animations 1.0 Draft Published

   5 June 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group and the SVG
   Working Group have published a Working Draft of "Web Animations
   1.0." This specification defines a model for synchronization
   and timing of changes to the presentation of a Web page. This
   specification also defines an application programming interface
   for interacting with this model and it is expected that further
   specifications will define declarative means for exposing these
   features. Learn more about the Style Activity and the Graphics


First Public Working Draft: Media Queries Level 4

   5 June 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "Media Queries Level 4." Media Queries allow
   authors to test and query values or features of the user agent
   or display device, independent of the document being rendered.
   They are used in the CSS @media rule to conditionally apply
   styles to a document, and in various other contexts and
   languages, such as HTML and Javascript. Media Queries Level 4
   describes the mechanism and syntax of media queries, media
   types, and media features. The specification extends and
   supersedes the features defined in Media Queries Level 3. 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.


First Public Working Draft: Data on the Web Best Practices Use Cases
and Requirements

   5 June 2014 | Archive


   The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published
   a First Public Working Draft of "Data on the Web Best Practices
   Use Cases & Requirements." This document lists some use cases,
   compiled by the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group,
   that represent scenarios of how data is commonly published on
   the Web and how it is used. This document also provides a set
   of requirements derived from these use cases that have been
   used to guide the development of the set of Data on the Web
   Best Practices and the development of two new vocabularies:
   Quality and Granularity Description Vocabulary and Data Usage
   Description Vocabulary. Learn more about the Data Activity.


Last Call Working Draft of Encoding, and two Authoring HTML Notes

   3 June 2014 | Archive


   The Internationalization Working Group has published three
   documents today:

     * A Last Call Working Draft of Encoding. While encodings have
       been defined to some extent, implementations have not
       always implemented them in the same way, have not always
       used the same labels, and often differ in dealing with
       undefined and former proprietary areas of encodings. This
       specification attempts to fill those gaps so that new
       implementations do not have to reverse engineer encoding
       implementations of the market leaders and existing
       implementations can converge. Comments are welcome through
       1 July 2014.
     * A Group Note of Authoring HTML: Handling Right-to-left
       Scripts. This document provides advice to content authors
       using HTML markup and CSS style sheets about how to create
       pages for languages that use right-to-left scripts, such as
       Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Thaana, Urdu, etc. It explains how
       to create content in right-to-left scripts that builds on
       but goes beyond the Unicode bidirectional algorithm, as
       well as how to prepare content for localization into
       right-to-left scripts.
     * A Group Note of Authoring HTML: Language declarations.
       Specifying the language of content is useful for a wide
       number of applications, from linguistically-sensitive
       searching to applying language-specific display properties.
       In some cases the potential applications for language
       information are still waiting for implementations to catch
       up, whereas in others it is a necessity today. Adding
       markup for language information to content is something
       that can and should be done as content is first developed.
       If not, it will be much more difficult to take advantage of
       any future developments.

   Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.


First Public Working Draft: Non-element Selectors Module Level 1

   3 June 2014 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "Non-element Selectors Module Level 1." This
   specification extends Selectors Level 4 and allows selecting
   other kinds of document nodes than elements. This is useful
   when selectors are used as a general document query language.
   Non-element Selectors are not intended to be used in CSS, but
   only as a separate query language in other host environments.
   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.


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


     * 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

     * This week: #663399, W3C comma tools, Firefox WebIDE, etc.
       27 June 2014 by Coralie Mercier
     * This week: Picture Element, #HTML5 Last Call, #W3C20
       Symposium, Tim Berners-Lee celebrated #web25 at #FENS2014,
       #663399becca, etc.
       20 June 2014 by Coralie Mercier
     * HTML5: On Our Way to Recommendation
       17 June 2014 by Philippe le Hegaret

Upcoming Talks

     * 2014-06-30 (30 JUN)
       Efficient Reuse of Public Transport Information in the City
       of Gijon
       by Martín Álvarez
       Share PSI 2.0 Workshop: Uses of Open Data Within Government
       for Innovation and Efficiency
       Samos, Greece
     * 2014-08-20 (20 AUG)
       Develop Multimodal Applications with Free and Open Source
       by Deborah Dahl
       SpeechTEK 2014
       New York, USA
     * 2014-09-04 (4 SEP)
       Building the Web of Data
       keynote by Phil Archer
       Leipzig, Germany
     * 2014-09-25 (25 SEP)
       Crafting User Experience for the Fastest Growing Web
       Demographic: Older Users
       by Shawn Henry
       WebVisions Chicago
       Chicago, IL, USA
     * 2014-11-05 (5 NOV)
       What do we want from the web?
       keynote by Steven Pemberton
       Aarhus 14
       Aarhus, Denmark

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