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W3C Public Newsletter, 2014-07-21

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:24 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2014-07-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Launches Push for Social Web Application Interoperability

   21 July 2014 | Archive


   W3C today launched a new Social Activity to develop standards
   to make it easier to build and integrate social applications
   with the Open Web Platform. Future standards —including
   vocabularies for social applications, activity streams,
   embedded experiences and in-context actions, and protocols to
   federate social information such as status updates— will
   address use cases that range from social business applications,
   to cross-organization federation, to greater user control over
   personal data. Read the complete joint press release with
   OpenSocial Foundation.


   W3C chartered two groups today to carry out these activities:

     * The Social Web Working Group will define the technical
       standards and APIs to facilitate access to social
       functionality as part of the Open Web Platform. These
       include a common JSON-based syntax for social data, a
       client-side API, and a Web protocol for federating social
       information such as status updates.
     * The Social Interest Group will co-ordinate messaging around
       social at the W3C and formulate a broad strategy to enable
       social business and federation. It will harvest use-cases
       and review specifications produced by technical working
       groups in the light of those use-cases.

   The Social Web Working Group’s first face-to-face meeting will
   take place the last week of October, as part of TPAC 2014,
   W3C’s annual gathering of Working Groups.


W3C Invites Implementations of Polyglot Markup: A robust profile of
the HTML5 vocabulary

   17 July 2014 | Archive


   The HTML Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate
   Recommendation of "Polyglot Markup: A robust profile of the
   HTML5 vocabulary." It is sometimes valuable to be able to
   serve HTML5 documents that are also well formed XML documents.
   An author may, for example, use XML tools to generate a
   document, and they and others may process the document using
   XML tools. The language used to create documents that can be
   parsed by both HTML and XML parsers is called polyglot markup.
   Polyglot markup is the overlap language of documents that are
   both HTML5 documents and XML documents.


   The HTML Working Group also published today an updated
   Candidate Recommendation of "Media Source Extensions." Learn
   more about the HTML Activity.


Web Annotations on the Horizon

   15 July 2014 | Archive


   Annotation, the act of creating associations between distinct
   pieces of information, is a widespread activity online in many
   guises but currently lacks a structured approach. People
   comment about online resources using tools built into the
   hosting web site, external web services, or the functionality
   of an annotation client. When reading eBooks, people make use
   the tools provided by reading systems to add and share their
   thoughts or highlight portions of texts. Comments about photos,
   videos, and audio tracks, questions or clarifications about
   data, maps, and social media posts or mentions are all forms of

   However, annotation currently lacks a structured approach.
   Comments are siloed inside the blog or comment system hosted
   and controlled by the publisher of the original document, or
   inside an eBook reader. They aren’t readily available for
   syndication or aggregation, and it’s difficult to find more
   comments by an insightful author if they are scattered around
   different places on the web. Worthwhile commentary is obscured
   by trolling, spam, or trivial comments. These are challenges
   both social and technical.

   In April, W3C convened a Workshop on Annotations to discuss
   these challenges. Today W3C published a Workshop summary with
   links to slides, videos, and position papers.


   Today W3C also invites review of a draft charter for a new Web
   Annotation Working Group based on the Workshop discussion. The
   group will develop an open approach for annotation, making it
   possible for browsers, reading systems, JavaScript libraries,
   and other tools, to develop an annotation ecosystem where users
   have access to their annotations from various environments, can
   share those annotations, can archive them, and use them how
   they wish.


   The public is invited to comment on the draft charter.


Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching and Searching
Draft Published

   15 July 2014 | Archive


   The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "Character Model for the World Wide Web: String
   Matching and Searching." This document builds upon on
   Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0: Fundamentals to
   provide authors of specifications, software developers, and
   content developers a common reference on string identity
   matching on the World Wide Web and thereby increase
   interoperability. Learn more about the Internationalization


   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.
     * 2014-09-11 (11 SEP)
       Extensible Web Summit
       Berlin, Germany
       Hosted by Beuth University

W3C Blog

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives

Upcoming Talks

     * 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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