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W3C Public Newsletter, 2015-01-05

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

OpenSocial Foundation Moving Standards Work to W3C

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   Building on the 31 July 2014 announcement of the W3C Social Web
   Working Group, the OpenSocial Foundation and W3C today announce
   the transfer of OpenSocial specifications and assets to the
   W3C. As of 1 January 2015, OpenSocial Foundation will close and
   future work will take place within the W3C Social Web Activity,
   chartered to make it easier to build and integrate social
   applications into the Open Web Platform.


   “The consensus of the OpenSocial Board is that the next phase
   of Social Web Standards, built in large part on the success of
   OpenSocial standards and projects like Apache Shindig and Rave,
   should occur under the auspices of the W3C Social Web Working
   Group, of which OpenSocial is a founding member,” said John
   Mertic, OpenSocial Foundation President.”

   Read more in the press release and blog post with details and
   FAQ, and learn more about W3C’s Social Web Activity.


Registration Open for W3C Training in JavaScript, Responsive Web
Design, HTML5

   23 December 2014 | Archive


   Registration is open for new editions of three W3C online
   courses that begin in early 2015:

     * JavaScript [Register]. This course runs for 4 weeks
       starting 26 January 2015. This course provides instruction
       about JavaScript good practices, tricks, and tools,
       illustrated through examples and assignments.
     * HTML5 [Register]. This course runs for 6 weeks, starting 2
       February 2015. This course covers video, time based
       animation, 2D geometric transformations, Web Audio API, Web
       components and much more.
     * Responsive Web Design [Register]. This course runs for 5
       weeks, starting 6 February 2015. This course leads you step
       by step through an approach that focuses on HTML and CSS to
       make your Web site fit in all viewport sizes.

   An early bird rate is available to all above courses. Learn
   more about W3DevCampus, the official W3C online training for
   Web developers. See also our self-explanatory fun video.


W3C Invites Implementations of XPath 3.1, XQuery 3.1, XQueryX 3.1

   18 December 2014 | Archive


   Today the XSLT Working Group and the XQuery Working Group
   jointly published Candidate Recommendations and invite
   implementation of "XPath 3.1" and supporting documents. The
   XQuery Working Group published Candidate Recommendations and
   invites implementation of "XQuery 3.1" and "XQueryX 3.1." The
   supporting documents are "XPath Functions and Operators" ;
   "XQuery and XPath Data Model." XQuery 3.1 and XPath 3.1
   introduce improved support for working with JSON data with map
   and array data structures as well as loading and serializing
   JSON; additional support for HTML class attributes, HTTP dates,
   scientific notation, cross-calling between XSLT and XQuery and
   more. The Serialization specification remains a Last Call
   Working Draft and was not republished, in order to improve
   JSON, map and array support in response to a Last Call Comment;
   it is expected to follow the other documents in the New Year.
   Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity


First Public Working Draft: CSS Inline Layout; CSS Box Alignment
Draft Published

   18 December 2014 | Archive


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

     * A First Public Working Draft of CSS Inline Layout Module
       Level 3. The CSS formatting model provides for a flow of
       elements and text inside of a container to be wrapped into
       lines. The formatting of elements and text within a line,
       its positioning in the inline progression direction, and
       the breaking of lines are described in CSS Text Module
       Level 3. This module describes the positioning in the block
       progression direction both of elements and text within
       lines and of the lines themselves. This positioning is
       often relative to a baseline. It also describes special
       features for formatting of first lines and drop caps. It
       extends on the model in CSS 2.1.
     * A Working Draft of CSS Box Alignment Module Level 3. This
       module contains the features of CSS relating to the
       alignment of boxes within their containers in the various
       CSS box layout models: block layout, table layout, flex
       layout, and grid layout.

   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 Drafts: XProc 2.0: An XML Pipeline Language;
XProc 2.0: Standard Step Library

   18 December 2014 | Archive


   The XML Processing Working Group has published a First Public
   Working Draft of XProc 2.0: An XML Pipeline Language, together
   with a Standard Step Library. XProc is an XML pipeline
   language; that is, a declarative dataflow language used to
   express steps required to process XML documents, coordinating
   operations such as querying, validation, inclusion,
   transformation and sorting. The XProc step library defines
   names and characteristics for a set of pipeline steps that
   every XProc processor is expected to support, as well as
   additional optional steps. Lean more about the XML Activity.


Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool List: Call for Tool Information

   18 December 2014 | Archive


   An updated version of the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
   List is now available. Web accessibility evaluation tools are
   software programs or online services that help determine if web
   content meets accessibility guidelines. Information about
   features of evaluation tools that help with evaluation is in
   Selecting Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools. Web accessibility
   evaluation tool vendors are encouraged to submit information
   about their tool to the list. Learn more about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Upcoming Workshop: Data, content and services for the Multilingual

   18 December 2014 | Archive


   W3C announced today the eighth MultilingualWeb workshop in a
   series of events exploring the mechanisms and processes needed
   to ensure that the World Wide Web lives up to its potential
   around the world and across barriers of language and culture.
   To be held 29 April 2015 in Riga, this workshop is made
   possible by the generous support of the LIDER project. The
   workshop is part of the Riga Summit 2015 on the Multilingual
   Digital Single Market (27-29 April). Anyone may attend the
   workshop and the summit at no charge and the W3C welcomes
   participation by both speakers and non-speaking attendees.
   Early registration is encouraged due to limited space.


   Building on the success of seven highly regarded previous
   workshops, this workshop will emphasize new technology
   developments that may lead to new opportunities for the
   Multilingual Web. The workshop brings together participants
   interested in the best practices and standards needed to help
   content creators, localizers, language tools developers, and
   others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. It provides
   further opportunities for networking across communities that
   span the various aspects involved. We are particularly
   interested in speakers who can demonstrate novel solutions for
   reaching out to a global, multilingual audience. Registration
   is available online.


Call for Review: Pointer Events Proposed Recommendation Published

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Pointer Events Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of "Pointer Events." This document defines
   events and related interfaces for handling hardware agnostic
   pointer input from devices including a mouse, pen, touchscreen,
   etc.. For compatibility with existing mouse based content, this
   specification also describes a mapping to fire Mouse Events for
   other pointer device types. Comments are welcome through 16
   January 2015. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Call for Review: RDFa 1.1 is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The RDFa Working Group is advancing four RDFa 1.1 documents to
   Proposed Edited Recommendations today:

     * HTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition. 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
     * RDFa Core 1.1 – Third Edition. RDFa Core is a specification
       for attributes to express structured data in any markup
       language. The embedded data already available in the markup
       language (e.g., HTML) can often be reused by the RDFa
       markup, so that publishers don’t need to repeat significant
       data in the document content. The underlying abstract
       representation is RDF, which lets publishers build their
       own vocabulary, extend others, and evolve their vocabulary
       with maximal interoperability over time. The expressed
       structure is closely tied to the data, so that rendered
       data can be copied and pasted along with its relevant
     * RDFa Lite 1.1 – Second Edition. RDFa Lite is a minimal
       subset of RDFa, the Resource Description Framework in
       attributes, consisting of a few attributes that may be used
       to express machine-readable data in Web documents like
       HTML, SVG, and XML. While it is not a complete solution for
       advanced data markup tasks, it does work for most
       day-to-day needs and can be learned by most Web authors in
       a day.
     * XHTML+RDFa 1.1 – Third Edition. RDFa Core 1.1 defines
       attributes and syntax for embedding semantic markup in Host
       Languages. This document defines one such Host Language.
       This language is a superset of XHTML 1.1, integrating the
       attributes as defined in RDFa Core 1.1. This document is
       intended for authors who want to create XHTML Family
       documents that embed rich semantic markup.

   Comments are welcome through 1 February 2015. Learn more about
   the Data Activity.


Linked Data Platform (LDP) 1.0 Documents for Review, Implementation

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a
   Proposed Recommendation of "Linked Data Platform 1.0." Linked
   Data Platform (LDP) defines a set of rules for HTTP operations
   on web resources, some based on RDF, to provide an architecture
   for read-write Linked Data on the web. Comments are welcome
   through 8 January 2015.


   The group also invites implementation of the Candidate
   Recommendation of "Linked Data Platform Paging 1.0." This
   document describes a HTTP-based protocol for clients and
   servers to be able to efficiently retrieve large Linked Data
   Platform Resource representations by splitting up the responses
   into separate URL-addressable page resources.


   Learn more about the Data Activity.


Last Call: XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The XML Core Working Group has published a Last Call Working
   Draft of "XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1." This
   document specifies a processing model and syntax for general
   purpose inclusion. Inclusion is accomplished by merging a
   number of XML information sets into a single composite infoset.
   Specification of the XML documents (infosets) to be merged and
   control over the merging process is expressed in XML-friendly
   syntax (elements, attributes, URI references). Comments are
   welcome through 17 January 2015. Learn more about the
   Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


Custom Elements Draft Published

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "Custom Elements." This specification describes the
   method for enabling the author to define and use new types of
   DOM elements in a document. Learn more about the Rich Web
   Client Activity.


Microdata to RDF (Second Edition) Group Note Published

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Semantic Web Interest Group has published a new version of
   the Group Note on "Microdata to RDF." HTML microdata is an
   extension to HTML used to embed machine-readable data into HTML
   documents. Whereas the microdata specification describes a
   means of markup, this specification describes processing rules
   that may be used to extract RDF from an HTML document
   containing microdata. The new version adds some HTML5 specific
   features that were finalized recently and were missing from the
   "previous version" of the Note, simplifies the RDF output as
   well as the processing rules to be in line with the usage
   practices of microdata, and updates the references to the
   latest version of RDF. Learn more about the Data Activity.


Resource Timing Draft Published

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Web Performance Working Group has published a Working Draft
   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.


First Public Working Draft: Indic Layout Requirements

   16 December 2014 | Archive


   The Indic Layout Task Force, part of the W3C
   Internationalization Interest Group has published a First
   Public Working Draft of "Indic Layout Requirements." This
   document describes the basic requirements for Indian Languages
   layout for display purpose. It discusses some of the major
   layout requirements in first letter pseudo-element, vertical
   arrangements of characters, letter spacing, text segmentation,
   line breaking and collation rules in Indic languages. The
   minimal requirements presented in this document for Indian
   languages text layout will also be used in E-publishing and CSS
   Standard. This documents covers major issues of e-content in
   Indian languages in order to create standardize format of text
   layout to address storage, rendering problems, vertical
   writing, letter spacing, collation, line breaking, etc. It also
   describes the definition of ABNF (Augmented Backus–Naur Form)
   based valid segmentation-Indic syllable in order to get the
   proper display in the browsers. Learn more about the
   Internationalization Activity.


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


     * 2015-04-29 (29 APR)
       Eighth MultilingualWeb Workshop: Data, content and services
       for the Multilingual Web
       Riga, Latvia
       In this workshop we wish to consider a wide spectrum of
       issues, ranging from blogs and social networking sites, to
       localization of large corporate or organizational
       enterprises. We are particularly interested in speakers who
       can identify gaps in standards and best practices related
       to the mutilingual Web, and propose opportunities for
       addressing those.

W3C Blog

     * I would like to teach the web to sing
       24 December 2014 by Daniel Davis
     * This week: CSP for Gmail, CSS1 is 18 years old, W3C CEO on
       after HTML5, etc.
       19 December 2014 by Coralie Mercier
     * OpenSocial Foundation Moves Standards Work to W3C Social
       Web Activity
       16 December 2014 by Ian Jacobs

Upcoming Talks

     * 2015-01-20 (20 JAN)
       Putting data at the heart of the Open Web Platform
       keynote by Phil Archer
       Academic Publishing in Europe
       Berlin, Germany
     * 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)
       Introduction to WebRTC
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       WebRTC Info day
       Sophia-Antipolis, France
     * 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)
       Accessibility for the Win: Orchestrating Organizational
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       Seattle, WA, USA
     * 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)
       Easy Checks for Web Accessibility - Get the Gist (No
       Experience Needed)
       by Shawn Henry
       Seattle, WA, USA

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