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W3C Public Newsletter, 2017-03-06

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2017-03-06 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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W3C Communications Team

Ivan Herman and Bill McCoy to address the Publishing and EPUB road-map at EPUB Summit

   3 March 2017

   champion Bill McCoy and W3C Fellow from CWI Dr. Ivan Herman will join an impressive line-up of speakers next week at the EPUB Summit, 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by W3C member EDRLab. The second such event, EPUB Summit will focus on the future direction of EPUB 3, now under W3C oversight following the combination with IDPF. Registration for the EPUB Summit is still open.


   A technical expert in the field, Herman is part of the leadership team of Publishing@W3C as well as the overall Strategy team of W3C. Herman was recently appointed a W3C Fellow by CWI, Amsterdam, where he is a member of the Distributed and Interactive Systems research group. He played a seminal role in the combination of W3C and IDPF and has served as primary technical staff driver for the Digital Publishing at the W3C since inception in 2013. At the EPUB Summit Herman will talk about the IDPF/W3C combination, and the roadmap for upcoming technical work for the development of new standards in Publishing.


   McCoy, former Executive Director for IDPF, will lead the closing session at the EPUB Summit, integrating the collective sessions and ideas into the roadmap for Publishing@W3C.

W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices is a W3C Team Submission

   2 March 2017

   W3C published a Team Submission of W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices, a proposal for security and privacy disclosure programs, which will serve as a basis for further work in the space of security and privacy researchers protection, further to our announcement late January. This document contains a template intended for organizations interested in protecting their users and applications from fraud, malware, and computer viruses, as well as interested in ensuring proper adherence to security and privacy considerations included in W3C Recommendations. It also helps to support broad participation, testing, and audit from the security community to keep users safe and the web’s security model intact.


   In the coming days, the W3C Director will send the W3C Membership a Call for Review for the Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation; and solicit feedback and expression of interest for the specification and the W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices Team Submission.

   You may read more in the January 2017 Information about W3C Guidelines for Vulnerability Disclosure Programs and in the article on EME in HTML5 published this week by W3C Director’s Tim Berners-Lee.


W3C updates its Process Document

   1 March 2017

   W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2017 W3C Process Document, which becomes in effect today. Notable major changes of the 2017 update include:

     * A process for marking a Recommendation as Obsolete (distinct from Rescinding a Recommendation);
     * Voting mechanism used for AB and TAG elections is Single Transferable Vote;
     * Clarified the process for continuing work on a specification initially developed under another charter (aka Supergroups).

   You may read more in the W3C Blog post “What’s new in the W3C Process 2017?“. This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group.


First Public Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

   28 February 2017

   "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1" has been published as a First Public Working Draft. This will be the first update to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines since WCAG 2.0. Sites that conform to WCAG 2.1 will also conform to WCAG 2.0, which means they meet the requirements of any policies that reference WCAG 2.0, while also better meeting the needs of users on the current Web. This first draft includes 28 new Success Criteria, three of which have been formally accepted by the Working Group and the remainder included as proposals to provide an opportunity for early feedback. Public feedback will be important to next steps on these proposals.


   Further information is available in the blog post: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 First Public Working Draft.


   Please comment by filing GitHub issues in the WCAG 2.1 repository or, if this is not feasible, by email to public-agwg-comments@w3.org, by 31 March 2017. Read about the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


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


W3C Blog

     * W3C announces antitrust guidance document
       6 March 2017 by Wendy Seltzer
     * What’s new in the W3C Process 2017?
       1 March 2017 by Philippe le Hegaret
     * Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 First Public Working Draft
       28 February 2017 by Joshue O Connor

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