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W3C Invites Implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification

The Automotive Working Group invites implementations of the Vehicle Information Service Specification Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines a WebSocket based API for a Vehicle Information Service (VIS) to enable client applications to get, set, subscribe and unsubscribe to vehicle signals and data attributes. The purpose of the specification is to promote a Server API that …

First Public Working Draft: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0. This document provides a vocabulary of terms that can be used to enhance web content with information about controls, symbols, and user interface elements. User agents use these semantics to augment or adapt content …

ActivityPub is now a W3C Recommendation

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityPub as a W3C Recommendation. ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. ActivityPub is …

Upcoming Workshop: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Privacy and Linked Data, April 17-18 2018, in Vienna, Austria. The event is hosted by WU Vienna. The primary goal of the workshop is to explore interoperability in privacy and compliance expressions using Linked Data. But based on transportable linked data, many privacy concepts can be created. Expected …

W3C Invites Implementations of WCAG 2.1

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites implementations of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Candidate Recommendation. WCAG 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech …

Indexed Database API 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

The Web Platform Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Indexed Database API 2.0 specification. The Indexed Database API 2.0 specification defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An …

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Payments Specifications

The second Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in November 2017, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Payments Specifications. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free …

First Public Working Draft: CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2. 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 predefined flexible or fixed-size …