ANU College of Economics and BusinessThe W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long term growth of the web. W3C is an international community where Member Organisation, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web Standards, led by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

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Expanded educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx

Today W3C announced the expansion of educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx, including an introductory level course in JavaScript, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  After just two years, W3Cx has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). more…

Latest W3C web technology developments seminar with Karen Myers

W3C Australia is pleased to invite you its latest W3C web technology developments seminar on Thursday 13 April between 10am to 11.30am at the Allan Barton Forum Level 2, CBE Bldg 26C, Kingsley Street Acton ACT 2601 (Map).

Please RSVP using this link to help us with catering: W3C Canberra seminar registration  more…

Join W3C global staff Karen Myers at a meetup event in Melbourne by the Web Meetup: Development, Design and UX on the Internet

The goal of The Web Meetup is to promote collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It’s through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

W3C is co-sponsoring this event on Tuesday 11 April and will participate to present on latest web developments. more…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM turing award logopicture of Tim Berners-LeeToday, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. more…

WWW2017 and W3CX WEBDEV contests at Perth’s festival of the web

WWW2017 is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017.

This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet and discuss with W3C’s members and team experts. During 2 days, on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April, the current state of the art and future developments in Web Accessibility, Web of Things, Spatial Data on the Web and Web privacy will be presented and demonstrated. Many thanks to our members and the W3C Australia Office for making this happen! more…

Canberra is hosting OZeWAI 2016

The 2016 conference on Australian web accessibility initiative, OZeWAI’16, will happen in Canberra from 28 November to 30 November. OZeWAI is the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative, which consists of a strong and established group of members. OZeWAI proudly provides a valuable source of information on accessibility issues and ideas to the broader community. The OZeWAI conference brings together the most knowledgeable digital accessibility experts, specialists and researchers from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry, government and non-profit organisations to explore and support digital inclusion topics and ideas. more…

W3C Breakfast Event in Sydney

The way we think about money and payment is being disrupted.  More non-banking players are entering the market and the number of digital payment solutions on offer is growing.  This calls for a concerted effort to address issues such as interoperability, security and ease of technology integration.

W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with the mission of leading the Web to its full potential while ensuring it remains open and accessible to all. W3C develops standards underpinning the Open Web Platform, which offers tremendous potential as the driver behind the transformation of the Web Payment Industry.

Would you like to hear about the latest work being done at W3C in the web payment space?

W3C Australia, in partnership with Stone & Chalk, is hosting a keynote address by Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Payment Activity, followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Web Payment”. Panelists are Ian Jacobs from the W3C, Rick Wingfield from Australia Post and Richard E Schutte from NAB.

When: 7.30 am to 9 am on Friday 11 November 2016

Where: Stone & Chalk, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

This is a FREE Event, but please RSVP

Breakfast will be provided

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

https://www.w3.org/ — 23 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal —  More than 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal this week to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work.  Hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose mission is “to lead the Web to its full potential” by standardizing Web technologies, the annual W3C Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting included nearly 40 sessions of formally chartered groups engaged in standards-related work. Another 40 informal break-out sessions discussed emerging technologies that may benefit from standardization work at W3C.  more…

W3C is pleased to welcome Department of Humman Services as a new member of its community

W3C is pleased to welcome Department of Human Services as a new member of its community. The Department of Human Services is responsible for the delivery of social and health-related services and payments to the Australian community. The mission of this department is to connect Australians to the services they need. more…

Talk: Semantic Sensor Networks: The Internet of Things needs the Web of Data

Kerry Taylor, who is the chair of W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group at the Australian Computer Science Week of Conference, is delivering a talk on Semantic Sensor Networks: The Internet of Things needs the Web of Data.

Please register via Australian Computer Science Week of Conference web site. more…

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W3C Marks Second Anniversary of W3Cx with New Training Offerings for Web Developers

Just two years after launching its first HTML5 course on W3Cx, W3C is expanding its program offerings with an introductory level course in JavaScript development, created in partnership with University Cte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the […] more...

QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components Note Published

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components. This document describes an extension to the existing RDF Data Cube ontology to support specification of key metadata required to interpret spatio-temporal data. The RDF Data Cube defines CodedProperties, which relate to a […] more...

Call for Review: XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0 Proposed Recommendation Published

The XSLT Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0. This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 3.0, a language designed primarily for transforming XML documents into other XML documents. XSLT 3.0 is a revised version of the XSLT 2.0 Recommendation published on 23 January 2007. The primary […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Encoding

The Internationalization Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Encoding. The UTF-8 encoding is the most appropriate encoding for interchange of Unicode, the universal coded character set. Therefore for new protocols and formats, as well as existing formats deployed in new contexts, this specification requires (and defines) the UTF-8 encoding. more...

Call for Review: 3 Proposed Recommendations published for Social Web Working Group

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation for three documents: Micropub: The Micropub protocol is used to create, update and delete posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients. Web apps and native apps (e.g., iPhone, Android) can use Micropub to post and edit articles, short notes, comments, likes, photos, events or […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of ActivityPub

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. The ActivityPub protocol 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 […] more...

First Public Working Draft: CSS Fill and Stroke Module Level 3

The Cascading Style Sheets Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fill and Stroke Module Level 3. This specification describes how text and SVG graphical elements are filled and stroked by defining a number of properties that control the appearance and shape of an element?s fill and stroke. The module contains […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Beacon

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Beacon. This specification defines an interface that web developers can use to schedule asynchronous and non-blocking delivery of data that minimizes resource contention with other time-critical operations, while ensuring that such requests are still processed and delivered to destination. more...

W3C responds to UNESCO concerns about Encrypted Media Extensions

UNESCO recently published a letter and an article about Encrypted Media Extensions. Since we didn’t have an opportunity to set the record straight with them, we are responding here. The spirit of the letter is anchored in UNESCO’s values and the concept of Internet Universality. We agree on the concept of Internet Universality. We even […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 has been published as a First Public Working Draft. It specifies a common format for accessibility test rules, and how to write test procedures for quality assurance. It facilitates harmonization of accessibility testing approaches, and helps organizations to better document and share their testing methods. Please comment by […] more...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

Today, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The Turing award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer Science and is sometimes referred to as […] more...

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Authentication Specification

The Web Authentication Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in October 2016, has published a report recommending that W3C continue work on the Web Authentication Specification. 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 licensing […] more...

Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices Note Published

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. This document advises on best practices related to the publication and usage of spatial data on the Web; the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices are […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of WebDriver

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of WebDriver. WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and control of user agents. It provides a platform and language-neutral wire protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the behavior of web browsers as well as a […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Resource Timing Level 1

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Resource Timing Level 1. This specification defines an interface for web applications to access the complete timing information for resources in a document. User latency is an important quality benchmark for Web Applications. While JavaScript-based mechanisms can provide comprehensive instrumentation for user latency […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Page Visibility Level 2

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Page Visibility Level 2. This specification defines a means to programmatically determine the visibility state of a document. This can aid in the development of resource efficient web applications. more...

XQuery 3.1, XQueryX 3.1, XPath 3.1 and supporting documents now a W3C Recommendation

The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have published six documents as W3C Recommendations to strengthen JSON and Web Platform support through maps, arrays, new functions: XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language XQueryX 3.1 XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1 XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1 XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1 […] more...

Call for Review: Encrypted Media Extensions Proposed Recommendation Published

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions. The specification extends HTMLMediaElement to define a common API to control playback of protected content. EME does not define a content protection or Digital Rights Management system. The common API may be used to discover, select and interact with such […] more...

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on Web Payments Specifications

The Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG), launched in August 2016, 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 licensing […] more...

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

Publishing@W3C 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 […] more...

W3C Security Disclosures Best Practices is a W3C Team Submission

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 […] more...

W3C updates its Process Document

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 […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

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 […] more...

W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

To further the growth of market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage […] more...

Three recommendations to enable Annotations on the Web

The Web Annotation Working Group has just published a Recommendation for Web Annotation in the form of three documents: Web Annotation Data Model?specification describes a structured model and format, in JSON, to enable annotations to be shared and reused across different hardware and software platforms. Common use cases can be modeled in a manner that […] more...

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