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.

The Australia Regional Office is hosted by the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics and College of Computer Science and Engineering.

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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 Humman 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…

W3C Workshop: A partial tutorial and history of CSS, with discussion

Bert Bos, who joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1995 and is working on further developing the CSS specification since then, is joining us for a hands-on CSS workshop at the Australasian Computer Science Week on Friday the 5th from 2-5pm in the P.A.P Moran G08 (Building 26B) of the Australian National University.

Please register on our Eventbrite page. more…

W3C starts Web Payment Standards work to help smooth online payment process

web_paymentThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has now launched the Web Payments Working Group to help streamline the online “check-out” process and make payments easier and more secure on the Web.  The proposed standards aim to make web payment transactions simpler, faster and more secure, while supporting an array of payment methods.  Standardized APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) will enhance user experience while making it easier for Web developers to integrate existing and new payment flows into their applications.

Check out the charter (and supporting FAQ) for this new Web Payments Working Group, the official W3C press release (including testimonials from members such as Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom, Digital Bazaar, ETA, Federal Reserve Bank, Ingenico Labs MAG, NACS, Qihoo360, Rabobank, Ripple and WorldPay.

World Wide Web Consortium selects Australian National University (ANU) to Host Australia Office

On 29 July, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international consortium of over 400 member organisations that work together to develop Web standards and guidelines to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, announced that its Australian office would be relocated to the Australian National University (ANU). more…

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Two Candidate Recommendations Published for CSS WG

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1: 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 layout grid. […] more...

Call for Prior Art Related to Patents Disclosed by Visa Europe

This is a public call for prior art regarding patent disclosures by Visa Europe within the Web Payments Working Group. The goal of this call for prior art is to collect information that would help to ensure that people may implement the (future) Recommendations of the Web Payments Working Group under patent licensing terms consistent […] more...

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

As W3C concludes on 23 September our annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting week, where more than 550 experts from the Web community met, we are excited to share advancements to the Open Web Platform and specific industry requirements for the next generation Web. In summarizing the W3C’s activities, Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO […] more...

Call For Review: HTML 5.1 Proposed Recommendation Published

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1. This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to […] more...

W3C Invites Developers to Lisbon Meetup (19 September)

W3C is pleased to invite the developer community to attend the W3C Developer Meetup in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday 19 September 2016. The event is kindly sponsored by Yandex, The Paciello Group and Tcnico Lisboa, where the meetup will take place (map). Confirmed speakers: WICG: How W3C incubates work. Yoav Weiss – Akamai New things […] more...

First Public Working Drafts of Web Payments HTTP Specifications

The Web Payments Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of the following specifications, which enable the initiation of payment requests outside of a browser context: Web Payments HTTP API 1.0 outlines how to register payment applications, create payment requests, and reply with payment responses using a standard HTTP API. Web Payments HTTP Messages […] more...

Secure Contexts published as a Candidate Recommendation

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Secure Contexts. This specification defines “secure contexts”, thereby allowing user agent implementers and specification authors to enable certain features only when certain minimum standards of authentication and confidentiality are met. more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2

The SVG Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 2. SVG is a language based on XML for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. SVG content is stylable, scalable to different display resolutions, and can […] more...

Call for Review: WebIDL Level 1 Proposed Recommendation Published

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of WebIDL Level 1. This document defines an interface definition language, Web IDL, that can be used to describe interfaces that are intended to be implemented in web browsers. Web IDL is an IDL variant with a number of features that allow the behavior of […] more...

First Public Working Draft: TV Control API Specification

The TV Control Working Group has published a Working Draft of TV Control API Specification. This specification defines an API for sourcing audio and video media, such as TV and radio from broadcast, IPTV, or other sources, with associated channel and program metadata, and allows presentation of the media using the video and audio HTML […] more...

W3Cx and Microsoft open CSS Introduction MOOC course

Following on the success of the HTML5 series of W3Cx courses, today W3C announced the launch of a new W3Cx course: CSS Introduction, designed in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation. The W3Cx CSS Introduction course will teach you how to take your Web pages from bland to bold with the power of CSS styling. Explore colors, […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Portable Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements

The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a First Public Working Draft of “Portable Web Publications Use Cases and Requirements. The document explores requirements for Portable Web Publications by listing 50 different requirements, each of them backed up with at least one, but often several, real world use cases and scenarios. This work will be […] more...

3 First Public Working Drafts by The Device and Sensors Working Group

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published 3 First Public Working Drafts of new sensor APIs to read data from accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. These APIs, based on the group’s Generic Sensor API, give access to the low-level sensors needed to build higher-level APIs such as the Device Orientation API, but also open up […] more...

3 Notes Published: Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls, Pinning; Entry Point Regulation

The Web Application Security Working Group has published 3 Notes: Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls: This Note provides a historical reference for a proposed set of mechanisms by which web developers can limit the ways in which cookies may be set in the context of their sites and applications. Content Security Policy: Pinning: This Note […] more...

W3Cx re-opens its HTML5 Part 2 Course in self-paced mode

Today, W3Cx reopens registration for the HTML5 Part MOOC course in self-paced mode. Entitled ?Advanced Techniques for Designing HTML5 Apps?, the HTML5 Part 2 course covers advanced topics to help developers design and deliver innovative services on the Web. As part of the ?HTML5 from W3C? XSeries, it follows the HTML5 Introduction and the HTML5 […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Ethiopic Layout Requirements

The Internationalization Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Ethiopic Layout Requirements. This document describes requirements for the layout and presentation of text in languages that use the Ethiopic script when they are used by Web standards and technologies, such as HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, and Digital Publications. By publishing this first […] more...

FPWD of Graphics Accessibility API Mappings, and updates to WAI-ARIA Graphics Module and SVG Accessibility API Mappings WD

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and SVG Working Group have published a First Public Working Draft of Graphics Accessibility API Mappings, along with updated Working Drafts of WAI-ARIA Graphics Module and SVG Accessibility API Mappings. The WAI-ARIA Graphics Module defines core roles specific to web graphics that allow an author to express the […] more...

Two W3C Candidate Recommendations published for Social Web

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: Activity Streams 2.0: This specification details a model for representing potential and completed activities using the JSON format. It is the goal of this specification to provide a JSON-based syntax that is sufficient to express metadata about activities in a rich, human-friendly but machine-processable […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of 3 Candidate Recommendations

The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation for three documents: Web Annotation Data Model: This 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 is simple and convenient, […] more...

Travel Time on the Web from W3C Wiki and Specs

The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento ?Time Travel for the Web? protocol. This is the result of a collaboration with with W3C Member Los Alamos National Laboratory, W3C Systems Team and others. The Memento protocol is a straightforward extension of HTTP that adds a time dimension to the […] more...

Sensors on the Web: APIs Under Wide Review

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Working Draft of the Generic Sensor API, a framework to bring support for any kind of sensors to the Open Web Platform. An updated Working Draft of the Ambient Light API illustrates a concrete sensor API based on this framework. The Working Group has determined that […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Input Events

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Working Draft of Input Events. This specification defines additions to events for text and related input to allow for the monitoring and manipulation of default browser behavior in the context of text editor applications and other applications that deal with text input and text formatting. It builds […] more...

Call for Review: Pointer Lock Proposed Recommendation Published

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Pointer Lock. This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to raw mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and removing the cursor from view. This is an essential input mode for certain classes of applications, […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of its Data on the Web Best Practices

The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published its primary document which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The document provides Best Practices related to the publication and usage of data on the Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. Data should be discoverable and understandable by humans and machines. Where data […] more...

First Public Working Draft: SHACL Core Abstract Syntax and Semantics

The RDF Data Shapes Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of SHACL Core Abstract Syntax and Semantics. This document defines an abstract syntax for the core SHACL (SHApes Constraint Language). It is derived from the SHACL specification and is a non-normative version of the content of that specification. more...

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