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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ANU students bring satellite imagery out of the scientific closet

A group of international professionals and academics of the OGC/W3C Spatial Data on the Web Working Group have collaborated with a team of Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Computer Science students, in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and the ANU TechLauncher initiative to efficiently weave satellite imagery into Web applications. more…

W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC 2017)

The Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC 2017) wil be happening 6-9 November in Burlingame, California. W3C Community Groups are invited to participate in TPAC2017. Community Groups will be able to hold a 2 hour meeting on Monday (6 Nov), Tuesday (7 Nov), Thursday (8 Nov) or Friday (9 Nov) in up to 4 groups each day.

The Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC) brings together W3C Technical Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work. The face to face meetings and discussions provide invaluable benefits for the members. For further details and registration, see the program website (link).

CAUL Publishing Workshop in Sydney

CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) publishing symposium, to be held on July 11-12. Hosted by the University of Technology Sydney at Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (UTS Business School). the symposium aims to bring together University publishing specialists and innovative digital and print service providers to share practical knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing environment that is international scholarly communication.

The program for CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is available in this page, and registration can be done online in this page.

Karen Myers’s Podcast on W3C Business Development Americas and Australia

Karen Myers, W3C Business Development Americas and Australia, gave a introduction of W3C, the importance of Web standards, and focused on recent work on Web security, Web Payments, Web of Things and Publishing. The podcase is available at: https://youtu.be/-4Bw21l_xqc and the slides are available here.

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…

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First Public Working Draft: Payment Method Manifest

The Web Payments Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Payment Method Manifest. This specification is designed to increase the security of payment applications. It defines the machine-readable manifest file, known as a payment method manifest, that describes how a payment method participates in the Web Payments ecosystem. more...

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 final Working Draft

A final Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been published for wide review before a planned advance to Candidate Recommendation in January 2018. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, which extends Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible to people with […] more...

Update to the Candidate Recommendation: CSS Writing Modes Level 3; First Public Working Draft: CSS Writing Modes Level 4

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3. This document defines CSS support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical (e.g. Asian scripts). Along with this updated Candidate […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis

The Accessible Platform Architectures and Accessibility Guidelines Working Groups have published a First Public Working Draft of Cognitive Accessibility Roadmap and Gap Analysis. Developed by the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force, it explores user needs for people with cognitive or learning disabilities and identifies where additional web content authoring guidance is needed to […] more...

Call for Review: ActivityPub is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Social Web Working Group has published a Proposed 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 content. […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Color Module Level 3

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of the CSS Color Module Level 3 Candidate Recommendation. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language for describing the rendering of HTML and XML documents on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. It uses color-related properties and values to color the text, backgrounds, borders, and other parts of elements […] more...

W3C releases video introducing Web Accessibility and W3C Standards

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has released a video introducing Web Accessibility and W3C Standards. The four-minute video highlights why accessibility is the right thing to do, how it is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. It was published as part of an accessibility project the Internet Society (ISOC) is working […] more...

W3C opens Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election

The W3C Advisory Committee having nominated four individuals, is invited today to vote until 5 January 2018 for two seats in the 2017 election to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG). The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered under the W3C Process Document, with stewardship of the Web architecture. Some aspects […] more...

Call for Review: HTML Media Capture is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML Media Capture. The HTML Media Capture specification defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as a camera, or microphone, from within a file upload control.Comments are welcome through 26 December 2017. more...

Second Patent Advisory Group for Web Payments Working Group Launched

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to specifications of the Web Payments Working Group; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, […] more...

W3C Strategic Highlights ? November 2017

W3C released today its W3C Strategic Highlights ? November 2017, a comprehensive survey of the essential work W3C conducts to achieve a Web for All, and select recent work in many areas where the Web can solve arising problems for real people. A strong emphasis in this report is on the core of the Web […] more...

Upcoming Workshop: Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies

W3C announced today Web5G: Aligning evolutions of network and Web technologies Workshop, January 22-23 2018, in London, UK. The event is hosted by GSMA. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together telecommunications operators, network equipment providers, content delivery networks, browser vendors, and application developers to evaluate and prepare for the impact of […] more...

Call for Review: Indexed Database API 2.0 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Indexed Database API 2.0. This document 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 application developer directly uses an API […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of the WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers Candidate Recommendation. This document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to allow media to be sent to and received from another browser or device implementing the appropriate set of real-time protocols. This specification is being developed in […] more...

Call for Review: HTML 5.2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.2. This specification defines the 5th major version, second 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...

Call for Review: DPub-ARIA 1.0 and DPub-AAM 1.0 are W3C Proposed Recommendations

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published Proposed Recommendations of Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 and Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings. DPub-ARIA defines a WAI-ARIA module encompassing an ontology of roles, states and properties specific to the digital publishing industry. This allows an author to convey user interface behaviors and structural information to […] more...

Call for Review: WAI-ARIA 1.1 and Core-AAM 1.1 are W3C Proposed Recommendations

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published Proposed Recommendations of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 and Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1. WAI-ARIA recommends approaches for developers to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA 1.1 adds features new since WAI-ARIA 1.0 to complete the HTML + ARIA accessibility […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Preload

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementations of the Preload Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines the preload keyword that may be used with link elements. This keyword provides a declarative fetch primitive that initiates an early fetch and separates fetching from resource execution. more...

Time Ontology in OWL is a W3C Recommendation

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Time Ontology in OWL specification. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about topological (ordering) relations among instants and intervals, together with information about durations, and about temporal position including date-time information. Time positions and durations may be expressed […] more...

Semantic Sensor Network Ontology is a W3C Recommendation

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology. The specification defines an ontology for describing sensors and their observations, the involved procedures, the studied features of interest, the samples used to do so, and the observed properties, as well as actuators. SSN follows a […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Remote Playback API

The Second Screen Working Group invites implementations of the Remote Playback API Candidate Recommendation. The specification defines an API extending the HTMLMediaElement interface of HTML that enables controlling remote playback of media from a web page. more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)

The Tracking Protection Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation ofTracking Preference Expression (DNT). This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP mechanism for expressing a user’s preference regarding tracking, an HTML DOM property to make that expression readable by scripts, and APIs that allow scripts to register exceptions granted […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation ofCSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1. The specification describes a CSS box model optimized for user interface design. In the flex layout model, the children of a flex container can be laid out in any direction, and can ?flex? their sizes, either growing […] more...

Call for Review: Page Visibility Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed 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. Page Visibility Level 2 replaces the first version of Page Visibility and includes a few […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3. This draft contains the features of CSS relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows. […] more...

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