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 ANU Future of the Web Roadshow: Data drives the Smart City

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to Data Drives the Smart City, to be held in Melbourne 7 May, Canberra 8 May and Sydney 10 May, 2018. The half day conference will explore the challenges and progress made in the technology and underpinning standards framework needed to enable smart cities. You will hear from leading experts in the field on how challenges are being tackled.

W3C is the international body founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee for developing standards for the web, with the mission of leading the web to its full potential.

ANU is Australia’s top-ranked university striving to do world-class research and to educate in-demand graduates ready to address complex contemporary challenges.

Agenda details can be found here.

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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…

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First Public Working Draft: CSS Layout API Level 1

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Layout API Level 1. This specification describes an API which allows developers to layout a box in response to computed style and box tree changes. more...

Login with no password ? Major Standards Milestone in Global Effort Towards Simpler, Stronger Authentication on the Web

W3C and the FIDO Alliance have achieved a major standards milestone in the global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world. The completion of the FIDO2 standardization efforts, the recent advancement of Web Authentication (WebAuthn) to Candidate Recommendation, ?and the commitment of leading browser vendors to implement? enable users […] more...

First Public Working Note of the Web of Things Protocol Binding Templates; updated WoT drafts

The Web of Things provides layered interoperability between Things by using the WoT Interfaces and enables applications to interact with and orchestrate connected Things at Web scale. The Web of Things (WoT) Working Group has published today: A First Public Working Group Note of the Web of Things (WoT) Protocol Binding Templates. This document describes […] more...

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group

The W3C Advisory Committee has elected Kenneth Rohde Christiansen (Intel Corporation) to fill the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) additional seat created by the adoption of Process 2018. He joins co-Chairs Tim Berners-Lee, Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics), Peter Linss (W3C Invited Expert), continuing participants David Baron (Mozilla Foundation), Hadley Beeman (W3C Invited Expert), Travis Leithead […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Graphics-ARIA and Graphics-AAM

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group invites implementations of two documents: WAI-ARIA Graphics Module (Graphics-ARIA): Assistive technologies need semantic information about the structures and expected behaviors of a document in order to convey appropriate information to persons with disabilities. This specification defines a WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA-1.1] module of core roles specific to web graphics. […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Encoding

The Internationalization Working Group invites implementations of an updated 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. The other […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1

The Web Authentication Working Group invites implementations of the Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. Conceptually, one or more public key […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of the Sensor APIs

The Device and Sensors Working Group invites implementations of the Candidate Recommendation for six documents, namely: Generic Sensor API: Generic Sensor API defines a framework for exposing sensor data to the Open Web Platform in a consistent way. It does so by defining a blueprint for writing specifications of concrete sensors along with an abstract […] more...

Call for Review: CSS Color Module Level 3 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of CSS Color Module Level 3. 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 Invites Implementations of the CSS Fonts Module Level 3

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Fonts Module Level 3. This CSS3 module describes how font properties are specified and how font resources are loaded dynamically. The contents of this specification are a consolidation of content previously divided into CSS3 Fonts and CSS3 Web Fonts modules. The description […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of the Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2)

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of the Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2) Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies the Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), Version 2, also known as TTML2, in terms of a vocabulary and semantics thereof. The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for […] more...

First Public Working Draft: CSS Text Decoration Module Level 4

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Text Decoration Module Level 4. This module contains the features of CSS relating to text decoration, such as underlines, text shadows, and emphasis marks. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, […] more...

ACT Rules Format 1.0 Working Draft Updated

An updated Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format was published today by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). This draft addresses all comments received on the previous draft. Most importantly, the “Selector” approach was replaced with “Applicability” and “Expectation” pairs, to make ACT Rules less procedural. This draft is accompanied by […] more...

W3C Opens Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Special Election

The W3C Advisory Committee having nominated three individuals, is invited today to vote until 2 April 2018 for one seatin the 2018 special election to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) per Process Document now granting an additional seat. The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered under the W3C Process Document, […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of the High Resolution Time Level 2

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of High Resolution Time Level 2. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. more...

WOFF File Format 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

The WebFonts Working Group has published WOFF File Format 2.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Based on experience with WOFF 1.0, which is widely deployed, this specification was developed to provide improved compression and thus lower use of network bandwidth, while still allowing fast decompression even on mobile devices. This is achieved by combining a content-aware […] more...

Call for Review: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1) is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Timed Text Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of [TTML1]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script

The Arabic Layout Task Force, part of the W3C Internationalization Interest Group, has published a First Public Working Draft of Text Layout Requirements for the Arabic Script. This document describes the basic requirements for Arabic script layout and text support on the Web and in eBooks. These requirements provide information for Web technologies such as […] more...

WebAssembly First Public Working Drafts

The WebAssembly Working Group has published three First Public Working Drafts: WebAssembly Core Specification describes version 1.0 of the core WebAssembly standard, a safe, portable, low-level code format designed for efficient execution and compact representation. WebAssembly JavaScript Interface provides an explicit JavaScript API for interacting with WebAssembly. WebAssembly Web API describes the integration of WebAssembly […] more...

ODRL 2.2 is now a W3C Recommendation

The Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group has just published a Recommendation for two documents, namely: ODRL Information ModelThe Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) is a policy expression language that provides a flexible and interoperable information model, vocabulary, and encoding mechanisms for representing statements about the usage of content and services. The ODRL Information Model […] more...

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 […] more...

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 […] more...

W3C Announces All-out Spec Template Redesign Collaboration

W3C today announced a collaboration with Jefferson University User Experience and Interaction Design program, which has established a class and a small working group of student designers to re-design the W3C?s specification template, aiming to make the standards for the web easier to use. The scope, requirements and audiences considerations are listed in the SpecProd/Restyle […] more...

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 […] more...

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 […] more...

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