W3C launches First HTML5 Course in new partnership with edX

31 March 2015 | Archive

W3Cx logoIn support of its on-going commitment to developer training programs, the W3C today announced a new member partnership with edX on its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform under the name W3Cx. The W3Cx courses mean that thousands of developers around the world will have greater access to high quality training programs developed by W3C.

The first W3Cx course, HTML5-part 1, will focus on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level. It is widely recognized that HTML5 is and will be the essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. HTML5-part 1 will be taught by Michel Buffa Professor at the University of Côte d’Azur (UFR Sciences). Read the course description and register for the W3Cx course HTML5-part 1 which starts 1 June 2015. To learn more, read the press release.

First Public Working Draft: HTML Accessibility API Mappings (HTML-AAM)

7 April 2015 | Archive

The Protocols and Formats Working Group and HTML Working Group published a First Public Working Draft of HTML Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (HTML-AAM). This specification defines how user agents map HTML markup to platform accessibility application programming interfaces (APIs). Documenting these mappings promotes interoperable exposure of roles, states, properties, and events implemented by accessibility APIs, and helps to ensure that this information appears in a manner consistent with author intent. It provides HTML-specific guidance to define how the HTML user agent must respond to keyboard focus, native HTML features, and role, state, and property attributes provided in web content via WAI-ARIA. It is part of a set of technology-specific modules that provide accessibility API mapping support for features in WAI-ARIA 1.1.

The mappings defined in this specification were previously published as HTML to Platform Accessibility APIs Implementation Guide. Since the time that document was created, work on WAI-ARIA 1.1 and HTML 5.1 have led to a larger set of related Accessibility API mappings and the need to express the mappings for various technologies in a consistent manner, so that earlier draft specification will be retired. Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

First Public Working Draft: The Permissions API Draft Published

7 April 2015 | Archive

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of The Permissions API. The Permissions API allows a web application to be aware of the status of a given permission, to know if it is granted, denied or if the user will be asked whether the permission should be granted. Learn more about the Security Activity.

Call for Review: HTML5 Web Messaging Proposed Recommendation Published

7 April 2015 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML5 Web Messaging. This specification defines two mechanisms for communicating between browsing contexts in HTML documents. Comments are welcome through 05 May. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Call for review: Proposal to Relicense Contacts API, Messaging API and Telephony API Specifications

7 April 2015 | Archive

Today the W3C Advisory Committee Representatives received a Proposal to license the Contacts API, Messaging API and Telephony API Specifications. Pursuant to the W3C Policy on Relicensing Unfinished W3C Specifications, the Director proposes to relicense the Specifications under a choice of license: CC-BY, W3C Software License or BSD 2-clause license. In the event that W3C chooses a default permissive license during or after this relicensing, W3C will also make the Specifications available under such license. Public comments are welcome through 5 May 2015.

Upcoming Workshop: Digital Marketing

13 March 2015 | Archive

W3C announced today the W3C Workshop on Digital Marketing, 29-30 April 2015, in Tampa, Florida (USA). The event is hosted by Nielsen.

Digital Marketing and the ecosystem surrounding it are growing at an unprecedented pace as consumers take advantage of new devices, features, and content on the Web; our core focus. As the Open Web Platform and technologies such as HTML5 continue to expand and offer new functionalities, brands, interactive marketers, content publishers and third party providers are calling W3C’s attention to gaps and challenges.

Our goal is to better understand which changes to the Open Web Platform would help improve interoperability, increase efficiencies, enable new innovations, and enhance communications. Topics of discussion include Security, and interaction with security measures; Data-gathering and measurement; performance, etc. W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 10 April 2015.

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  • 2015-04-14 (14 APR)

    Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    by Deborah Dahl

    Philly Tech Week -- EvoHaX

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 2015-04-18 (18 APR)

    20 years of CSS:
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    by Daniel Glazman

    Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

    Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

  • 2015-04-21 (21 APR)

    Natural Language Interaction with the Web of Things

    by Deborah Dahl

    Mobile Voice Conference 2015

    San Jose, California, USA

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