CSS Fonts Module Level 3 is now a W3C Recommendation

20 September 2018 | Archive

image demonstrates discretionary ligaturesThe CSS Working Group has published CSS Fonts Module Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation.This CSS Module describes how to specify fonts used in CSS, including Web Fonts downloaded on demand. It also describes how to access advanced typographic features in fonts, and how to control font loading. This specification is implemented in all modern browsers.

More information is available in the blog post: CSS Fonts 3 is a W3C Recommendation.

W3C Proposed Recommendations: TTML1 3rd, TTML2, TTML-IMSC1

4 October 2018 | Archive

The Timed Text Working Group published the following specifications as W3C Proposed Recommendations:

The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for the purpose of interchange among authoring systems. TTML Profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion to other subtitling and captioning formats.

Comments are welcome through 1 November 2018.

Updated Candidate Recommendation for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2

4 October 2018 | Archive

The W3C SVG Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. TThis 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 be viewed stand-alone, mixed with HTML content, or embedded using XML namespaces within other XML languages. SVG also supports dynamic changes; script can be used to create interactive documents, and animations can be performed using declarative animation features or by using script.

WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 and Graphics Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 are W3C Recommendations

2 October 2018 | Archive

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group has published WAI-ARIA Graphics Module 1.0 (Graphics-ARIA) and Graphics Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 (Graphics-AAM) as W3C Recommendations. Graphics-ARIA defines core roles specific to web graphics which allow an author to express the logical structure of the graphic to assistive technologies in order improve accessibility of graphics. Graphics-AAM defines how user agents map the WAI-ARIA Graphics Module markup to platform accessibility APIs. Assistive technologies could then enable semantic navigation and adapt styling and interactive features, to provide an optimal experience for the audience. Read about the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Upcoming Workshop: Strong Authentication and Identity

1 October 2018 | Archive

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Strong Authentication and Identity, December 10-11 2018, in Redmond, WA, USA. The event is hosted by Microsoft.

This workshop will look to provide an existing standards landscape, roadmap and potential future work for how strong identity and strong authentication should work on the web. A successful workshop will be how to align recent W3C specifications (WebAuthn, Verifiable Claims, Web Payments) and work that is ongoing in the W3C Credentials Community Group (DID, DIDAuth) along with IETF and ISO, as well as other existing community standards such as Open ID Connect, Oauth, SAML, etc.

The scope includes:

  • Strong Authentication: FIDO, WebAuthn, IFAA, DIDAuth, OpenID Connect
  • Strong Identity: ISO 29003, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
  • Decentralized Identity (DID): Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies, Verifiable Credentials
  • Federation: OpenID Connect, SAML, DID
  • Credentials: Verifiable Credentials, JWT, JSON-LD, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
  • Requirements: Ease of Use, Accessibility, Internationalization, Security, Privacy

For more information on the workshop, please see details and submission instructions. Expression of Interest and position statements are due by 29 October 2018.

W3C Invites Implementations of WebRTC 1.0 and Identity for WebRTC 1.0

27 September 2018 | Archive

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group invites implementations of two Candidate Recommendations:

  • WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers: 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.
  • Identity for WebRTC 1.0: this document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to allow and application using WebRTC to assert an identity, and to mark media streams as only viewable by another identity.

First Public Working Draft: Device Memory

25 September 2018 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Device Memory. This document defines a HTTP Client Hint header to surface device capability for memory i.e. device RAM, in order to enable web apps to customize content depending on device memory constraints.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Scrollbars Module Level 1

25 September 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Scrollbars Module Level 1. CSS Scrollbars standardizes the ability to color scrollbars introduced in 2000 by Windows IE 5.5. This is useful when building web applications which use color schemes very different from the appearance of default platform scrollbars.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc.

W3C Invites Implementations of Web Audio API

18 September 2018 | Archive

image of modular routing The Audio Working Group invites implementations of Web Audio API Candidate Recommendation. Web Audio is a high-level Web API for processing and synthesizing audio in web applications. The primary paradigm is of an audio routing graph, where a number of AudioNode objects are connected together to define the overall audio rendering. The actual processing will primarily take place in the underlying implementation, but using AudioWorklet, direct script processing and synthesis from JavaScript or WebAssembly is also supported.

Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Italian

13 September 2018 | Archive

Screenshot showing the w3c logo and the title of the W3C WCAG 2.1 Web Content Accessibility GuidelinesToday the World Wide Web Consortium released the Authorized Italian Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Linee guida per l’accessibilità dei contenuti Web (WCAG) 2.1, contributed by International Web Association (IWA). This translation of WCAG 2.1 coincides with the adoption of the EU Web Accessibility Directive and the related European Standard EN 301 549, which refers to WCAG 2.1. You may read W3C Blog post to learn more about the Adoption of WCAG 2.1 in Europe. Roberto Scano from IWA, who coordinated the translation, published a blog post in Italian.

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) encourages the development of W3C Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.1 in all languages. Read about the Policy for W3C Authorized Translations.

Call for Review: Selectors Level 3 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

11 September 2018 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Selectors Level 3. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and are designed to be usable in performance-critical code. This document describes the selectors that already exist in CSS1 [CSS1] and CSS2 [CSS21], and further introduces new selectors for CSS3 and other languages that may need them.

Comments are welcome through 12 October 2018.

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