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Report: Social Business - Next Steps after the Jam

17 January 2012 | Archive

W3C Jam image W3C today published the final report of the Social Business Jam. The report authors recommended starting a W3C Social Business Community Group to evolve social standards around customer-driven use-cases. Participants in the the event, which took place last November using IBM's Collaboration Jam platform, explored how standards around social networking, such as those developed by the Federated Social Web XG, could lead to increased innovation throughout the business cycle. Over 1000 participants discussed topics such as identity management, mobile, attention, business processes, integration, and metrics. W3C invites people to join the Social Business Community Group.

Call for Review of two XML Schema Proposed Recommendations

19 January 2012 | Archive

The XML Schema Working Group has published Proposed Recommendations of two specifications: W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 Part 1: Structures, W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 Part 2: Datatypes. The former specifies the XML Schema Definition Language, which offers facilities for describing the structure and constraining the contents of XML documents, including those which exploit the XML Namespace facility. The schema language, which is itself represented in an XML vocabulary and uses namespaces, substantially reconstructs and considerably extends the capabilities found in XML document type definitions (DTDs). This specification depends on XML Schema Definition Language 1.1 Part 2: Datatypes, which defines facilities for defining datatypes to be used in XML Schemas as well as other XML specifications. The datatype language, which is itself represented in XML, provides a superset of the capabilities found in XML document type definitions (DTDs) for specifying datatypes on elements and attributes. Comments are welcome through 20 February. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 2.0 Draft Published

19 January 2012 | Archive

The XML Print and Page Layout Working Group has published a Working Draft of Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 2.0. XSL-FO is an XML vocabulary that uses CSS and additional properties for formatting documents to paged media. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

CSS Text Level 3 Draft Published

19 January 2012 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Text Level 3. This CSS3 module defines properties for text manipulation and specifies their processing model. It covers line breaking, justification and alignment, white space handling, text decoration and text transformation. Learn more about the Style Activity.

XMLHttpRequest Level 2 Draft Published

18 January 2012 | Archive

The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working Draft of XMLHttpRequest Level 2. The XMLHttpRequest specification defines an API that provides scripted client functionality for transferring data between a client and a server. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Workshop Report: Linked Enterprise Data Workshop

18 January 2012 | Archive

W3C today published the final report of the Linked Enterprise Data Workshop, hosted by W3C on the 6-7 December in Cambridge, MA, USA. This workshop provided a way for the community to meet and discuss some of the challenges when deploying application relying on the principles of Linked Data. The presentations covered many different topics, ranging from the benefits a set of additional conventions would bring to specific technical issues such as the challenges of dealing with the reality that URLs do change sometimes, as well as the need for a more robust security model, and specific gaps in the current set of standards.

Participants of the Workshop agreed that W3C should create a Working Group to define a “Linked Data Platform”. This is expected to be an enumeration of specifications which constitute Linked Data, with some small additional specifications to cover specific functionality such as pagination. We anticipate a draft charter will be available in the coming weeks.

W3C Invites Implementations of Navigation Timing

18 January 2012 | Archive

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Navigation Timing. User latency is an important quality benchmark for Web Applications. While JavaScript-based mechanisms can provide comprehensive instrumentation for user latency measurements within an application, in many cases, they are unable to provide a complete end-to-end latency picture. To address the need for complete information on user experience, this document introduces the PerformanceTiming interfaces. This interface allows JavaScript mechanisms to provide complete client-side latency measurements within applications. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Last Call: CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI)

18 January 2012 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Basic User Interface Module Level 3 (CSS3 UI). The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language for describing the rendering of HTML and XML documents on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. It uses various selectors, properties and values to style basic user interface elements in a document. This specification describes those user interface related selectors, properties and values that are proposed for CSS level 3 to style HTML and XML (including XHTML and XForms). It includes and extends user interface related features from the selectors, properties and values of CSS level 2 revision 1 and Selectors specifications. Comments are welcome through 14 February. Learn more about the Style Activity.

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  • 2012-01-23 (23 JAN)

    Semantic Publishing: Just a buzzword? The current state of the Semantic Web and a hands-on example of multidimensional microcontent

    APE 2012

    Berlin, Germany, Germany

  • 2012-02-12 (12 FEB)

    ICC Color Management in SVG2

    by Chris Lilley

    OpenIcc @ FOSDEM

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 2012-02-14 (14 FEB)

    Le Web, plate-forme de convergence des appareils mobiles connectés

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    Autour du W3C : nouveaux standards et Web Mobile

    Lille, France

  • 2012-02-27 (27 FEB)

    Building the Business Case in your Organization

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU at CSUN

    San Diego, CA, USA

  • 2012-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Options for Multimodal Applications -- platforms, standards, and tools

    by Deborah Dahl

    Mobile Voice 2012

    San Francisco, USA

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