The SVG Working Group has published a Working Draft of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2. This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 2, a language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. Changes in this working draft include introduction of a new ‘hatch’ element as a refinement on patterns, improved accessibility and integration with HTML through the addition of the ‘tabindex’ attribute and changes to the ‘foreignObject’ element, addition of a new 'auto-start-reverse' attribute value for markers, clarification of CSS transforms on SVG content, and various updates to bring SVG closer in line with CSS best practices. See the full list of modifications in the SVG changes appendix. Learn more about the Graphics Activity.
W3C published today a report summarizing the Open Data on the Web workshop that took place in April. The report summarizes the major themes discussed and conclusions arising from them. Participants discussed how to bridge the gap between the worlds of tabular and linked data, and how to ensure the long term growth of the Web as a platform for data.
Sponsored by Google, Adobe and Microsoft, the workshop was organized by W3C in conjunction with the Open Data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation, and hosted by Google at Campus London. Learn more about the Semantic Web.
The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) invites comments on a new draft document: Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility. Easy Checks helps you assess if a Web page addresses accessibility. It provides simple steps for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed to be quick and easy, rather than definitive. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
One aspect of mobile accessibility is how web browsers on mobile devices support the accessibility needs of people with disabilities. Accessibility of web browsers is covered in User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG). The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG) today published an updated Working Draft of Implementing UAAG 2.0, which explains how browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work with assistive technologies. The update provides a page of Mobile Accessibility Examples from UAAG that show how web browsers that follow UAAG benefit people with disabilities using the Web on mobile devices. Learn more about W3C WAI's broader work related to Mobile Accessibility and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The HTML Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of the HTML5 Image Description Extension. This specification defines the "longdesc" attribute that enables web authors to provide longer text descriptions for complex images. It is developed by the HTML Accessibility Task Force in coordination with the HTML Working Group and the WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG). Please see important additional information in the call for review e-mail. This Working Draft is available for review through 20 June 2013 to determine if there are any outstanding issues before it progresses to Last Call. Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
The Web Applications Working Group has published two documents today:
Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.
The W3C Advisory Committee has filled four open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. Beginning 1 July 2013, the nine Advisory Board participants are Ann Bassetti (Boeing), Jim Bell (HP), Tantek Çelik (Mozilla), Michael Champion (Microsoft), Steve Holbrook (IBM), Charles McCathieNevile (Yandex), Qiuling Pan (Huawei), Jean-Charles Verdié (MStar Semiconductor), and Chris Wilson (Google). Many thanks to Ora Lassila (Nokia) and Takeshi Natsuno (Keio University) whose term ends this month. Read more about the Advisory Board.
The HTML Working Group has updated three Working Drafts and published three Group Notes:
Learn more about the HTML Activity.
The Technical Architecture Group has published the First Public Working Draft of URLs in Data Primer. This document describes how to define data formats and publish the information necessary to support an application in determining which mode is intended when it encounters a URL in data. Learn more about the Technical Architecture Group.
The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Content Security Policy 1.1. This document defines a policy language used to declare a set of content restrictions for a Web resource, and a mechanism for transmitting the policy from a server to a client where the policy is enforced. Learn more about the Security Activity.
W3C announced today Get Smart: Smart Homes, Cars and Devices on the Web, a W3C Workshop on Rich Multimodal Application Development, 22-23 July 2013, Metropolitan New York/NJ, USA. The event is hosted by Openstream.
The goal of this workshop is to highlight the merits of HTML5 and the W3C Multimodal Interaction (MMI) Architecture and to demonstrate the maturity of the MMI Architecture and its suitability for developing innovative and compelling user-experiences across applications/devices.
This Workshop is of particular interest to industries seeking to leverage the dramatic increase in new modes of interaction, such as speech, touch, gesture, handwriting, video cameras, and other sensors. Industries including health care, financial services, publishing, broadcasting, automotive, gaming, TV's, and consumer devices will find this workshop especially valuable as a way to learn how W3C standards support these new forms of interaction.
W3C membership is not required for participation. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit a position paper by 24 June.
On 18 June the MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group holds a showcase event in Dublin about the upcoming Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 specification. Group participants demonstrate implementations for authoring ITS 2.0 data categories, for using them in localization workflows, and for improving machine translation or other language technology processes with ITS 2.0. Participation is free, but registration is required. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity.
In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to a disclosure related to the Push API specification published by the Web Applications 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, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Public comments regarding this disclosure may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (with public archive). Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.
Registration is open for the W3C HTML5 training course that starts 3 June 2013 and lasts six weeks. Experienced trainer Michel Buffa will cover the techniques developers and designers need to create great Web pages and apps. Topics include video, animations, forms, and APIs to create location-based services, as well as offline applications. Students receive a certificate upon course completion. Register and learn more about W3DevCampus, W3C's online training for Web developers.
The Government Linked Data Working Group has published two Group Notes today:
Learn more about the eGovernment Activity.
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group and the SVG Working Group have published a Working Draft of Filter Effects 1.0. Filter effects are a way of processing an element's rendering before it is displayed in the document. Typically, rendering an element via CSS or SVG can conceptually be described as if the element, including its children, are drawn into a buffer (such as a raster image) and then that buffer is composited into the elements parent. Filters apply an effect before the compositing stage. Examples of such effects are blurring, changing color intensity and warping the image. Although originally designed for use in SVG, filter effects are a set of operations to apply on an image buffer and therefore can be applied to nearly any presentational environment, including CSS. They are triggered by a style instruction (the ‘filter’ property). This specification describes filters in a manner that allows them to be used in content styled by CSS, such as HTML and SVG. It also defines a CSS property value function that produces a CSS <image> value. Learn more about the Style Activity, and the Graphics Activity.
The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published three Working Drafts today:
Learn more about the Style Activity.
W3C is pleased to invite the Japanese developer community to attend the first ever W3C developer meetup, in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday 8 June 2013. Chaired by Marie-Claire Forgue (W3C) and Kensaku Komatsu (NTT Communications), the event's agenda consists of a mix of presentations and demonstrations by W3C members and staff, on topics such as HTML5, CSS3, Web Security, Testing, etc. Web designers and application developers are encouraged to gather for an evening of discussions and networking. Participation in the meetup is open to anyone at no cost, but space is limited. Please register before 6 June 2013. W3C warmly thanks both GREE for hosting the event and html5j for additional support.
The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of User Interface Security Directives for Content Security Policy. This document defines directives for the Content Security Policy mechanism to declare a set of input protections for a web resource's user interface, defines a non-normative set of heuristics for Web user agents to implement these input protections, and a reporting mechanism for when they are triggered. Learn more about the Security Activity.