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W3C Extends HTML Working Charter: HTML5 Last Call in May 2011 and Recommendation in 2014

14 February 2011 | Archive

HTML5 W3C extends today the charter of the HTML Working Group, reaffirming the commitment for HTML5 to reach Last Call in May 2011, and announcing plans to reach Recommendation by 2014. "Even as innovation continues, advancing HTML5 to Recommendation provides the entire Web ecosystem with a stable, tested, interoperable specification," said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. W3C is developing a comprehensive test suite to help achieve broad interoperability for the full specification. Stable specifications are useful targets for interoperability at the same time that innovation never ceases. Therefore, to fulfill the W3C HTML Working Group's mission, W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee encourages the participants to begin discussion of requirements for future versions of HTML after HTML5 reaches Last Call. Read more in the press release and learn more about HTML.

CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3 Draft Published

17 February 2011 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3. This CSS Image Values and Replaced Content module has two parts. First, it defines the syntax for image values in CSS. image values can be a single URI to an image, a list of URIs denoting a series of fallbacks, a reference to an element in the document, or gradients. Second, it defines properties used to control the interaction of replaced content and the CSS layout algorithms. These properties can affect the used image resolution for bitmaps, the replaced object's orientation, and whether and how to preserve the object's aspect ratio. Learn more about the Style Activity.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) Authorized Translations Now in Six Languages

16 February 2011 | Archive

Today two more Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.0 were published, bringing the total to six languages. These were developed through the Policy for Authorized W3C Translations and they can be used for official purposes. W3C encourages translation of specifications and resources into all languages; see W3C Translations. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly encourages the development of W3C Authorized Translations of WCAG 2.0 and other technical specifications to facilitate their adoption and implementation internationally; see Translating WAI Documents. To find out if WCAG is available in your language, see the WCAG 2.0 Translations list, which also lists unofficial translations. Additional perspectives are in the "WCAG 2.0 in your mother tongue" blog post. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3; Updates Text Level 3

15 February 2011 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3, which contains the features of CSS Level 3 relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to CSS Level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows. The Working Group also updated a Working Draft of CSS Text Level 3, which 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 CSS Test Suite and the W3C Style Activity.

W3C Opens Germany and Austria Office at DFKI

10 February 2011 | Archive

W3C announces today the opening of a new W3C Germany and Austria Office, hosted at the Project Office Berlin of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology based on Artificial Intelligence. W3C and DFKI celebrate today this collaborative effort at an opening event, at Theseus Innovation Center in Berlin. "European research and industry have a clear role in shaping the future of the Web," said Dr. Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. "Increased participation from key German and Austrian industries will not only impact positively their businesses and innovation strategies, but will also influence W3C's international landscape." Read more in the press release and learn about the W3C Offices Program.

W3C Launches Web Performance Interest Group

08 February 2011 | Archive

Today W3C launches a new Web Performance Interest Group, whose mission is to create a faster user experience on the Web. The Interest Group will produce use cases and requirements for future deliverables of the Web Performance Working Group. The Interest Group will provide a forum to discuss Web performance initiatives across web publishers, vendors, developers, and users with the goal of identifying areas for standardization. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

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  • 2011-03-01 (1 MAR)

    Internationalisierung bei XML

    by Felix Sasaki

    Markupforum 2011

    Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2011-03-01 (1 MAR)

    HTML5, mobile web, and open web standards

    by Eyal Sela

    Guest lecture at The Jerusalem College of Technology

    Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2011-03-08 (8 MAR)

    The open web platform - HTML5 and open web standards

    by Eyal Sela

    Guest lecture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

    Beer Sheva, Israel

  • 2011-03-11 (11 MAR)

    Think Mobile First, Then Enhance

    by Karl Dubost

    Confoo 2011

    Montreal, Canada

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