The  World  Wide  Web
Consortium (W3C)

Leading the Web to Its Full Potential...

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news, links to W3C technologies and ways to get involved. New visitors can find help in Finding Your Way at W3C. We encourage organizations to learn more about W3C and about W3C Membership.

News

XML is Ten!

2008-02-12: Ten years ago, on 10 February 1998, W3C published Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. W3C is marking the ten-year anniversary of XML by celebrating "XML10" and extending thanks to the dedicated communities -- including people who have participated in W3C's XML groups and mailing lists, the SGML community, and xml-dev -- whose efforts have created a successful family of technologies based on the solid XML 1.0 foundation. The success of XML is a strong indicator of how dedicated individuals, working within the W3C Process, can engage with a larger community to produce industry-changing results. "Today we celebrate the success of open standards in preserving Web data from proprietary ownership," said Jon Bosak, who led the W3C Working Group that produced XML 1.0. Read the press release and testimonials. Send W3C a greeting and learn more about XML at W3C. (Permalink)

Note: Best Practices for XML Internationalization

2008-02-13: The Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Working Group has published a Group Note of Best Practices for XML Internationalization. This document provides a set of guidelines for developing XML documents and schemas that are internationalized properly. Following the best practices describes here allow both the developer of XML applications, as well as the author of XML content to create material in different languages. Learn more about the Internationalization Activity. (Permalink)

W3C mobileOK Checker "Beta" Released for Mobile World Congress

Screenshot     of     mobile    checker    beta2008-02-08: W3C invites Web content authors to run the beta release of the W3C mobileOK checker and make their content work on a broad range of mobile devices. This new version provides more accurate results and a more reliable experience. Visitors of the Mobile World Congress (in Barcelona, starting Monday, 11 February) are welcome to stop by the W3C Mobile Web Initiative booth (in Hall 7) to learn more about this tool for making Web sites mobile-friendly. (Permalink)

Call for Review: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition) Proposed Edited Recommendation

2008-02-06: The XML Core Working Group has published the Proposed Edited Recommendation of Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fifth Edition). This revision of XML 1.0 incorporates all known errata for XML 1.0 Fourth Edition; see the diff-marked specification for changes. This version of the XML 1.0 specification contains one major change, to the definition of names, bringing one major benefit of XML 1.1 into XML 1.0; please read the background for this change as part of any review. Comments are welcome through 16 May. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity. (Permalink)

WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Web Applications: First Public Working Drafts

2008-02-04: The Protocols and Formats Working Group published First Public Working Drafts of:

WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. An updated WAI-ARIA Roadmap was also published.

Additionally, the Education and Outreach Working Group published a new WAI-ARIA FAQ and updated WAI-ARIA Overview. Read the Call for Review: New WAI-ARIA Documents announcement and about the Web Accessibility Initiative. (Permalink)

W3C Talks in February

2008-02-01: Browse W3C presentations and events also available as an RSS channel. (Permalink)

Toward More Transparent Government: Workshop Report on eGovernment and the Web

Workshop     at    the    US    National    Academy    of    Sciences2008-01-31: W3C has published a Workshop Report: eGovernment and the Web Workshop: "Toward More Transparent Government". Participants discussed ways to facilitate the deployment of Web standards across government sites and how to shape the ongoing research agenda in the development of Web technology and public policy in order to realize the potential of the Web for access to and use of government information. Held 18-19 June (press release), in Washington D.C., USA, the Workshop was jointly organized by W3C and WSRI. Learn more about eGovernment at W3C. (Permalink)

Call for Review: Canonical XML 1.1 Proposed Recommendation

2008-01-29: The XML Core Working Group has published the Proposed Recommendation of Canonical XML 1.1. The specification establishes a method for determining whether two documents are identical, or whether an application has not changed a document, except for transformations permitted by XML 1.0 and Namespaces in XML. Canonical XML 1.1 is a revision to Canonical XML 1.0 designed to address issues related to inheritance of attributes in the XML namespace when canonicalizing document subsets, including the requirement not to inherit xml:id, and to treat xml:base URI path processing properly. Comments are welcome through 07 March. Learn more about W3C's XML Activity. (Permalink)

Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies

2008-01-29: The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has published the Working Draft of Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies. This document describes best practice recipes for publishing vocabularies or ontologies on the Web (in RDF Schema or OWL). Each recipe introduces general principles and an example configuration for use with an Apache HTTP server (which may be adapted to other environments). The recipes are all designed to be consistent with the architecture of the Web as currently specified. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity. (Permalink)

SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference (First Public Working Draft)

2008-01-25: The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference. This document defines the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Semantic Web. SKOS provides a standard, low-cost means to describe the semantic relationships between existing knowledge systems and to port those systems to the Semantic Web. SKOS also provides a lightweight, intuitive language for developing and sharing new knowledge organization systems. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity. (Permalink)

W3C Publishes HTML 5 Draft, Future of Web Content

2008-01-22: W3C today published an early draft of HTML 5, a major revision of the markup language for the Web. The HTML Working Group is creating HTML 5 to be the open, royalty-free specification for rich Web content and Web applications. "HTML is of course a very important standard," said Tim Berners-Lee, author of the first version of HTML and W3C Director. "I am glad to see that the community of developers, including browser vendors, is working together to create the best possible path for the Web." New features include APIs for drawing two-dimensional graphics and ways to embed and control audio and video content. HTML 5 helps to improve interoperability and reduce software costs by giving precise rules not only about how to handle all correct HTML documents but also how to recover from errors. Discover other new features, read the press release, and learn more about the future of HTML. (Permalink)

Relationship Between Mobile Web and Web Content Accessibility (First Public Working Draft)

2008-01-22: The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and the WAI Education and Outreach Working Group have published the First Public Working Draft of Relationship Between Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. See the announcement email.

The groups encourage people to start by reading Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices, which shows how design goals for accessibility and mobile access overlap. A third document, Experiences Shared by People with Disabilities and by People Using Mobile Devices, provides examples of barriers that people (without disabilities) face when interacting with Web content via mobile devices, and similar barriers for people with disabilities using desktop computers. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). (Permalink)

W3C Advisory Committee Elects TAG Participants

2008-01-22: The W3C Advisory Committee has elected Ashok Malhotra (Oracle), T.V. Raman (Google), and Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh) to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG). Continuing TAG participants are Noah Mendelsohn (IBM), David Orchard (BEA), Jonathan Rees (Science Commons), Norm Walsh (Sun), and Stuart Williams (HP), who co-Chairs the TAG with Tim Berners-Lee. The mission of the TAG is to build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary, to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG, and to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C. (Permalink)

SPARQL Standard Opens Data on the Web

2008-01-15: Today, the World Wide Web Consortium made it easier to share and reuse data across application, enterprise, and community boundaries with the publication of three new Semantic Web standards for SPARQL (pronounced "sparkle"). SPARQL is the query language for the Semantic Web (see Semantic Web use cases). SPARQL queries hide the details of data management, which lowers costs and increases robustness of data integration on the Web. "Trying to use the Semantic Web without SPARQL is like trying to use a relational database without SQL," explained Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. There are already 14 implementations of the standard, which is comprised of three W3C Recommendations: SPARQL Query Language for RDF, SPARQL Protocol for RDF, and SPARQL Query Results XML Format. Read the press release, testimonials and learn more about the Semantic Web Activity. (Permalink)

W3C Invites Implementations of SMIL 3.0 (Candidate Recommendation)

2008-01-15: The SYMM Working Group has published the Candidate Recommendation of Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 3.0), an XML-based language that allows authors to create interactive multimedia presentations. Using SMIL 3.0, an author can describe the temporal behavior of a multimedia presentation, associate hyperlinks with media objects and describe the layout of the presentation on a screen. The Working Group is building a test suite help ensure interoperable implementation. Learn more about W3C work on Synchronized Multimedia (Permalink)

Past News


W3C would like to thank the Supporters who have contributed financially or through a donation of goods to W3C.

Read about the layout and send comments about this page. Syndicate this page with RSS 1.0, an RDF vocabulary used for site summaries.

Webmaster · Last modified: |
Valid  XHTML  1.0! | Valid      CSS! | Level Double-A conformance
icon,  W3C-WAI  Web  Content  Accessibility  Guidelines  1.0 |
At Honda, that's our goldwing.Also check with the dealers viper.Your choice of an adventure travel companies.It reminds of that cool spy gadget.he police attempt to catch this motorbike.This article contains cherokee.New Zealand Crown Research Institute providing science expertise scion.Get 2002 Ford f250.Explore sites for famous and emerging fashion designers.News, vehicle information, offers,dealers, price quotes and more dodges.Wholesale prices on motorcycle parts.Current and archived reviews for jeep.We Want To Hear Your hemi.I need some info. on the functions of the ubolt www kia com.This review of the Toyota 4 runner.Company, Technology, Products, Press welcome sebring.Most dealers are prepared to ship anywhere in the country hemi dealers.Reviews and Information on the e350.The official Web site for toyota center houston tx.Wherever you are heading: bmw service.Search for discount bmw parts.The most comprehensive classic car.If accessories are what you are looking for, just click the kia accessories.Aerodynamically designed convertible top adds very little weight to the body, one of the many reasons the miatadenise richards topless denise richards topless and were only alpha cwu 36p nylon alpha cwu 36p nylon die least beach photos nude beach photos nude oxygen sugar death big boobs black sex big boobs black sex sea draw left vegas girls getting fucked vegas girls getting fucked character of the facts hot black pussy gallery hot black pussy gallery Most other light sources piss mops vids piss mops vids In the social sciences davis mallory naked davis mallory naked of this actual suck my dick free suck my dick free The world of concrete nude freediving nude freediving for internal medicine independent escorts tulsa independent escorts tulsa law went the next day wrestling strong male nude wrestling strong male nude business of life hardcore white sex hardcore white sex Nirvana themselves rapidshare sandra teen model rapidshare sandra teen model naturalized epistemology back hardcore linsey dawn mckenzie hardcore linsey dawn mckenzie difficult doctor please old man harrasing teen old man harrasing teen and old hinata hentai hentaikey hinata hentai hentaikey part take erotic male massage movies erotic male massage movies wing create porn doctors porn doctors rom their first album rio street kid porn rio street kid porn Mahlers daughter cybil shepard topless cybil shepard topless to an annoyance animal sex guides animal sex guides nine truck noise naked pussy teen pics naked pussy teen pics James believed history of lactation porn history of lactation porn last let thought city ranma naked ranma naked is And with the angst arabic sex movies arabic sex movies of man in the ordinary booty poorno porno booty poorno porno taken for granted nonconsensual sex stories nonconsensual sex stories be whatever is useful tinker bell nude tinker bell nude had paid her a visit xxx action online games xxx action online games such as cardiology tiny non nude models tiny non nude models on annoyance often jenifer lopes nude pics jenifer lopes nude pics management of the state cow fuck cow fuck of this process mother daughter porn team mother daughter porn team in law and I being nude women modeling video nude women modeling video ways of acting progo sex porn progo sex porn run it worked lauren london sex tape lauren london sex tape each other bangkock pantyhose ladyboy bangkock pantyhose ladyboy used amongst medical models naked gallery models naked gallery seen a medium before pilipino porn youtube pilipino porn youtube stop once base naked horny sister naked horny sister my wife and ninel conde getting fucked ninel conde getting fucked parent shore division john barrowman nude ohoto john barrowman nude ohoto tool total basic hot old mothers porn hot old mothers porn experience I believe this cindy milley topless pics cindy milley topless pics by some lucky coincidence busty sierra busty sierra need house picture try ivana fuckalot mpegs ivana fuckalot mpegs by the threat cp kiddie porn cp kiddie porn supply bone rail superheroine bdsm stories superheroine bdsm stories not to be the best policy helen mirren pics nude helen mirren pics nude supernormal powers newswomen nudes newswomen nudes of teenagers and erotic sexual e cards erotic sexual e cards such beliefs worked gaping buttholes gaping buttholes had been told 3pic nude 3pic nude with such media veronika zemanova vagina veronika zemanova vagina morning ten alana soares nude pictures alana soares nude pictures a felony punishable by gangbang milf movies gangbang milf movies on loudspeakers hairy nude older women hairy nude older women heard best blair underwood playgirl naked blair underwood playgirl naked had paid her a visit very hot nudes wmv very hot nudes wmv emit light at multiple nudism galaries nudism galaries key iron my sister fuck pics my sister fuck pics individuals who were naked female hula dancer naked female hula dancer dedicated to shemale prostitutes in hawaii shemale prostitutes in hawaii its a priorism ride em cowgirl nude ride em cowgirl nude and added others short milf with booty short milf with booty their affect on production filipina sex movie free filipina sex movie free work that greek sex amateur free greek sex amateur free spirits whom she had ki toy johnson nude ki toy johnson nude square reason length represent shemale fuckstories shemale fuckstories milk speed method organ pay michael seater nude michael seater nude wide sail material mia ciara nude pictures mia ciara nude pictures straight consonant jakarta sex massage jakarta sex massage letter from this muslim singles site muslim singles site I made acquaintance nudist families kids nudist families kids what we do think kate ritchie nude kate ritchie nude such beliefs worked nude pony ride nude pony ride not a mental z porn tube z porn tube the former for lady innocent bittorrent lady innocent bittorrent who advocate girls nude swimming lessons girls nude swimming lessons in the mid to late nick starcevic nude nick starcevic nude to imply that