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Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla form WebExtensions Community Group

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which sets international standards for the web, has announced the formation of the WebExtensions Community Group (WECG). WebExtensions is an API for developing extensions for different web browsers.  Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are among the first to initiate this group, but the WebExtensions Community Group also welcomes other … continue reading

The W3C and IETF make WebRTC an official standard

Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is now an official World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard. WebRTC is a platform that provides real-time communication and collaboration services such as audio and video calling to browsers, mobile apps, and desktop apps. According to the organizations, this is especially important as the COVID-19 … continue reading

Progress releases Web Accessibility Guidebook for developers

There are a number of things developers have to consider when developing for the web, but one thing that may not get enough attention is the accessibility of their application. The notion of web accessibility is not new, with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) publishing the first Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in 1999, but … continue reading

W3C and WHATWG to collaborate on single HTML and DOM specifications

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) has decided that the web community will be best served by a single development stream for each of HTML and DOM specifications. According to the organizations, diverging the specifications and splitting the community to focus on different documents has been … continue reading

Microsoft partners with DIF and W3C on Decentralized Identity

As our lives become increasingly digital at home and at work, Microsoft wants to make sure users have the proper privacy, security and control of their data. The company is actively collaborating with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Credentials Community Group to provide an Decentralized Identity (DID) solution, … continue reading

Tim Berners-Lee announces new project for users to take back control of the web

World Wide Web creator and director of W3C Tim Berners-Lee believes the web has reached a critical tipping point. “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the … continue reading

premium W3C: XML is everywhere

As the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) winds down its work standardizing the Extensible Markup Language (XML), it is looking back at the history that brought XML to its success today. “W3C XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is one of the world’s most widely-used formats for representing and exchanging information. The final XML stack is … continue reading

FIDO Alliance and W3C announce stronger web authentication standard

The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have reached a major milestone in their effort towards bringing stronger and simpler web authentication to users globally. The organizations have announced the  Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is advancing to the Candidate Recommendation stage, the last step before the final approval of a web standard. … continue reading

Web Accessibility: The effort at Capital One Bank

Web and mobile development focuses on technological inclusiveness, such as across operating systems, browsers and devices. Yet, as organizations become even more digital over time, human accessibility still isn’t getting the attention it should because there’s a general lack of awareness about the issue and how best to address it. Capital One began its journey … continue reading

WebAssembly Working Group publishes three First Public Working Drafts

In order to build high-performance apps on the web, developers can look to WebAssembly, which is code that can run in the browser and offers languages a compilation target so they can run apps on the web. It offers fast, safe, and portable semantics, as well as efficient and portable representation. Today, the World Wide … continue reading

SD Times news digest: HTML 5.3, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK 5.2, and PyPy 2.7 and PyPy 3.5 v5.10

W3C has announced it is working on the First Public Working Draft of HTML 5.3 as part of its plan to produce a new HTML Recommendation in 2018. The company already made HTML 5.2 a HTML Recommendation a few weeks ago. “While there is always fairly mundane work to do maintaining and enhancing the quality … continue reading

HTML 5.2 becomes a W3C Recommendation

The World Web Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Platform Working Group today announced a new specification to replace the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. The team announced HTML5.2 is ready and now a W3C Recommendation. “The HTML 5.2 specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext … continue reading

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