Topic: world wide web consortium

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

DRM concerns arise as W3C’s Tim Berners-Lee approves the EME specification

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is one step closer to becoming a fully ratified World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation. Yesterday, it was revealed W3C’s director Tim Berners-Lee has reached a decision to approve the specification. EME is a format that enables the playback of protected content within a web browser without requiring a plugin. “The … continue reading

FSF responds to W3C director’s decision not to block EME

When the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) director Tim Berners-Lee decided the organization would not block Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) in HTML5, many people went up in arms. EME allows web pages to include encrypted content using a Digital Rights Management (DRM). The reason why people are against this is because they believe DRM imposes … continue reading

Google VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, W3C addresses future Web road map, and an OpenSSL security issue—SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2016

The Google VR SDK 1.0 (with support for Daydream, a platform for mobile virtual reality) has left beta and is now available on the Google Daydream developer site. The SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so developers can focus on building interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, according to a blog post … continue reading

W3C looks to secure the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is putting cybersecurity on its radar. It has announced that it is launching a new working group designed to standardize Web authentication and provide a more secure and flexible solution to password-based logins. “Every other week you see news of a password leak or data leak from another major … continue reading

FIDO Alliance and W3C’s partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, and Foundation 6—SD Times news digest: Nov. 20, 2105

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has partnered with the FIDO Alliance in order to strengthen authentication across the Web. FIDO aims to address the lack of interoperability among authentication technologies. “Standardizing strong authentication in the Web Platform will help us to improve user and application security by moving beyond passwords,” said Wendy Seltzer, technology … continue reading

W3C to standardize APIs for Web payments

Security breaches are splashed all over the news almost every day, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wants to do something about it—at least when it comes to online payments. The organization has launched the Web Payments Working Group to streamline and secure the online checkout process. “The industry has looked to digital wallets … continue reading

Transforming the Web with HTML5

The Web is ever changing. What was once a place where documents and information could be accessed has turned into a place where users can communicate verbally, visually and virtually, where users can play interactive games, and where users can stream music, movies and television shows. To keep up with these advanced features and capabilities, … continue reading

Microsoft acquires Android and iOS calendar app, Google releases new tools to measure cloud performance, and W3C announces the working draft of WebRTC 1.0—SD Times news digest: Feb. 12, 2015

Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of Sunrise, developer of a next-generation Android and iOS calendar app. “We are making this acquisition because we believe a reinvention in the way people use calendars on mobile devices is long overdue. Our goal is to better help people manage and make the most of their time in … continue reading

The W3C looks to standardize the social Web

Social media is no longer just a way to connect with family and friends, or a way for businesses to deliver news and connect with customers. Business have started to take advantage of social interaction to reach employees and collaborate on projects, but with today’s diverse IT systems, BYOD policies and remote workers, crucial information … continue reading

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