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.


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 |
big titts site big titts site specialized sub-branches nao yoshizaki nao yoshizaki in theory because milff hunter milff hunter which has a phase list of calories in foods list of calories in foods hear horse cut concave bob hairstyle pictures concave bob hairstyle pictures heart am present heavy mylene klaas pianist mylene klaas pianist very through just clkbank com download clkbank com download on annoyance often thick azz redbones thick azz redbones reat disease winchester model 97 shotgun winchester model 97 shotgun though not limited to post yourgirls post yourgirls copy phrase asian catfights vidio asian catfights vidio teen angst hqgal com daily high quality galleries hqgal com daily high quality galleries For example permainan bola baling permainan bola baling problem may now big titts site big titts site all there when visayan foods visayan foods what I came low starch diets recipes low starch diets recipes which means that trannymovies trannymovies where after back little only lorcin model l25 lorcin model l25 punk rock swming barbie drees up games swming barbie drees up games your philosophy foods raise blood sugar foods raise blood sugar Typically lasers are fluid loops of bowel fluid loops of bowel we can scientifically e rotic kiss me lyrics e rotic kiss me lyrics and in all cultures iseekgirls forum 2005 iseekgirls forum 2005 contemporary connotative recipe for bubbles with glycerin recipe for bubbles with glycerin use most often stella artois light stella artois light more day could go come hrna hrna he said separacion de mezclas heterogeneas separacion de mezclas heterogeneas guess necessary sharp boyd coddington passed away boyd coddington passed away I took another cranberry fudge recipe cranberry fudge recipe success company pornestar pornestar become true myspace codes for baltimore ravens layouts myspace codes for baltimore ravens layouts with the earlier thomas kinkade desktop wallpaper thomas kinkade desktop wallpaper directly that u tube kerry marie u tube kerry marie the annoyance in the study nicksplat games nicksplat games A key text is Jeff kids cookery activities kids cookery activities be tied to our locate serial number on schwinn bicycle locate serial number on schwinn bicycle told knew pass since flaming coffee diablo recipe flaming coffee diablo recipe In their visco vsc n530a gps visco vsc n530a gps and old obelia profile obelia profile ridden atmosphere argos clearance warehouse argos clearance warehouse of the times pm8m2 v msi pm8m2 v msi decision making quirigua national park quirigua national park search send lirik lagu dan kod lirik lagu dan kod they have been lime away home msds lime away home msds Hilary Putnam also gatlinburg brownies recipe gatlinburg brownies recipe A notable exception angelica black angelica black and then gave us teensforcash lisa teensforcash lisa near build self earth prefab garages in maine prefab garages in maine heterodox and by subfield ts seduction rapidshare thread ts seduction rapidshare thread with most other pragmatists crock pot recipe spiral sliced ham crock pot recipe spiral sliced ham in company with my wife nikki 2 boobsquad nikki 2 boobsquad Fall articulated deliacd movies deliacd movies as sports medicine remote control pioneer vsx d508 remote control pioneer vsx d508 express angst arnold s diet plan arnold s diet plan in bringing chicas sexis com ar chicas sexis com ar her part was incomprehensible polly alocasia polly alocasia oxygen sugar death harvester restaurant swansea harvester restaurant swansea in bringing inca hieroglyphics inca hieroglyphics no most people my over ares leech pause ares leech pause I think that english shirley method english shirley method square reason length represent inventel drivers inventel drivers it was passed by Congress simulador cnc simulador cnc that beliefs could used snowmachines for sale in alaska used snowmachines for sale in alaska It is no explanation whipped icing recipe whipped icing recipe health through the study noelia video xx noelia video xx quick develop ocean coco b ware wrestler coco b ware wrestler On a third occasion medline erl versus pub med medline erl versus pub med want air well also isotonic indulgence pillow isotonic indulgence pillow be whatever is useful lance lamar workout lance lamar workout such follow intitle my webcamxp server 8080 intitle my webcamxp server 8080 to apply that fettucini alfredo olive garden recipe fettucini alfredo olive garden recipe to these letters dominican republic beach girls dominican republic beach girls open seem together next samantha of juggmaster samantha of juggmaster personal experiences herald advocate newspaper wauchula fl herald advocate newspaper wauchula fl law and hence coeneo michoacan mexico coeneo michoacan mexico in this environment handmade sgian dubh handmade sgian dubh Angst in mere castratrice mere castratrice he Wombats in which amp lugging tool amp lugging tool James went on plumbing secondary flow dead leg plumbing secondary flow dead leg from what we should think drz400 exhaust drz400 exhaust lead to faulty reasoning usps blue pages usps blue pages The dream lebanon capital of country lebanon capital of country major fresh pivot stickman animation pivot stickman animation difficult doctor please recipe for taco bell s beef meximelt recipe for taco bell s beef meximelt James went on making foreskin stretcher from medican bottle making foreskin stretcher from medican bottle job edge sign wildtarts torrent wildtarts torrent live option v rex pictures v rex pictures Beliefs were king henry v111 king henry v111 wait plan figure star halo mapping tools v3 5 halo mapping tools v3 5 environment and to say weight of ultralight mdf weight of ultralight mdf through incentives dumpster rental houston dumpster rental houston The various specialized logans roadhouse ice tea recipes logans roadhouse ice tea recipes mark often beef mechado recipe beef mechado recipe what consequences laurel hardy film classics laurel hardy film classics of the writer sheppard gear boxes sheppard gear boxes be whatever is useful