Internet Society Board Approves Donation to Support W3C Stewardship of Open Web Platform

31 January 2012 | Archive

In its continuing efforts to foster an open Internet ecosystem, the Internet Society today announced a 1M USD donation to the World Wide Web Consortium. This donation, the final installment of the Internet Society’s 2009 pledge of 2.5M USD over three years, supports the continued evolution of W3C as an organization that creates open Web standards.

“The W3C is emblematic of the inclusive, multistakeholder approach that is critical to the continued development, operation, and use of the open, global Internet,” said Raúl Echeberría, Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees. “We look forward to continued cooperation between the W3C and the Internet Society to advance our shared values through independent voices.” Read the press release and ISOC and W3C FAQ.

Last Call: CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3

14 February 2012 | Archive

The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 for the purpose of updating the previous Candidate Recommendation. This module of CSS contains the features of CSS level 3 relating to borders and backgrounds. The main extensions compared to level 2 are borders consisting of images, boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and boxes with shadows. All persons are encouraged to review the changes and send comments to the www-style mailing list. The deadline for comments is 6 March 2012. Learn more about the Style Activity.

XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases Note Published

14 February 2012 | Archive

The XML Core Working Group has published a Group Note of XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases. This document outlines the requirements and use cases for to changes to XInclude: support for RFC 5147 and improved communication between the pre- and post-inclusion Infosets. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

New Mobile Web 2 - Applications Course Open for Registration; Early Bird Rate through 1 March

10 February 2012 | Archive

W3C is pleased to announce that registration is open for a new W3C mobile Web course, "Mobile Web 2: Applications". Developed by the W3C/MobiWebApp team and taught by Robin Berjon, chair of the W3C Device APIs Working Group and recently elected as a TAG member, this mobile Web course gives developers all the tools and knowledge necessary to write mobile Web applications that can ship both online and in application stores, using today's advanced technologies. The 8-week course begins 12 March 2012 and costs 225 EUR. However, an early bird rate of 165 EUR is available until 1 March 2012. Enroll now for the early bird rate.

Ontology for Media Resources 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

09 February 2012 | Archive

The Media Annotations Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Ontology for Media Resources 1.0. This document defines the Ontology for Media Resources 1.0. The term "Ontology" is used in its broadest possible definition: a core vocabulary. The intent of this vocabulary is to bridge the different descriptions of media resources, and provide a core set of descriptive properties. This document defines a core set of metadata properties for media resources, along with their mappings to elements from a set of existing metadata formats. Besides that, the document presents a Semantic Web compatible implementation of the abstract ontology using RDF/OWL. The document is mostly targeted towards media resources available on the Web, as opposed to media resources that are only accessible in local repositories. Learn more about the Video in the Web Activity.

W3C Demonstrates Power of Open Web Platform at Mobile World Congress 2012

08 February 2012 | Archive

MWC imagery W3C invites media, analysts, and other attendees of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 to meet with W3C and learn how the Open Web Platform is transforming industry. From 27 February through 1 March W3C will showcase demonstrations of HTML5, CSS3, and other open Web technologies at its booth in Hall 2, Stand 2A31. CEO Jeff Jaffe, W3C staff, and some W3C Members will be available as expert resources for media stories and analyst reports on how the Web is changing mobile, television, advertising, games, publishing, automotive, health care, and other industries. Read the media advisory and learn more about W3C @ MWC 2012.

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