ANU College of Economics and BusinessThe W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long term growth of the web. W3C is an international community where Member Organisation, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web Standards, led by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The Australia Regional Office is hosted by the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics and College of Computer Science and Engineering.

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CAUL Publishing Workshop in Sydney

CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) publishing symposium, to be held on July 11-12. Hosted by the University of Technology Sydney at Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (UTS Business School). the symposium aims to bring together University publishing specialists and innovative digital and print service providers to share practical knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing environment that is international scholarly communication.

The program for CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is available in this page, and registration can be done online in this page.

Karen Myers’s Podcast on W3C Business Development Americas and Australia

Karen Myers, W3C Business Development Americas and Australia, gave a introduction of W3C, the importance of Web standards, and focused on recent work on Web security, Web Payments, Web of Things and Publishing. The podcase is available at: https://youtu.be/-4Bw21l_xqc and the slides are available here.

Expanded educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx

Today W3C announced the expansion of educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx, including an introductory level course in JavaScript, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  After just two years, W3Cx has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). more…

Latest W3C web technology developments seminar with Karen Myers

W3C Australia is pleased to invite you its latest W3C web technology developments seminar on Thursday 13 April between 10am to 11.30am at the Allan Barton Forum Level 2, CBE Bldg 26C, Kingsley Street Acton ACT 2601 (Map).

Please RSVP using this link to help us with catering: W3C Canberra seminar registration  more…

Join W3C global staff Karen Myers at a meetup event in Melbourne by the Web Meetup: Development, Design and UX on the Internet

The goal of The Web Meetup is to promote collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It’s through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

W3C is co-sponsoring this event on Tuesday 11 April and will participate to present on latest web developments. more…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM turing award logopicture of Tim Berners-LeeToday, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. more…

WWW2017 and W3CX WEBDEV contests at Perth’s festival of the web

WWW2017 is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017.

This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet and discuss with W3C’s members and team experts. During 2 days, on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April, the current state of the art and future developments in Web Accessibility, Web of Things, Spatial Data on the Web and Web privacy will be presented and demonstrated. Many thanks to our members and the W3C Australia Office for making this happen! more…

Canberra is hosting OZeWAI 2016

The 2016 conference on Australian web accessibility initiative, OZeWAI’16, will happen in Canberra from 28 November to 30 November. OZeWAI is the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative, which consists of a strong and established group of members. OZeWAI proudly provides a valuable source of information on accessibility issues and ideas to the broader community. The OZeWAI conference brings together the most knowledgeable digital accessibility experts, specialists and researchers from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry, government and non-profit organisations to explore and support digital inclusion topics and ideas. more…

W3C Breakfast Event in Sydney

The way we think about money and payment is being disrupted.  More non-banking players are entering the market and the number of digital payment solutions on offer is growing.  This calls for a concerted effort to address issues such as interoperability, security and ease of technology integration.

W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with the mission of leading the Web to its full potential while ensuring it remains open and accessible to all. W3C develops standards underpinning the Open Web Platform, which offers tremendous potential as the driver behind the transformation of the Web Payment Industry.

Would you like to hear about the latest work being done at W3C in the web payment space?

W3C Australia, in partnership with Stone & Chalk, is hosting a keynote address by Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Payment Activity, followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Web Payment”. Panelists are Ian Jacobs from the W3C, Rick Wingfield from Australia Post and Richard E Schutte from NAB.

When: 7.30 am to 9 am on Friday 11 November 2016

Where: Stone & Chalk, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

This is a FREE Event, but please RSVP

Breakfast will be provided

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

https://www.w3.org/ — 23 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal —  More than 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal this week to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work.  Hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose mission is “to lead the Web to its full potential” by standardizing Web technologies, the annual W3C Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting included nearly 40 sessions of formally chartered groups engaged in standards-related work. Another 40 informal break-out sessions discussed emerging technologies that may benefit from standardization work at W3C.  more…

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W3C Invites Implementations of HTML 5.1 2nd Edition

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementations of HTML 5.1 2nd Edition Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue […] more...

W3C Announces its First Publishing Summit and New Publishing Standards Work

W3C opened today registration for its first ever W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in San Francisco, California, co-located with the W3C?s Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings (TPAC 2017), and calls for speakers by 15 July 2017. The inaugural W3C Publishing Summit will show how publishers are using today’s Web technologies […] more...

First Public Working Draft: CSS Overflow Module Level 4

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Overflow Module Level 4. This module contains the features of CSS relating to new mechanisms of overflow handling in visual media (e.g., screen or paper). In interactive media, it describes features that allow the overflow from a fixed size container to be […] more...

Verifiable Claims Use Cases Note Published

The Verifiable Claims Working Group has published the first draft of its Group Note, Verifiable Claims Uses Cases. In later drafts this document will serve to illustrate the scope of the work and to provide a focus for discussion; it has been republished as input from the earlier Community Group, which had a wider scope. […] more...

Cloud Browser Architecture Note Published

The Web and TV Interest Group has published a Group Note of Cloud Browser Architecture. A Cloud Browser is a browser running and executing on a server. This document describes the concepts and architecture for the Cloud Browser. The main purpose of this document is to provide the building blocks for a Cloud Browser solution. more...

XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

The XSLT Working Group has published XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0 as a Recommendation. XSLT 3.0 enables transformations to be performed in streaming mode, where neither the source document nor the result document is ever held in memory in its entirety. Another important enhancement is provided by XSL packages, to improve the modularity of large […] more...

Call for Review: Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) Proposed Recommendation published

The RDF Data Shapes Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL). This document defines the SHACL Shapes Constraint Language, a language for validating RDF graphs against a set of conditions. These conditions are provided as shapes and other constructs expressed in the form of an RDF graph. RDF graphs that […] more...

Updated: Web Accessibility Laws and Policies Listing

The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has updated the Web Accessibility Laws and Policies list. It now includes an overview table with sort-able columns and filters, such as for W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Additional information is available in the Web Accessibility Laws and Policies Listing Updated e-mail. Learn more about the Web […] more...

W3C Strategic Highlights, Spring 2017

W3C made public its W3C Strategic Highlights ? Spring 2017, a comprehensive survey of select recent work. The Web has grown to be the technical infrastructure of Society ?the universal connectivity platform. It continues to change business and society, and just as business and society evolve, new needs arise, new opportunities for more captivating experiences […] more...

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

The W3C Advisory Committee has filled four open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. Beginning 1 July 2017, the nine Advisory Board participants are Tantek elik (Mozilla), Michael Champion (Microsoft), Virginie Galindo (Gemalto), […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings

Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings (DPub-AAM) has been published as a Candidate Recommendation by Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group and is now undergoing implementation finalization and testing. DPub-AAM describes how roles in the Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 should be exposed to accessibility APIs. Implementation of this specification makes it possible for assistive […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Personalization Semantics 1.0

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Personalization Semantics 1.0. Personalization involves tailoring aspects of the user experience to meet the needs and prefences of the user. The introduction of standardized semantics allows web applications to customize the exposure of that content to one that is […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Time Ontology in OWL

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Groupinvites implementations of Time Ontology in OWL Candidate Recommendation. The ontology provides a vocabulary for expressing facts about topological (ordering) relations among instants and intervals, together with information about durations, and about temporal position including date-time information. Time positions and durations may be expressed using either the conventional […] more...

Presentation API published as a revised Candidate Recommendation

The Second Screen Working Group has published a revised Candidate Recommendation of the Presentation API. That specification defines an API to enable Web content to access presentation displays and use them for presenting Web content. Since publication as Candidate Recommendation in July 2016, the Working Group updated algorithms in the specification to fix issues identified […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of UI Events KeyboardEvent code and key Values

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementation of UI Events KeyboardEvent code and key Values: UI Events KeyboardEvent code Values: This document provides an overview of the various keyboard layouts and specifies the KeyboardEvent.code values that should be used for each of the keys. Unlike the key values described in UIEvents-key, the code values are […] more...

Micropub is a W3C Recommendation

The Social Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Micropub. Micropub is a client-to-server protocol used to create, update and delete social networking content. Web and native apps can use Micropub to post notes, photos, events, and many others to servers that support the protocol. Users can choose to create content in a […] more...

ActivityStreams 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityStreams 2.0 as a Recommendation. AS2 provides a JSON data model and vocabulary for representing common online social objects, activities, and the relationships between them. AS2 is anticipated to become the de-facto standard for sharing social data between disparate (perhaps decentralized) Social Web applications, and builds on the […] more...

First Public Working Draft: CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1. This module introduces logical properties and values that provide the author with the ability to control layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings. The module defines logical properties and values for the features […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Payment Handler API

The Web Payments Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Payment Handler API. The Working Group has previously published Payment Request API, which provides a standard way to initiate payment requests from Web pages and applications. User agents implementing that API prompt the user to select a way to handle the payment […] more...

Motion Sensors Explainer Note Published

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Group Note of Motion Sensors Explainer. This explainer is an introduction to low-level and high-level motion sensors, their relationship, inner workings and common use-cases. Common cases of event filtering and sensor fusion are introduced with examples, showing how to apply that on sensors following the Generic […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Orientation Sensor

The Device and Sensors Working Group has published a Working Draft of Orientation Sensor. This specification defines a base orientation sensor interface and concrete sensor subclasses to monitor the device?s physical orientation in relation to a stationary three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. more...

Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices Note Published

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group Note of Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices. This document advises on best practices related to the publication of spatial data on the Web and the use of Web technologies as they may be applied to location. The best practices presented here […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of ActivityPub

The Social Web Working Group invites implementation of a revised Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. ActivityPub allows websites a direct social connection to user software, including Follow, Like, Share, and Comment, without an intermediate social network provider. It is built on the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format, and iterates on the design of OStatus, which last month […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1

The CSS Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of CSS Grid Layout Module Level 1. This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system, optimized for user interface design. In the grid layout model, the children of a grid container can be positioned into arbitrary slots in a predefined flexible or fixed-size layout […] more...

First Public Working Draft: HTML Microdata

The Web Platform Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of HTML Microdata. This specification defines the HTML microdata mechanism. This mechanism allows machine-readable data to be embedded in HTML documents with an unambiguous parsing model. It is compatible with JSON, and can be written in a style which is convertible to RDF. more...

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