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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Proposal to Republish Previous Versions of HTML and XHTML as Obsolete Recommendations

W3C Advisory Committee Representatives received today a proposal to republish a series of HTML and XHTML W3C Recommendations as Obsolete Recommendations, in response to a request from the Web Platform Working Group as these specifications are superseded by new versions and are no longer recommended for implementation on the Web platform. This has been made […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Indexed Database API 2.0

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementations of Indexed Database API 2.0 Candidate Recommendation. This specification is the Second Edition of Indexed Database API. The First Edition became a W3C Recommendation on 8 January 2015. This document defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of HTML 5.2

The Web Platform Working Group invites implementations of HTML 5.2 Candidate Recommendation. This specification defines the 5th major version, second 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 to be […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment Module Level 1

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Containment Module Level 1 Candidate Recommendation. This CSS module describes the ‘contain’ property, which indicates that the element?s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured […] more...

Call for Review: HTML 5.1 2nd Edition Proposed Recommendation

The Web Platform Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of HTML 5.1 2nd Edition. This specification defines the 2nd edition of the 5th major version, first minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, a significant error with HTML 5.1 has been rectified, […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of High Resolution Time Level 2

The Web Performance Working Group invites implementations of a revised Candidate Recommendation of High Resolution Time Level 2. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. This publication updates the High Resolution Time Level 2 […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Verifiable Claims Data Model and Representations

The Verifiable Claims Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Verifiable Claims Data Model and Representations. Driver’s licenses are used to claim that we are capable of operating a motor vehicle, university degrees can be used to claim our education status, and government-issued passports enable holders to travel between countries. This specification […] more...

Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) is now a W3C Recommendation

The RDF Data Shapes Working Group has published Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) as a W3C Recommendation. 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...

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1)

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0.1 (IMSC1) Candidate Recommendation. This document specifies two profiles of [TTML1]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering and conversion […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Semantic Sensor Network Ontology

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group invites implementations ofSemantic Sensor Network Ontology Candidate Recommendation. The specification defines an ontology for describing sensors and their observations, the involved procedures, the studied features of interest, the samples used to do so, and the observed properties, as well as actuators. SSN follows a horizontal and vertical […] more...

First Public Working Draft: CSS Fonts Module Level 4

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Fonts Module Level 4. Building on CSS Fonts 3, which defines the @font-face rule and provides OpenType feature support, CSS Fonts 4 add support for OpenType Variable fonts, and gives stylesheet designers a way to style the colors in chromatic (multicolored) fonts. more...

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...

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