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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Upcoming Workshop: WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges

W3C announced today WebVR Authoring: Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, 5-7 December 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. The event is hosted by DigitYzer. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together WebVR stakeholders to identify unexploited opportunities as well as technical gaps in WebVR authoring. Participants in the workshop will: Share good practices and novel […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1

Core Accessibility API Mappings (Core-AAM) 1.1 has been published by Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group as a Candidate Recommendation and is now undergoing implementation finalization and testing. Core-AAM describes how roles, states, and properties in Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 should be exposed to accessibility APIs. Implementation of this specification makes it […] more...

Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) is a W3C Recommendation

The HTML Media Extensions Working Group published Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation today. Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), which extends the ‘HTMLMediaElement’ element of the HTML specification, is an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows playback of protected content in Web browsers. Combined with W3C’s Recommendation Media Source Extensions (MSE) which provides the […] more...

Web Commerce Interest Group Rechartered with New Mission

W3C has just rechartered the Web Commerce Interest Group to improve Commerce on the Web for users, merchants, and other stakeholders. This charter represents the next iteration of the Web Payments Interest Group. Changes to the charter reflect the broader scope of Interest Group discussions that have been taking place over the past year, including […] more...

First Public Working Drafts: WoT Architecture; WoT Thing Description; WoT Scripting API

The Web of Things (WoT) Working Group has published the following three First Public Working Drafts: Web of Things (WoT) Architecture: This document describes the abstract architecture for the W3C Web of Things, which consists of three initial building blocks, i.e., (1) WoT Thing Description, (2) WoT Scripting API and (3) WoT Binding Templates. Web […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Payment Request API; Payment Method Identifiers

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today called for broad implementation and testing of Web technologies to make online checkout easier for users and improve conversions and security formerchants. All major browser makers are now implementing Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers, whichtoday advanced to Candidate Recommendation Status. The Web Payments Working Group encourages […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Intersection Observer

The Web Platform Working Group has publisheda First Public Working Draft of Intersection Observer. This specification describes an API that can be used to understand the visibility and position of DOM elements (“targets”) relative to a containing element or to the top-level viewport (“root”). The position is delivered asynchronously and is useful for understanding the […] more...

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 Working Draft Updated

An updated Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 was published today by the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG). This draft addresses all comments received on the previous draft, and is accompanied by fully- and semi-automated sample ACT Rules that implement this rules format. Learn more from the ACT Rules Format […] more...

Update to the Candidate Recommendation: ActivityPub

The Social Web Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of ActivityPub. The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the [ActivityStreams] 2.0 data format. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications […] more...

First Public Working Drafts: Paint Timing 1; Long Tasks API 1

The Web Performance Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today: Paint Timing 1: This document defines an API that can be used to capture a series of key moments (First Paint, First Contentful Paint) during pageload which developers care about. Long Tasks API 1: This document defines an API that web page […] more...

Call for Review: Semantic Sensor Network Ontology Proposed Recommendation Published

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of the Semantic Sensor Network Ontology specification. 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 […] more...

Call for Review: Time Ontology in OWL Proposed Recommendation Published

The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of the Time Ontology in OWL specification. 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 […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Media Queries Level 4

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of Media Queries Level 4 Candidate Recommendation. Media Queries allow authors to test and query values or features of the user agent or display device, independent of the document being rendered. They are used in the CSS @media rule to conditionally apply styles to a document, and in various […] more...

Update to the Candidate Recommendation ?HTML Media Capture?

The Device and Sensors Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of HTML Media Capture. The specification defines an HTML form extension that facilitates user access to a device’s media capture mechanism, such as a camera, or microphone, from within a file upload control. more...

Update to the Candidate Recommendation ?CSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1?

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation ofCSS Scroll Snap Module Level 1. The CSS Scroll Snap Module contains features to control panning and scrolling behavior with ?snap positions?. After feedback on the specification that was published in February, the CSS Working Group decided to update the document. The normative change […] more...

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...

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