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  • Draft Note: Client-Edge-Cloud coordination Use Cases and Requirements

    The Web & Networks Interest Group has published a first Draft Note of Client-Edge-Cloud coordination Use Cases and Requirements. This document explores how the traditional client/server architecture used by Web applications could be improved by including edge computing resources, based on use cases and requirements and what new interoperable technologies would be needed to that end.

  • Updated W3C Recommendation: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

    The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. WCAG and supporting documents explain how to make content more accessible to people with disabilities. The update incorporates existing errata and adds informative notes to success criteria 4.1.1 Parsing. To learn more about WCAG and these updates, see WCAG 2 Overview and WCAG 2 FAQ.

  • W3C Invites Implementations of Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Specification (Third Edition)

    The Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Working Group invites implementations of the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Specification (Third Edition) Candidate Recommendation Snapshot. This document describes PNG, an extensible file format for the lossless, portable, well-compressed storage of static and animated raster images. PNG provides a patent-free replacement for GIF and can also replace many common uses of TIFF. Indexed-colour, greyscale, and truecolour images are supported, plus an optional alpha channel. Sample depths range from 1 to 16 bits. This specification defines two Internet Media Types, image/png and image/apng. Comments are welcome via the GitHub issues by 21 December 2023.

  • Hiring: Accessibility Specialist (USA)

    We are excited to announce an immediate job opening: Accessibility Specialist.The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is seeking a full-time staff member to work on digital accessibility standards and supporting materials. The Accessibility Specialist will be an integral part of the highly-collaborative international WAI team integrated in W3C.This is an opportunity for a unique individual to contribute to the vision of an accessible digital future.The position is based in the USA, as a full-time remote worker.

  • Diversity report 2023

    W3C released today the 2023 diversity report. As part of our commitment and continued focus on diversity and inclusion, since 2018 we annually report on gender and geographic diversity at W3C.We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity. As an international organization, we can see the immense value we gain from having greater gender diversity, and expertise from across multiple countries and cultures. The diversity of the whole world needs to be reflected, as 60% of the world is now online and as more people continue to access and use the Web that we develop the standards of, here together at the Web Consortium.We believe that more diversity means better representation, which leads to better and more inclusive design. Indeed, more background, more use cases, more edge cases, lead to a better Web. More diversity also brings higher quality results.This year again, we are able to financially help cover TPAC 2023 meeting travel costs for three persons from groups under-represented in the web community. We are grateful for the TPAC 2023 Inclusion Fund sponsors: W3C, Tetralogical, Igalia, University of Illinois Chicago, and an anonymous donor.

  • W3C Invites Implementations of CSS View Transitions Module Level 1

    The CSS Working Group invites implementations of the CSS View Transitions Module Level 1 Candidate Recommendation Snapshot. This module defines the View Transition API, along with associated properties and pseudo-elements, which allows developers to create animated visual transitions representing changes in the document state. Comments are welcome via the GitHub issues by 5 December 2023.

  • First Public Working Draft: CSS Transitions Level 2

    The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Transitions Level 2. CSS Transitions allows property changes in CSS values to occur smoothly over a specified duration.

  • Draft Note: Catalan Gap Analysis

    The Internationalization Working Group has published a first Draft Note of Catalan Gap Analysis. This document describes and prioritises gaps for the support of Catalan on the Web and in eBooks. In particular, it is concerned with text layout. It checks that needed features are supported in W3C specifications, in particular HTML and CSS and those relating to digital publications. It also checks whether the features have been implemented in browsers and ereaders. This is a preliminary analysis.

  • Draft Note: Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.2 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT)

    The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) and the WCAG2ICT Task Force has published Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.2 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) as a Group Draft Note. This document is a first draft update to the previous WCAG2ICT Note that provided guidance on applying WCAG 2.0 to non-web documents and software. This updated draft includes guidance for WCAG 2.1 success criteria and glossary terms. The group will add guidance for WCAG 2.2 success criteria in upcoming drafts. For an introduction, see the WCAG2ICT Overview.

  • Draft Note: Vision for W3C

    The Advisory Board has published a first Draft Note of Vision for W3C. This document is an articulation of W3C’s mission, values, purpose, and principle.The goal of this document is to:Help the world understand what W3C is, what it does, and why it matters.Be opinionated enough to provide a helpful framework when making decisions, particularly on controversial issues.Be grounded enough in the shared values of the W3C community to represent the emergent consensus of most of our participants.Be timeless enough that it does not need frequent revision.The intent is for this document to eventually become a W3C Statement.