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W3C Community Convenes for Technical Plenary 2011

27 October 2011 | Archive

TPAC 2011 Next week, the W3C community meets in Santa Clara, California for TPAC 2011, W3C's annual face-to-face gathering to coordinate both technical and strategic directions for the organization. We anticipate more than 350 people will participate in Working Group meetings, an Advisory Committee meeting, and a Plenary Day organized this year as a participant-driven camp. In addition to two plenary sessions (on Web and Television, and Web Content Interoperability), participants will discuss a variety of breakout topics. Although participation in TPAC is limited to those already in W3C groups, the TPAC proceedings are public and will be made available shortly after the meeting. Follow the meeting on social networking sites with tag #tpac.

First Draft of WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers Published

27 October 2011 | Archive

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published he First Public Working Draft of WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers. This document defines a set of APIs that enable video conferencing from within an Open Web Platform application. These APIs allow local media, including audio and video, to be requested from a platform, media to be sent over the network to another browser or device implementing the appropriate set of real-time protocols, and media received from another browser or device to be processed and displayed locally. This specification is being developed in conjunction with a protocol specification developed by the IETF RTCWEB group. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

[[posterous-content:pid___0]][[posterous-content:pid___1]][[posterous-content:pid___2]]Last Call: Touch Events version 1

27 October 2011 | Archive

The Web Events Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Touch Events version 1. User Agents that run on terminals which provide touch input to use web applications typically use interpreted mouse events to allow users to access interactive web applications. However, these interpreted events, being normalized data based on the physical touch input, may not deliver the intended user experience. Native applications are capable of handling both cases with the provided system APIs. The Touch Events specification now provides a solution for Open Web Platform applications: the ability to directly handle touch events, and multiple touch points for enabled devices. Comments are welcome through 17 November. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

Incubator Group Report: Unified Service Description Language XG Final Report

27 October 2011 | Archive

The W3C Unified Service Description Language Incubator Group has published their final report. The mission of the Unified Service Description Language Incubator Group was to work on the already existing proposal for USDL in three directions: investigate similar approaches and relate them to USDL, reshape the specification to align it with W3C and feedback that was collected, and prove practical relevance by creating reference test cases by various partners. During the XG's lifetime, the group shifted the focus away from working on the language itself in order to better concentrate on use cases and adoption. The Incubator Group Report therefore contains a comprehensive overview and assessment of other languages, specifications and approaches that were considered to be related to USDL. The report also contains a description of our reference test cases and their implementations, a list of issues and ideas of improvement for the next version of USDL, and a statement from some partners about USDL. It concludes with the recommendation to follow up on the USDL specification in form of a Working Group, among others.

This publication is part of the Incubator Activity, a forum where W3C Members can innovate and experiment. This work is not on the W3C standards track.

Schedule, Speakers, and Sponsors Announced for W3Conf Developer Conference

21 October 2011 | Archive

W3Conf W3C announces today the speakers and the schedule for W3Conf, W3C's first developer conference, in the Seattle area on 15-16 November 2011. W3Conf will feature presentations by renowned experts on mobile development, layout, script libraries, graphics, security, and Web gaming, and representatives from major browser and authoring tool vendors. The talks will focus on technologies you can use today, with a glimpse of the future; this is about developers, not products. Registration is open, with early bird rates available through 31 October. W3C would like to thank Microsoft for making this conference possible, and express our appreciation to Platinum Sponsor ATT, and Gold Sponsors Adobe and Nokia.

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