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HTML 5 gets forked up

Splitters! That's the cry which may well be echoing out across the web in coming days, as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG) have decided to pursue their common agenda of a marvellous new standard for the web by doing things differently. The split seems amicable …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 2012
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W3C: 'Do not track' by default? A thousand times: NO!

New technology that stops websites gathering information about users should not be switched on by default, but should require an explicit instruction to begin working, an internet standards body has said. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is responsible for ensuring that web technology is based on an agreed set of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 Jun 2012
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Gov asks disabled users how it can make web easier

The government has asked for views on what problems disabled people face when using the web and other technologies and whether laws and regulations should be changed to improve accessibility. A web-based forum has been established to ask users how laws and guidance could be improved to enable wider access to information …
OUT-LAW.COM, 30 Nov 2011
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'Do Not Track' standard edges towards daylight

An internet standard on online privacy is expected to be published by the middle of next year. In the meantime, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a first draft of the so-called "Do Not Track" (DNT) mechanism, with input from the major browser makers. Google, Mozilla, Apple and Microsoft have been debating with …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Nov 2011
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Opera brings fondleslab-style reading to bog-standard web

Oslo Opera has published a few simple CSS extensions that allow developers to create the “reading” experience found on contemporary newspaper, magazine and book tablet apps using web standards. The extensions enable “page-like” spatial navigation and layout, and the Norwegian company has submitted them to the W3C standards …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Oct 2011
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W3C announces web-tracking privacy protection group

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced the creation of a Tracking Protection Working Group to address online privacy concerns, but the task of getting all the players to agree on what standards should be adopted could yet be a sticking point. It said the group had ambitious plans to publish standards as early as mid …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Sep 2011
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BBC 'would not kill off the internet even if it could'

W3C "I was a geek before geek was cool," declared the BBC's newly installed digital, future media, and technology director at yesterday's W3C event in Oxford. The Nominet-hosted shindig marked the launch of the World Wide Web Consortium UK and Ireland office and gave the Beeb's Ralph Rivera a platform to wax lyrical about his …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Apr 2011
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Tim Berners-Lee: Coalition mustn't be 'lazy' on open data

W3C The inventor of the World Wide Web told The Register today that it would be a great disappointment to see open data projects such as the data.gov.uk example, and the seemingly doomed data.gov version over in the US, closed in an effort to cut costs. "What would be a shame would be if people use 'depend on money' as an excuse …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2011
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W3C squeezes XML into portability

Web-standards group the W3C has published its preferred standard for compressing XML documents into something more suitable for transmission over radio, and perhaps everywhere else too. Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) originated with a company called AgileDelta, whose CTO is still editor of the specification which tokenises …
Bill Ray, 11 Mar 2011
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MS tacks Mozilla 'Do Not Track' header onto W3C submission

In a move that melds sneaky with shrewd, Microsoft has added Mozilla's Do Not Track browser header to the submission of its Tracking Protection proposal to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This potentially leaves Google – the third of the three contenders for privacy-enhanced browsing – isolated in a self-regulatory alliance …
John Lettice, 25 Feb 2011
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Browsers could host a (simple) database

APIs are being developed to enable a browser and browser-based applications to ingest and store database records over the net for offline database access. In an apparently paradoxical development, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is developing sets of APIs to enable browser-integrated applications, such as e-mail clients …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2010
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BONDI is all beachy with W3C

The OMTP's widget framework BONDI now complies with the W3C's definition of the term, paving the way to properly-cross-platforms applications. BONDI extends the W3C definition of a Widget to include a security policy and mobile-specific APIs, but the OMTP is pleased to report that its reference implementation now passes the …
Bill Ray, 3 Dec 2009
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Privacy policy tool failed because of browser rejection

Browser company rejection is what turned an innovative plan to have websites and users' computers automatically negotiate privacy into a failure, according to the organisation that invented it. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) developed the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P), a system in which web sites' privacy …
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Oct 2009
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W3C sidesteps Apple over widget-patent

The W3C has spent the last three months poring over Apple's patent on remote updating, and the web standards organization thinks the patent can be avoided by careful wording and tweaking a couple of APIs. Apple revealed its patent in March this year, throwing the W3C's attempts to create a standard for widgets into confusion …
Bill Ray, 9 Oct 2009
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W3C launches appeal to scupper Apple patent

The W3C, custodians of web standards, have launched an appeal for prior art to contest an Apple patent that appears to cover any kind of automated updating procedure, including the Widget standard on which the group is working. The patent, filed in 1995 and awarded in 1998, and which Apple revealed to the W3C in March, covers …
Bill Ray, 17 Jun 2009
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Openstream implores you: Talk to your mobile browser

Feel a pressing need to shout at your phone even when no one's listening? Openstream's Cue-me browser, launched yesterday, implements the latest draft of the W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity, allowing you to do just that. The browser runs on Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry devices, with the inevitable iPhone version …
Bill Ray, 22 Aug 2008
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W3C 'clarifies' HTML 5 v XHTML

Potential conflicts and overlap between the first update to HTML in a decade by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and XHTML has been addressed by the standards body. The group, meanwhile, has also acknowledged vendors are - once again - pushing their own platform-specific technologies, this time on RIA, with the standards …
Phil Manchester, 16 May 2008
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Major HTML update unveiled

The first major update to HTML in 10 years - factoring in changing tastes around rich-media applications and online collaboration - has been unveiled by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The group has published the first public working draft for what it termed a "major revision" to the mark-up language. Much has changed …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jan 2008

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