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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-01-04

W3C Newsletter
Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2016-01-04 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20160104

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

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CSV on the Web Recommendations Published

   17 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5232>

   The CSV on the Web Working Group has published four
   Recommendations:

   <https://www.w3.org/2013/csvw/wiki/Main_Page>
     * Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web: An abstract
       model for tabular data, and how to locate metadata that
       enables users to better understand what the data holds. This
       specification also contains non-normative guidance on how to
       parse CSV files.
     * Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data: A JSON-based format for
       expressing metadata about tabular data to inform validation,
       conversion, display and data entry for tabular data.
     * Generating JSON from Tabular Data on the Web: For how to
       convert tabular data into JSON.
     * Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web: For how to
       convert tabular data into RDF.

   The group plans to publish a Primer at a later time to help users
   using these technologies.

Spatial Data on the Web Use Cases and Requirements Note Published

   17 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5241>

   The Spatial Data on the Web Working Group has published a Group
   Note of "Spatial Data on the Web Use Cases & Requirements." This
   document describes use cases that demand a combination of
   geospatial and non-geospatial data sources and techniques. It
   underpins the collaborative work of the Spatial Data on the Web
   Working Groups operated by both W3C and OGC.

   <https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2015/NOTE-sdw-ucr-20151217/>

W3C Invites Implementation of XPath 3.1; XSLT and XQuery Serialization
3.1

   17 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5229>

   The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group invite
   implementation of the following Candidate Recommendations:

   <http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/>
   <https://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/>
     * XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1: XPath 3.1 is an expression
       language that allows the processing of values conforming to
       the data model defined in XQuery and XPath Data Model (XDM)
       3.1. The data model provides a tree representation of XML
       documents as well as atomic values such as integers, strings,
       and booleans, and sequences that may contain both references
       to nodes in an XML document and atomic values.
     * XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.1: This document defines
       serialization of an instance of the data model as defined in
       XQuery and XPath Data Model (XDM) 3.1 into a sequence of
       octets. Serialization is designed to be a component that can
       be used by other specifications such as XSL Transformations
       (XSLT) Version 3.0 or XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language.

W3C Invites Implementations of XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language

   17 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5227>

   The XML Query Working Group invites implementation of the
   Candidate Recommendation of "XQuery 3.1: An XML Query Language."
   XML is a versatile markup language, capable of labeling the
   information content of diverse data sources including structured
   and semi-structured documents, relational databases, and object
   repositories. A query language that uses the structure of XML
   intelligently can express queries across all these kinds of data,
   whether physically stored in XML or viewed as XML via middleware.
   This specification describes a query language called XQuery, which
   is designed to be broadly applicable across many types of XML data
   sources.

   <https://www.w3.org/XML/Query/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2015/CR-xquery-31-20151217/>

Two Drafts Published by the Data on the Web Best Practices WG

   17 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5245>

   The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published two
   Working Drafts:

   <https://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/>
     * Data on the Web Best Practices: Data Quality Vocabulary: This
       document provides a framework in which the quality of a
       dataset can be described, whether by the dataset publisher or
       by a broader community of users. It does not provide a formal,
       complete definition of quality, rather, it sets out a
       consistent means by which information can be provided such
       that a potential user of a dataset can make his/her own
       judgment about its fitness for purpose.
     * Data on the Web Best Practices: This document provides best
       practices related to the publication and usage of data on the
       Web designed to help support a self-sustaining ecosystem. Data
       should be discoverable and understandable by humans and
       machines. Where data is used in some way, whether by the
       originator of the data or by an external party, such usage
       should also be discoverable and the efforts of the data
       publisher recognized. In short, following these best practices
       will facilitate interaction between publishers and consumers.

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and UAAG 2.0 Reference Working
Group Note

   15 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5224>

   The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (UAWG) has
   published "User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG 2.0)" and
   "UAAG 2.0 Reference" as W3C Working Group Notes. UAAG 2.0 defines
   how browsers, extensions, media players, and other “user agents”
   should support accessibility for people with disabilities and work
   with assistive technologies. UAAG 2.0 is complete, and provides
   practical guidance for browsers and user agents. Implementations
   for UAAG 2.0 features have been identified, but not formally
   tested. Although W3C does not have plans at this time to advance
   UAAG 2.0 to Recommendation, the need and opportunity to improve
   accessibility in user agents still exists. UAAG 2.0 provides
   specific accessibility guidance for user agent developers who want
   to build a better user experience for all.

   <http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/>
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/>
   <http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20-Reference/>

First Public Working Drafts: CSP: Cookie Controls; Embedded Enforcement

   15 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5214>

   The Web Application Security Working Group has published two
   Working Drafts:

   <https://www.w3.org/2011/webappsec/>
     * Content Security Policy: Cookie Controls: This document
       defines mechanisms by which web developers can limit the ways
       in which cookies may be set in the context of their sites and
       applications.
     * Content Security Policy: Embedded Enforcement: This document
       defines a mechanism by which a web page can embed a nested
       browsing context if and only if it agrees to enforce a
       particular set of restrictions upon itself.

W3C Invites Implementation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3

   15 December 2015
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5222>

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites
   implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "CSS Writing
   Modes Level 3." CSS Writing Modes Level 3 defines CSS features to
   support for various international writing modes, such as
   left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or
   Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical
   (e.g. Asian scripts).

   <https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2015/CR-css-writing-modes-3-20151215/>

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