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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-05-23

W3C Newsletter
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W3C Communications Team

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

   19 May 2016

   The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published three documents for which reviews are actively sought.

     * The Data on the Web Best Practices document offers advice on how data of all kinds – government, research, commercial – can be shared on the Web, whether openly or not. The underlying aim is to make data intelligently available, maximizing the likelihood of its discovery and reuse. The provision of a variety of metadata, the use of URIs as identifiers and multiple access options are key to this. The Working Group believes that the document is now complete and is seeking review before the transition to Candidate Recommendation (call for implementations).
       Two new vocabularies accompany the Best Practices document:
     * The Dataset Usage Vocabulary offers a framework in which citations, comments, and uses of data within applications can be structured. The aim is to benefit data publishers by enabling assessment of the impact of their efforts to share data, and to benefit data users by encouraging the continued availability of data and the visibility of their own work that uses it.
     * The Data Quality Vocabulary is 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.
       The vocabularies are seen as mature and the Working Group is seeking one last round of feedback to enable them to be published as Working Group Notes in the near future.

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3

   19 May 2016

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "CSS Cascading and Inheritance Level 3." One of the fundamental design principles of CSS is cascading, which allows several style sheets to influence the presentation of a document. When different declarations try to set a value for the same element/property combination, the conflicts must somehow be resolved.


W3C Invites Implementations of Media Capture and Streams

   19 May 2016

   The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and Device and Sensors Working Group have published a Candidate Recommendation of "Media Captures and Streams." This document defines a set of JavaScript APIs that allow local media, including audio and video, to be requested from a platform. It also defines APIs for requesting access to local multimedia devices, such as microphones or video cameras.


New Videos: Perspectives on Web Accessibility – Essential for Some, Useful for All

   17 May 2016

   The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has posted the first version of Web Accessibility Perspectives that explores the impact of accessibility for people with disabilities and the benefits for everyone. This resource introduces 10 web accessibility topics with short videos, brief descriptions, and links to learn more. The videos relate the benefits of accessibility to everyone in different situations, and encourage viewers to learn more about web accessibility. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


   More news: <http://www.w3.org/blog/news/>


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