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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-05-30

W3C Newsletter
Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2016-05-30 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20160530

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Expands Emmy® Award-Winning Work on Captions and Subtitles for More Accessible Video Content

   24 May 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5445>

   W3C has published new global guidelines, TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 "IMSC1" as a W3C Recommendation, that will improve accessibility and make it easier and less expensive for distributors of online video content to deliver subtitles and closed captions worldwide.

   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/REC-ttml-imsc1-20160421/>

   An application of the W3C’s Emmy® award-winning Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), TTML Profiles for IMSC1 simplifies authoring and processing of subtitles and captions worldwide by harmonizing popular profiles of TTML. In addition, W3C’s TTML Working Group updated the working draft of "TTML 2," the second version of Timed Text Markup Language (TTML), which adds features introduced in IMSC1 as well as other improvements, such as additional support for East Asian language typography, stereoscopic presentations, and mapping to HTML and CSS.

   <https://www.w3.org/TR/ttml2/>

   Described as a harmonization point for subtitling practices around the world, the IMSC1 global standard helps to bring together standards, rather than creating further fragmentation. Compatible with common media container formats, IMSC1 integrates with existing workflows, content libraries, and captioning requirements by offering conversion from popular captioning formats. You may read more in the press release.

   <https://www.w3.org/2016/05/pressrelease-imsc1-recommendation.html.en>

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1

   26 May 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5449>

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1." The specification describes a CSS box model optimized for user interface design. In the flex layout model, the children of a flex container can be laid out in any direction, and can “flex” their sizes, either growing to fill unused space or shrinking to avoid overflowing the parent. Both horizontal and vertical alignment of the children can be easily manipulated. Nesting of these boxes (horizontal inside vertical, or vertical inside horizontal) can be used to build layouts in two dimensions.

   <https://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-css-flexbox-1-20160526/>

Webmention is a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementation)

   24 May 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5439>

   The W3C Social Web Working Group is calling for implementations of "Webmention," which is now a Candidate Recommendation. Webmention provides a mechanism for a website to notify other websites that it has content which links to them and when the source content changes or is deleted. This mechanism is a core building block for a decentralized (social) Web because it allows sites to automatically learn about connected content without any prior setup or agreement. For users, an immediate benefit is cross-site comments. Before being brought to W3C for standardization, Webmention already had twenty-seven independent implementations in the IndieWebCamp community.

   <https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/Webmention>
   <https://indiewebcamp.com/>

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

Workshops

     * 2016-06-29 (29 JUN) – 2016-06-30 (30 JUN)
       Blockchains and the Web Workshop
       <https://www.w3.org/2016/04/blockchain-workshop/>
       Cambridge, MA, USA
       Hosted by the MIT Media Lab

W3C Blog

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Upcoming Talks

     * 2016-06-01 (1 JUN)
       It's always been about the links
       <https://www.w3.org/2016/Talks/0601_phila_soton/>
       by Phil Archer
       Web and Internet Science (WAIS) Seminar
       <http://www.wais.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
       Southampton, United Kingdom
     * 2016-06-02 (2 JUN)
       Melhores práticas para Dados na Web
       by Yaso Córdova
       Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
       <http://www.sbrc2016.ufba.br/>
       Salvador, Brazil
     * 2016-06-05 (5 JUN)
       Parse Earley, Parse Often
       <http://www.cwi.nl/~steven/Talks/2016/06-05-london>
       by Steven Pemberton
       XML London
       <http://xmllondon.com/>
       London, United Kingdom
     * 2016-06-17 (17 JUN)
       The evolution of CSS 4 Color
       by Chris Lilley
       CSS Day
       <http://cssday.nl/2016>
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     * 2016-06-21 (21 JUN)
       Streamlining Web Payments
       panel features Ian Jacobs
       Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) Webinars
       <http://www.merchantadvisorygroup.org/stay-connected/events-landing/2016/06/21/default-calendar/webinar-streamlining-web-payments>
       Online, USA
     * 2016-08-26 (26 AUG)
       WebFonts: Level Up!
       by Chris Lilley
       BrazilJS 2016
       <https://braziljs.org/conf?lang=en>
       Porto Alegre, Brazil
     * 2016-09-24 (24 SEP)
       REST Interfaces to the Internet of Things
       <http://www.cwi.nl/~steven/Talks/2016/09-24-euroia>
       EuroIA 2016
       <http://www.euroia.org>
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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