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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-07-11

W3C Newsletter
Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2016-07-11 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

W3C Invites Implementations of Battery Status API

   7 July 2016

First Public Working Draft: CSS Color Module Level 4

   5 July 2016

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Working Draft of "CSS Color Module Level 4." This specification describes CSS color values and properties for foreground color and group opacity. It also describes in detail the CSS color value type and describes CSS properties which allow authors to specify the foreground color and opacity of the text content of an element. It not only defines the color-related properties and values that already exist in CSS1 and CSS2, but also defines new properties and values.


Two W3C Candidate Recommendations published for Web Annotation

   5 July 2016

   The Web Annotation Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation for two documents:

     * Web Annotation Data Model: This specification describes a structured model and format, in JSON, to enable annotations to be shared and reused across different hardware and software platforms. Common use cases can be modeled in a manner that is simple and convenient, while at the same time enabling more complex requirements, including linking arbitrary content to a particular data point or to segments of timed multimedia resources.
     * Web Annotation Vocabulary: This specifies the set of RDF classes, predicates and named entities that are used by the Web Annotation Data Model. It also lists recommended terms from other ontologies that are used in the model, and provides the JSON-LD Context and profile definitions needed to use the Web Annotation JSON serialization in a Linked Data context.

   Candidate Recommendation means that the Working Group considers the technical design to be complete, and is seeking implementation feedback on the documents. There is a separate document on how to use them and report on implementation results. The group is keen to get comments and implementation experiences on these specifications, either as issues on the Group’s GitHub repository or by posting to [hidden email].

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   The group expects to satisfy the implementation goals (i.e., at least two, independent implementation for each of the test cases) by September 30, 2016.

W3C Invites Implementations of Pointer Lock

   5 July 2016

   The Web Platform Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "Pointer Lock." This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to raw mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and removing the cursor from view. This is an essential input mode for certain classes of applications, especially first person perspective 3D applications and 3D modeling software.


Two W3C Candidate Recommendations published for HTML Media Extensions

   5 July 2016

   The HTML Media Extensions Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of two documents:

     * Media Source Extensions: This specification extends HTMLMediaElement (HTML51) to allow JavaScript to generate media streams for playback. Allowing JavaScript to generate streams facilitates a variety of use cases like adaptive streaming and time shifting live streams.
     * Encrypted Media Extensions: This proposal extends HTMLMediaElement (HTML5) providing APIs to control playback of encrypted content.

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


     * 2016-10-19 (19 OCT) – 2016-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Web & Virtual Reality Workshop
       Mountain View, CA, USA
       Hosted by Samsung
       The Workshop will look at the intersection of Web and Virtual Reality technologies. It aims at enabling the sharing of experiences between practitioners of the field, discuss existing gaps in the Web platform that make some Virtual Reality use cases difficult or impossible in browsers today, and explore what future standards are needed to pave the way for the Web to be one of the major VR platforms.
     * 2016-11-30 (30 NOV) – 2016-12-01 ( 1 DEC)
       Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc)
       CWI with support from the VRE4EIC project
       The workshop will cover a variety of related issues: how to manage a vocabulary in a collaborative environment, how to define an application profile for human and machine consumption, how to request data using a specific profile and, as a prime example of all this - experiences of using "DCAT" that might lead to its extension.

W3C Blog

     * Celebrating 20th birthday in Japan – ASIA strong in Web standards –
       5 July 2016 by Naomi Yoshizawa

Upcoming Talks

     * 2016-08-26 (26 AUG)
       WebFonts: Level Up!
       by Chris Lilley
       BrazilJS 2016
       Porto Alegre, Brazil
     * 2016-09-24 (24 SEP)
       REST Interfaces to the Internet of Things
       EuroIA 2016
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     * 2016-11-21 (21 NOV)
       XForms, the only Standard Web Framework
       by Steven Pemberton
       NLUUG najaarsconferentie
       Bunnik, The Netherlands

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New Members

     * Egret Technology Inc.
     * Intuit

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