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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-08-08

W3C Newsletter
Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2016-08-08 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20160808

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

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W3Cx re-opens its HTML5 Intermediate MOOC Course in self-paced mode

   2 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5720>

   Today, W3Cx re-opens registration for the HTML5 Part 1 MOOC course in self-paced mode. This course focuses on Web design fundamentals at an intermediate level. As part of the “HTML5 from W3C” XSeries, it follows the HTML5 Introduction course also available in self-paced mode.

   <https://www.edx.org/course/html5-part-1-html5-coding-essentials-w3cx-html5-1x-0>
   <https://www.edx.org/xseries/html5-w3c>
   <https://www.edx.org/course/html5-introduction-w3cx-html5-0x>

   Over 190K Web developers and designers the world over have enrolled and tested their new skills through numerous interactive exercises and practical assignments. Read this course great reviews, its description and register. Learn lots and have fun!

   <https://www.coursetalk.com/providers/edx/courses/learn-html5-from-w3c#reviews>
   <https://www.edx.org/course/html5-part-1-html5-coding-essentials-w3cx-html5-1x-0>

Patent Advisory Group for Web Payments Working Group Launched

   4 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5723>

   In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to two specifications of the Web Payments Working Group; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Public comments regarding these disclosures may be sent to [hidden email] (public archive). Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.

   <https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/>
   <https://www.w3.org/2016/08/wpwg-pag/>
   <https://www.w3.org/2016/08/wpwg-pag/#disclosures>
   <https://www.w3.org/2016/08/wpwg-pag/charter>
   <https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exception>
   <https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#def-RF>
   <https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wpwg-pag/>
   <https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exception>

W3C Invites Implementations of Mixed Content

   2 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5716>

   The Web Application Security Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "Mixed Content." This specification describes how a user agent should handle fetching of content over unencrypted or unauthenticated connections in the context of an encrypted and authenticated document.

   <https://www.w3.org/2011/webappsec/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-mixed-content-20160802/>

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

Workshops

     * 2016-10-19 (19 OCT) – 2016-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Web & Virtual Reality Workshop
       <https://www.w3.org/2016/06/vr-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)
       <https://www.w3.org/2016/11/sdsvoc/>
       Amsterdam
       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.
       <https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/>

W3C Blog

     * 25 years ago the world changed forever
       <https://www.w3.org/blog/2016/08/25-years-ago-the-world-changed-forever/>
       4 August 2016 by Amy van der Hiel
     * W3C Web of Things meetings in Beijing, July 2016
       <https://www.w3.org/blog/2016/08/w3c-web-of-things-meetings-in-beijing-july-2016/>
       4 August 2016 by Olive Xu

Upcoming Talks

     * 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
     * 2016-11-21 (21 NOV)
       XForms, the only Standard Web Framework
       <http://www.cwi.nl/~steven/Talks/2016/11-21-nluug>
       by Steven Pemberton
       NLUUG najaarsconferentie
       <https://www.nluug.nl/events/>
       Bunnik, The Netherlands

W3C Membership

   Learn more about the benefits of W3C Membership. If you or your organization cannot join W3C, we invite you to support W3C through a contribution.

   <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/membership-benefits>
   <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/join>
   <http://www.w3.org/support/>

New Members

     * Beijing Knownsec Information Technology Co., Ltd.

About W3C

   The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop "Web standards." Read about W3C.

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