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W3C Public Newsletter, 2016-08-22

W3C Newsletter
Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2016-08-22 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20160822

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

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Call for Review: Vibration API Proposed Edited Recommendation Published

   18 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5733>

First Public Working Draft: Indexed Database API 2.0

   18 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5742>

   The Web Platform Web Working Group has published a Working Draft of "Indexed Database API 2.0." This document defines APIs for a database of records holding simple values and hierarchical objects. Each record consists of a key and some value. Moreover, the database maintains indexes over records it stores. An application developer directly uses an API to locate records either by their key or by using an index. A query language can be layered on this API. An indexed database can be implemented using a persistent B-tree data structure.

   <https://www.w3.org/WebPlatform/WG/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-IndexedDB-2-20160818/>

First Public Working Draft: HTML 5.2

   18 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5739>

   The Web Platform Working Group has published a Working Draft of "HTML 5.2." This specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). In this version, new features continue to be introduced to help Web application authors, new elements continue to be introduced based on research into prevailing authoring practices, and special attention continues to be given to defining clear conformance criteria for user agents in an effort to improve interoperability.

   <https://www.w3.org/WebPlatform/WG/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-html52-20160818/>

W3C Invites Implementations of DeviceOrientation Event Specification

   18 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5736>

   The Geolocation Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "DeviceOrientation Event Specification." This specification defines several new DOM events that provide information about the physical orientation and motion of a hosting device.

   <https://www.w3.org/2008/geolocation/>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-orientation-event-20160818/>

W3C Invites Implementations of Micropub

   16 August 2016
   <https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5729>

   The W3C Social Web Working Group is calling for implementations of "Micropub," which is now a Candidate Recommendation. Micropub provides a mechanism for communication between independently developed clients and servers to allow creating, updating and deleting social content. For users, an immediate benefit is the possibility to change between or use multiple third-party posting clients with their own data storage. Before being brought to W3C for standardization, Micropub already had over a dozen independent implementations in the IndieWebCamp community.

   <https://www.w3.org/Social/WG>
   <https://www.w3.org/TR/2016/CR-micropub-20160816/>

   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/>
       San Jose, 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

     * W3C Day in Spain: Web of Things to boost industrial productivity
       <https://www.w3.org/blog/2016/08/w3c-day-spain-2016-web-of-things-to-boost-productivity-industry/>
       16 August 2016 by Martin Alvarez-Espinar

Upcoming Talks

     * 2016-08-26 (26 AUG)
       WebFonts: Level Up!
       by Chris Lilley
       BrazilJS 2016
       <https://braziljs.org/conf?lang=en>
       Porto Alegre, Brazil
     * 2016-09-14 (14 SEP)
       Web, meet Virtual Reality
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       View Source
       <https://viewsourceconf.org/berlin-2016>
       Berlin, Germany
     * 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
     * 2016-11-16 (16 NOV)
       Petroleum retail opportunities with the web
       by Bernard Gidon
       IFSF annual conference
       <http://www.ifsf.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/ifsf_newsletter_august_2016.pdf>
       Schiphol, 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

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About W3C

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