W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform
20 May 2013
The workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on 4 June 2013, and will be hosted by W3C/Keio University.
XML Signature and XML Encryption are W3C Recommendations
23 April 2013
The XML Security Working Group has published three W3C Recommendations today:
1.XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 1.1. This document specifies XML digital signature processing rules and syntax. XML Signatures provide integrity, message authentication, and/or signer authentication services for data of any type, whether located within the XML that includes the signature or elsewhere.
2.XML Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1. This document specifies a process for encrypting data and representing the result in XML. The data may be in a variety of formats, including octet streams and other unstructured data, or structured data formats such as XML documents, an XML element, or XML element content. The result of encrypting data is an XML Encryption element that contains or references the cipher data.
3.XML Signature Properties. This document outlines the syntax, processing rules and an associated namespace for properties to be used in XML Signatures. These can be composed with any version of XML Signature using the XML Signature Properties element. These properties are intended to meet code signing requirements.
Learn more: XML Security Working Group
Formation of the Indic Layout Task Force
29 March 2013
The mission of this task force is to create documents about requirements for Indic Text layout realized with standards related to CSS, Mobile Web and Unicode. The documents will be mainly based on W3C standards affected by Indic Text layout and Unicode Algorithms for line breaking and segmentation e.g. - UAX# 14 and UAX#29. This task force will gather and integrate feedback from the participating members about the need and technical feasibility of various requirements.
The Task Force is part of the Internationalization Interest Group.
The aim of this task force is to collect information about specific use cases in India for technologies defined in those specifications for Indian languages, and to report the results of its activities as a group back to the Internationalization Core Working Group, as well as to other relevant groups and to the W3C membership and communityi.
Home Page of the Indic Layout Task Force
Web Accessibility Community Group
25 March 2013
W3C India is setting up a W3C Community Group to address specifically the web accessibility related issues, especially to focus on challenges in India.
W3C Workshop Report on the Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform
4 March 2013
W3C today published the report of the workshop eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards, hosted by O'Reilly TOC on 11-12 February, 2013, in New York, USA, and sponsored by Pearson.
Learn more about the report.