Smarter Integration of Web and Broadcasting: Second Workshop on Web and TV Scheduled

24 November 2010 | Archive

Berlin skyline W3C announces the second in a series of Workshops on the Web and TV. The Second W3C Web and TV Workshop takes place in Berlin, Germany, 8-9 February 2011, hosted by Fraunhofer-Fokus. Participants in this workshop will continue discussions begun in Japan in September 2010 (see summary) among the television industry, other producers of consumer electronics, and the Web community. Participants in this Workshop have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global standards meet their needs. Topics are likely to include: the advantages of supporting HTML5 (such as its rich feature set, global language support, and support for accessibility), compatibility with existing television technology, performance issues, the transition from existing approaches to Web-based ones, digital rights management, nomadic user interfaces (where users change devices without losing the flow of their activity), and more. Anyone may participate in this Workshop; a position paper is required and space is limited to 80 people. Position papers are due 7 January 2011 but expressions of interest sooner than that are appreciated. Please see the the Call for Participation for further details.

Technical Architecture Group Participants Announced

01 December 2010 | Archive

W3C announces the results of this year's Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election process: Peter Linss (HP), Ashok Malhotra (Oracle), and Larry Masinter (Adobe) all begin 2-year terms on 1 February 2011. The mission of the TAG is to build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary, to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG, and to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C. Peter, Ashok, and Larry join fellow TAG members Dan Appelquist (Vodafone), Jonathan Rees (Creative Commons), and Henry Thompson (U. of Edinburgh). Noah Mendelsohn (unaffiliated) and Tim Berners-Lee co-Chair the TAG. There remains one seat for appointment by the Director. Learn more about the TAG.

Last Call: XML Encryption, Signature 1.1

30 November 2010 | Archive

The XML Security Working Group has published a Last Call Working Drafts of XML Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1 and XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version 1.1. The former specifies a process for encrypting data and representing the result in XML. The latter 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. See the explanation of XML encryption changes and XML signature changes. Comments are welcome through 22 December. Learn more about the Security Activity.

Last Call: XML Processor Profiles

30 November 2010 | Archive

The XML Processing Model Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of XML Processor Profiles. This specification defines several XML processor profiles, each of which fully determines a data model for any given XML document. It is intended as a resource for other specifications, which can by a single normative reference establish precisely what input processing they require. Comments are welcome through 14 January. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

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