EMVCo, FIDO Alliance, and W3C Publish Resource on How Technologies Relate

5 November 2020 | Archive

Today EMVCo, the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published How EMVCo, FIDO, and W3C Technologies Relate, which explains the roles of the three organizations’ technologies. This new educational resource informs payments industry stakeholders on the roles of EMV® Secure Remote Commerce (SRC), EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS), EMV® Payment Tokenisation, FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 specifications, and W3C’s Web Authentication and Payment Request APIs, which may be used together to enable more secure and convenient card-based payment during an e-commerce guest checkout on the Web.

The document was published by the Web Payment Security Interest Group, a collaborative industry-led initiative focused on enhancing the interoperability of web payments.

At the Authenticate 2020 Conference on 18 November, representatives from EMVCo, the FIDO Alliance and W3C will participate in a virtual panel session to discuss the document and seek input on it from payments industry stakeholders. The conference is open and free for anyone to attend.

Read the press release for more information.

W3C Strategic Highlights, October 2020

5 November 2020 | Archive

megaphoneW3C released today to the public the October 2020 edition of the W3C Strategic Highlights, our semi-annual report about the tremendous work to enhance the Web platform and innovate for its growth and strength.

The comprehensive report contains updates in key areas of the Web, illustrates how W3C meets industry needs, and gives the latest information around Web for all and outreach to the world. We also invite you to read W3C CEO’s thoughts on W3C’s 20th Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings which just concluded last week.

Working Group Note: Web Platform Design Principles

10 November 2020 | Archive

The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has published a First Public Working Group Note of Web Platform Design Principles. This document contains a set of design principles to be used when designing Web Platform technologies. These principles have been collected during the Technical Architecture Group’s discussions in reviewing developing specifications. We encourage specification designers to read this document and use it as a resource when making design decisions.

Publication Manifest and Audiobooks are W3C Recommendations

10 November 2020 | Archive

The Publishing Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations:

  • Publication Manifest defines a general manifest format for expressing information about a digital publication. It uses metadata augmented to include various structural properties about publications, serialized in JSON-LD, to enable interoperability between publishing formats while accommodating variances in the information that needs to be expressed.
  • Audiobooks describes the requirements for the creation of audiobooks, using a profile of the Publication Manifest specification.

DOM Review Draft — Published 18 June 2019 is a W3C Recommendation

3 November 2020 | Archive

As part of working with the WHATWG together on HTML and DOM, W3C selected today to endorse the WHATWG DOM Review Draft – Published 18 June 2019 as a W3C Recommendation. DOM defines a platform-neutral model for events, aborting activities, and node trees. This is the first endorsed WHATWG Review Draft by W3C.

W3C Workshop Report: Web and Machine Learning

3 November 2020 | Archive

W3C Web & Machine Learning Workshop page banner image W3C is pleased to announce a report from the W3C Workshop on Web and Machine Learning, held online in August and September 2020.

This report contains a brief summary and collects highlights from the individual sessions, and links to the presentation videos. This first-ever virtual W3C workshop kicked off with the publication of 34 talks in August 2020 discussing opportunities and challenges of browser-based machine learning, web platform foundations, as well as developer’s, and user’s perspectives into machine learning technologies in the context of the web platform.

The workshop participants identified as a prime standardization opportunity the low-level primitives for machine learning inference exposed through the Web Neural Network API. This work has been incubated at a W3C Community Group since late 2018. Following the workshop, as a concrete next step, the W3C sent an advance notice of the development of a charter for a Web Machine Learning Working Group to standardize the Web Neural Network API.

The virtual workshop format was well-received and demonstrated the W3C’s ability to adapt to the changing environment that relies on online collaboration technologies in the midst of the global pandemic.

W3C thanks our sponsor, futurice, the Program Committee, and all participants for making this event possible.

First Public Working Draft: WebXR Hand Input Module — Level 1

22 October 2020 | Archive

The Immersive Web Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of WebXR Hand Input Module – Level 1. The WebXR Hand Input module expands the WebXR Device API with the functionality to track articulated hand poses.

W3C Launches Initiative to Improve the Web for Merchants

21 October 2020 | Archive

megaphoneW3C today launched the Merchant Business Group, an open forum to address challenges for customer experiences and business needs using Web technologies. Merchants, integrators, platform providers, and others will discuss how emerging Web technologies could help address customer experience challenges, and what additional Web capabilities may be necessary. The group offers participants an opportunity to learn directly from the organizations building Web experiences about how Web standards trends can affect (and improve) e-commerce. W3C Members Worldpay from FIS, Fiserv, Coles Supermarket Group and Connexus are the first organizations to join the new group, whose first meeting will take place on October 26, 2020.

A W3C Business Group gives innovators wanting to have an impact on the development of the Web in the near-term, a vendor-neutral forum for collaborating with like-minded stakeholders, including W3C Members and non-Members who can participate in the Business Group without full W3C Membership. Please read more in our press release.

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