[NetBehaviour] Fwd: W3C Public Newsletter, 2019-06-17

Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 16:01:30 CEST 2019

This might be of interest to you - I've subbed to it for years - '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."' It's not as dull as it may sound -

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From: W3C Newsletter <newsletter at w3.org>
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:56 AM
Subject: W3C Public Newsletter, 2019-06-17
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2019-06-17 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

W3C Communications Team

Upcoming: W3C Workshop on Data Models for Transportation

   11 June 2019

   W3C announced today a Workshop on Data Models for Transportation, 12-13
September 2019, in Palo Alto, CA, USA. The event is hosted by Uber.


   The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together data architects,
product owners/managers, business development, corporate strategy and
innovation from the various industries and sectors that will be the future
of transportation.

   Expected topics of discussion include:

     * Profiles, an ontology for drivers, passengers, delivery recipients.
     * Vehicle data – on-board (VSS) and in-cloud ontology (VSSo)
     * Trip information – handling addition modes of transportation besides
vehicle eg rail, urban air mobility, plane and potentially for data
collected while traversing the route, observations from cameras and sensors.
     * Vehicle service ledger representing repairs, replacement and
aftermarket parts, tires, oil changes and other maintenance
     * Fueling and charging records to track a vehicles’ efficiency
     * Accessibility — Identifying accessibility-related considerations for
ontologies, including for driver and passenger profiles, and vehicle data;
as well as user interface aspects of consent and charging records; also how
accessibility intersects with privacy or other considerations.
     * Privacy & consent – data considerations for the capture and
representation of usage limits and consent grants.
     * metadata – A session on standards for dataset modeling, provenance,
and policies for data access. relevant existing or proposed ontologies
(sampling methodology, consent capture and accompanying policy language
     * Anonymization and broader distribution of information for Federated
Learning to improve AI behind autonomous vehicle efforts and other research
     * Business cases and need for open, inter-operable standards in
transportation space

   For more information on the workshop, please see the workshop details
and submission instructions. Expressions of interest and position
statements are due by 8 July 2019.


W3C Workshop Report: Permissions and User Consent

   17 June 2019

   W3C is pleased to announce a report from the W3C Workshop on Permissions
and User Consent held in late 2018, in San Diego, California, USA.


   This report contains a brief summary and collects highlights from the
individual sessions, with links to the presentation slides. More detailed
meeting minutes are also available. One of the take-aways was that some
features may simply too dangerous even when gated behind permissions
prompts – when we add new features to the web platform, we need to ask
“should we do this (at all)”. Another outcome of the workshop was “Adding
another permission? A guide”, a whitepaper for feature developers written
Program Committee member Nick Doty based on the discussions at the workshop.


   W3C thanks Qualcomm for hosting, the Program Committee for organizing,
and all the participants for their contributions.


First Public Working Draft: CSS Overscroll Behavior Module Level 1

   6 June 2019

   The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of "CSS
Overscroll Behavior Module Level 1." This module defines
"overscroll-behavior" to control the behavior when the scroll position of a
scroll container reaches the edge of the scrollport. This allows content
authors to hint that the boundary default actions, such as scroll chaining
and overscroll, should not be triggered.


   "CSS" is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents
(such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.


W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Values and Units Module Level 3

   6 June 2019

   The CSS Working Group has published an updated Candidate Recommendation
of "CSS Values and Units Module Level 3." This CSS module describes the
common values and units that CSS properties accept and the syntax used for
describing them in CSS property definitions.


   "CSS" is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents
(such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.


W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

   4 June 2019

   The W3C Advisory Committee has filled seven open seats on the W3C
Advisory Board, including two new seats created by the 1 March 2019 W3C
Process Document. Beginning 1 July 2019, the following new elected
participants, Elika J Etemad (W3C Invited Expert), Charles McCathie Nevile
(ConsenSys), Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium), Eric Siow (Intel), Léonie
Watson (TetraLogical), Chris Wilson (Google) and Judy (Hongru) Zhu
(Alibaba), will join continuing participants Jay (Junichi) Kishigami (NTT),
Florian Rivoal (W3C Invited Expert), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley) and David
Singer (Apple). Many thanks to Michael Champion (Microsoft) and Natasha
Rooney (W3C Invited Expert), whose terms end this month.


   Created in March 1998, the Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to
the W3C Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and
conflict resolution. The Advisory Board also serves the W3C Members by
tracking issues raised between Advisory Committee meetings, soliciting
Member comments on such issues, and proposing actions to resolve these
issues. The Advisory Board manages the evolution of the Process Document.
For several years, the AB has conducted its work in a public wiki.


   The elected Members of the Advisory Board participate as individual
contributors and not representatives of their organizations. Advisory Board
participants use their best judgment to find the best solutions for the
Web, not just for any particular network, technology, vendor, or user. Read
more about the Advisory Board.


First Public Working Draft: Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public
Key Credentials Level 2

   4 June 2019

   The Web Authentication Working Group has published a First Public
Working Draft of "Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key
Credentials Level 2." This specification defines an API enabling the
creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials
by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users.
Conceptually, one or more public key credentials, each scoped to a given
WebAuthn Relying Party, are created by and bound to authenticators as
requested by the web application. The user agent mediates access to
authenticators and their public key credentials in order to preserve user
privacy. Authenticators are responsible for ensuring that no operation is
performed without user consent. Authenticators provide cryptographic proof
of their properties to Relying Parties via attestation. This specification
also describes the functional model for WebAuthn conformant authenticators,
including their signature and attestation functionality.


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


     * 2019-06-27 (27 JUN) – 2019-06-28 (28 JUN)
       W3C Workshop on Web Games
       Redmond, WA, USA
       Hosted by Microsoft
     * 2019-09-12 (12 SEP) – 2019-09-13 (13 SEP)
       W3C Workshop on Data Models for Transportation
       Palo Alto, CA, USA
       Hosted by Uber

W3C Blog

     * Diversity at W3C: 2019 update; launch of TPAC Diversity Fund
       14 June 2019 by Jeff Jaffe
     * Dataset Exchange Working Group Is Making Progress
       13 June 2019 by Peter Winstanley
     * Privacy Anti-Patterns in Standards
       12 June 2019 by Peter Snyder

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