Posts Tagged ‘web standards’

Introducing W3C Community Groups & Business Groups

In addition to the new Semantic News Community Group, the W3C has launched a full range of community and business groups “so that developers, designers, and anyone passionate about the Web has a place to have discussions and publish documents.” The homepage explains, “A W3C Community Group is an open forum, without fees, where Web developers and other stakeholders develop specifications, hold discussions, develop test suites, and connect with W3C’s international community of Web experts. A W3C Business Group gives innovators that want 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.” Read more

Jeni Tennison on Web Development

Jeni Tennison recently shared her experiences working with web standards in her work at legislation.gov.uk. In particular, Tennison looks at how her organization has need to use multiple technologies in concert to achieve various publishing goals and satisfy various types of data consumers.  She begins, “One of the things that’s been niggling at the back of my mind since the schema.org announcement is how small a role search engine results plays in the wider data sharing efforts that I’m more familiar with in my work on legislation.gov.uk, and more generally how my day job experience differs from (what seem to be) more common experiences of development on the web. In this post, I’m going to talk about that experience, and about the particular problems that I see with the coexistence of microdata and RDFa as a result.” Read more