Web of Things Initiative by W3C

The WoT (Web of Things) is gaining steam. The term describes the communications of devices of various kind. At the great consumer and b2b fairs the subject is present for some time already and it got a lot of attention at the CES lately. As it often happens on the internet standards are the precondition ...

Automaticly create APIs and Datasets of Websites

import.io is a most interesting new service able to change the way data of websites are handled. The service automaticly creates datasets out of websites and creates api interfaces to process the created datasets. In its description the service even notes that the service turns “ … any website into a table of data or ...

The State of HTML5 Usage 1

The HTML5 standard, the programming language of websites and meanwhile compatible not only to most webbrowsers but common devices like smartphones and tablet computers at all, has extraordinary qualities and will reduce development expenses by the compatibility mentioned above. But what about the current state of HTML5 usage and when will be the need to ...

Internet gets a Markup Language for Emotions

The W3C working group Multimodal Interaction Activity, working on universal means for the input and output at different devices, has published a first working draft about a markup language to express emotions. The EmotionML, Emotion Markup Language, is described as a plugin language enabling the manual annotation of data, the automated recognition of emotions and ...

W3C Working Group on Device Interfaces 2

The W3C has launched a new working group dedicated to device api’s. The task of the „Device APIs and Policy Working Group“ is the development of standards, which enable the interaction between device specific applications (e.g. calendars or cameras on mobile phones) and web applications and widgets. To follow the progress of this working group ...

W3C starts Initiative on Educating Web Professionals

The W3C has launched an initiative on the education of web professionals. The Open Web Education Alliance aims to assure internet standardization and the development of high quality standards by fostering the knowledge transfer between companies, educational institutions, Web professionals, and students. Directory Sources: Internet Organizations

Framework to easily create Browser Add Ons

The Mozilla Labs, part of the Mozilla Foundation well known for the Firefox browser, has introduced a framework for the easy creation of browser add ons. This framework enables the creation of browser add ons without comprehensive programming knowledge by using web standards like html, css and javascript. This is an interesting application as well ...