Standards: W3C Announces New Publishing Standards Work and First Publishing Summit
From the World Wide Consortium:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced today that registration is now open for its first ever W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in San Francisco, California, co-located with the W3C’s Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings (TPAC 2017), and has also issued a call for participation in a newly-formed Publishing Working Group.
Selected speakers and session topics have already been unveiled for the W3C Publishing Summit, and the program committee invites submission of speaker and session proposals by 15 July 2017. The conference will show how publishers of all types are using today’s Web technologies, including EPUB, to make their publications more effective and their workflows more efficient, and cover developments coming soon in Web publications, EPUB and the overall Open Web Platform.
Additionally, the W3C has launched a new Publishing Working Group, a standards-track group formed just a few months following the combination of IDPF and W3C.
The Publishing Working Group’s mission is to provide the necessary technologies on the Open Web Platform to make the combination of traditional publishing and the web complete in terms of accessibility, usability, portability, distribution, archiving, offline access, and reliable cross referencing.
The mission of the new Publishing Working Group is to “enable all publications — with all their specificities and traditions — to become first-class entities on the Web. The WG will provide the necessary technologies on the Open Web Platform to make the combination of traditional publishing and the Web complete in terms of accessibility, usability, portability, distribution, archiving, offline access, and reliable cross referencing.”
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