Monthly Archives: September 2011


W3C has announced an upcoming conference on “HTML5 and the Open Web Platform”. The total information currently available is:

W3C, the web standards organization, is holding its first conference.
If you are a developer or designer wanting to hear the latest news on HTML5 and the open web platform, and your place in it, save the date. This event will be held in Seattle and live streaming to the world on November 15-16.
More details soon…

This is very short notice for a conference, but the topic is interesting.

W3C link roundup

There are a lot of announcements from W3C that are format-related, and I’m not always sure what to do with them. For the moment, I’ll put a bunch of recent links into this post, and perhaps will do the same occasionally to keep up to date.

First Draft of Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Profile Published
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition) is a W3C Recommendation
Last Call: CSS Speech Module
Three CSS Drafts Published; First Draft of Conditional Rules Module Level 3
CSS Values and Units Module Level 3 Draft Updated
CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3 Draft Updated

Format registries

Two posts in one day!

That Library Journal article led to a number of interesting links (you’ll notice I’ve added Karen Coyle’s blog to my blogroll), and eventually I came upon this article by Chris Rusbridge on file format registries.

GDFR was originally supposed to be a distributed registry without a central site, but that idea collapsed under the weight of its complexity before GDFR itself ran out of steam. UDFR is trying to do something similar. I wonder if the best solution to the problem of format coverage would be a moderated wiki that didn’t require new, complicated software underpinnings.