Yeoman is a tool that provides a scaffolding system to begin new projects. The genius thing about Yeoman is that, by itself, it doesn’t know how to do anything. This flexibility comes from a modular approach that relies on separate generator modules. Each generator knows how to create a particular kind of project (e.g. an Backbone.js app or a Chrome extension). ReSpec is a JS library written by Robin Berjon that makes it easier to write technical specifications, or documents that tend to be technical in nature in general. It was originally designed for the purpose of writing W3C...

This morning in the United States, the White House announced a new "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" as part of the effort to improve consumers' online privacy. As I've mentioned before, Microsoft is actively participating in the industry initiative for Tracking Protection at the W3C to produce Web standards for online privacy. [continues on the IEBlog]

In the last ten years Microsoft has invested heavily in user privacy. Just like security, privacy considerations are baked into every Microsoft product. It is almost a year since the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, accepted and published Microsoft’s member submission for an Internet Standard to help protect consumer privacy. [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Monday, January 23, 2012 12:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

Today, the W3C announced the creation of a Tracking Protection Working Group to work on defining what tracking is, signaling user intent, and tracking protection lists. The W3C’s action here can help protect consumers from unwanted tracking. We welcome the opportunity to work with the industry and governments on a Web standard based on our earlier work. [continues on the IEBlog]

This morning the W3C accepted and published Microsoft’s Web Tracking Protection member submission proposing a standard for helping to address privacy concerns related to online tracking. You can read more on the IE Blog and on the W3C Blog. Web Tracking Protection is based on IE9’s tracking protection lists showcased on the IE9 Test Drive.

Last year I wrote about the W3C’s annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) conference. This is where most of the W3C working groups get together for a week of face to face meetings and networking. TPAC 2010 was a couple of weeks ago and here I will highlight some of the topics discussed by the groups where we participate… [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Monday, November 29, 2010 7:20 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

I want to provide an update to my last blog post about the W3C process that we follow to develop and finalise Web Standards. The working group published the Release Candidate (RC) of the CSS 2.1 Test Suite on September 17. The next step is for the major browser vendors to submit their implementation reports using the working group’s template within one month from publication of the test suite. The group has set a deadline on October 18… [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Friday, October 8, 2010 4:30 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

Complete Web Standards with multiple browser implementations and comprehensive test suites are the backbone of the interoperable Web. Getting web standards through the complete standardisation process and turned into official W3C Recommendations takes a lot of effort. While it is tempting to view the latest editor’s draft of a specification as a "standard", a large part of the complexity that ensures good interoperability happens in the "last mile". In the last couple of weeks, several key web specifications have reached important milestones and these examples illustrate how the process works… [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Monday, September 13, 2010 6:00 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

There’s lots going on in the web standards world and being part of the Internet Explorer team gives me a front row seat. We’ve posted a few updates on the IE Blog relating to standards in the last few weeks: W3C SVG Working Group Update for January 2010 MIX - Microsoft, W3C and SVG Documenting Standards in IE W3C HTML Working Group Publishes New Drafts Working with the HTML5 Community I’m really looking forward to the feedback...

posted @ Friday, March 12, 2010 4:07 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

Last week, the W3C HTML Working Group reached a decision to publish several new working drafts and these are now available. The discussion about what to publish and how to structure the HTML5 specification has taken several months. In November, at the TPAC meeting, a request was made for the Microdata section of the specification to be removed. Back in August, I posted about our support for a separate Canvas 2D API specification… [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Friday, March 5, 2010 9:11 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C HTML5 ]

This week the W3C holds its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting (TPAC 2009). There will be about a dozen people from the IE team participating and this is a valuable opportunity to continue working together with other W3C members on the next generation of web standards. High quality specifications that improve interoperability between browsers are important. Our goal is to help ensure these new standards work well for web developers and will work well in future versions of IE… [continues on the IEBlog]

posted @ Monday, November 2, 2009 5:00 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ W3C ]

W3C XHTML 1.0 Appendix C: This appendix summarizes design guidelines for authors who wish their XHTML documents to render on existing HTML user agents. W3C XHTML Media Types: The use of 'text/html' for XHTML SHOULD be limited for the purpose of rendering on existing HTML user agents, and SHOULD be limited to XHTML1 documents which follow the HTML Compatibility Guidelines. In particular, 'text/html' is NOT suitable for XHTML Family document types that adds elements and attributes from foreign namespaces, such as XHTML+MathML. Mark Pilgrim: Despite Chris Wilson's assertion that "we cannot definitively say why XHTML has not been...