Acceptance of Media Source Extensions as W3C Candidate Recommendation will accelerate adoption of dash.js

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. welcomes the news that the Media Source Extensions (MSE) specification has moved to Candidate Recommendation (CR) at the W3C. Media Source Extensions allow JavaScript to manage media buffers directly. This is a critical step towards broad adoption of the dash.js project which provides cross-browser support for MPEG-DASH adaptive streaming video using…

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MPEG-DASH Tutorial: Embedding an adaptive streaming video within your HTML5 application

Poor quality streaming video solutions resulted in an estimated $2.16 Billion of lost revenue in 2012 (according to the 2013 Conviva Viewer Experience Report). That’s a LOT of zeros! Since we at Microsoft Open technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) believe this is simply unacceptable, we’d like to share some ways in which developers can leverage open…

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After Pointer Events, here comes Interoperable Panning Experiences through CSS Scrolling Snap Points

Today, Microsoft submitted a new proposal to the W3C – “CSS Scrolling Snap Points”, designed to enable well-polished panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. This submission comes on the heels of Pointer Events, as one of the ways Microsoft is advancing the Web…


More W3C Pointer Events Implementations with Dojo and IE11

The W3C Pointer Events emerging standard continues to gain traction, advancing support for interoperable mouse, touch, and pen interactions across the web. Further to our previous Blog where we highlighted the work the Dojo team are doing with Pointer Events, we can now confirm an implementation of Pointer Events has now been added to the…

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MS Open Tech, W3C Pointer Events and the JavaScript Community at JSConf 2013

Adoption of Pointer Events Grows with Upcoming Implementation for Dojo Toolkit The W3C Pointer Events emerging standard continues to gain traction, advancing support for interoperable mouse, touch, and pen interactions across the web. Pointer Events makes it easier to support a variety of browsers and devices by saving Web developers from writing unique code for…

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W3C Pointer Events Gains Momentum Within Web Communities

MS Open Tech Announces Intent to Implement in Blink While Continuing WebKit Implementation From: Asir Vedamuthu Selvasingh, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. The W3C Pointer Events emerging standard continues to gain traction, advancing support for interoperable mouse, touch, and pen interactions across the web….

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An Update on Professional-Quality Video Captioning

I am really excited that Microsoft IE has taken another step forward enabling professional-quality closed captions for online video, to address evolving industry requirements for browsers and other software on Internet-connected devices. The IE team have just posted a blog that describes the latest milestone for Web-based accessibility – “In February 2013, Microsoft joined industry…

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Microsoft Donates JavaScript Materials to Web Platform Docs

We’d like to highlight a pleasant spring surprise from our Microsoft colleague Eliot Graff who this week has informed the tech community that Microsoft is proving additional content to the Webplatform.org project by donating over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials. Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and the Microsoft Internet Explorer team represented by Eliot, have…

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Pointer Events Standardization Reaches Key Maturity Milestone at W3C, MS Open Tech Releases Second Drop of Pointer Events Prototype for WebKit

From: Asir Vedamuthu Selvasingh, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Developers can start building multi-input websites and apps with greater confidence that an emerging industry standard will enable building a single website targeting multiple devices and platforms. Only three months after its creation, the W3C…


Happy Birthday XML!

XML was first published as a W3C Recommendation on 10 February 1998. I would have never dreamt, 15 years ago, that we would be so successful in our dream of exchanging information freely between different platforms and now across devices and clouds. For me, this has been the beginning of the Openness revolution.  I truly…

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