This week’s @tag meetings included:

•Personalization semantics for content, so that users who might have a speech and/or physical impairment can communicate using symbols
•Font Enumeration API, to let users grant access of local font info to a web app

github.com/w3ctag/meetings/blo

Up early for this week’s @tag plenary meeting…

...and looking again at RFC 8890: The Internet is for End Users, from the IETF's Internet Architecture Board — so we can add references to it from one of our guides.

Important concepts; worth a read.
tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8890

Hello from Day 2 of ’s breakout sessions!

I’m starting with the breakout group. They’re creating standards for an open web-based platform on top of systems and devices, much as the web is currently for the traditional internet.

w3.org/2020/10/27-wot-breakout

I should’ve added — the panel was ably facilitated by @laurenleemack@twitter.com

It was an impressive group of thoughtful, accomplished women who are working to make the world better.

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Just joined a session on the ethics & the web w @mind_seu@twitter.com @ashleyjanelewis@twitter.com, @ameliawb@twitter.com, and @cleogirl2525@twitter.com. Thought provoking… I was struck by the idea that the flat, white format of much of the web restricts creative expression. WebXR is a shift— what else could we do?

The group's use cases for creating standards for Secure Data Stores include:

• Virtual Safe Deposit Box
• Steel Material Origins for Auto Parts
• Perishable Food Recall

identity.foundation/secure-dat

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I’m in a session on Secure Data Stores.

Joint @w3c CG/@DecentralizedID group, working on data models for storage & transport, syntax, data at rest protection, CRUD API, access control, sync, & an HTTP-based interface compatible with W3C DIDs/VCs

identity.foundation/working-gr

Kicking off annual @w3c’s Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) meeting. Usually we do one day of breakouts on all kinds of subjects, but since we’re meeting remotely this year— the sessions are stretched across this week.

w3.org/2020/10/TPAC/public-bre

It’s Ada Lovelace Day! Here’s to computing being driven by the clever, the creative and the persistent — regardless of their gender.

This morning’s @tag meeting was all about design principles for new client-side APIs

We were especially focused on
• types and units (numbers, strings, units of time, etc.)
• the wording for event design (promises, etc)
• the wording for polyfills

The doc: w3ctag.github.io/design-princi

How has COVID-19 spread across England since March?

@carlbaker@twitter.com has put together this lovely visualisation, showing the change in COVID-19 infections by MSOA (Middle Layer Super Output Area, mean population: 7,200 people)

twitter.com/carlbaker/status/1

What are my lockdown rules?

@dracos has built a look-up service so you can find your lockdown rules and risk level by postcode.

dracos.co.uk/made/local-lockdo

How has COVID-19 spread across England since March?

@CarlBaker@twitter.com has put together this lovely visualisation, showing the change in COVID-19 infections by MSOA (Middle Layer Super Output Area, mean population: 7,200 people)

twitter.com/carlbaker/status/1

Local lockdown rules on the map:

Gorgeous interactive map of coronavirus restrictions from the @CommonsLibrary@twitter.com’s @jen_brown93@twitter.com, @carlbaker@twitter.com, @olihawkins@twitter.com and @DanFergusonHoC@twitter.com.

visual.parliament.uk/research/

Thanks to the product, engineering & policy teams; beta testers from Isle of Wight, Newham & NHS volunteers; Apple & Google; & colleagues in other countries. This has been the best kind of collaborative effort — working to give us all the info we need to keep our loved ones safe.

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The
• doesn’t use location APIs or GPS
• doesn’t see phones you’ve been in contact with; your phone’s OS holds that.

And
• The key that identifies your phone changes every 10-20 minutes
• Your venue check-ins never leave your phone. You can also edit or delete them whenever you like.

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Report symptoms: If you’re not feeling well, you can see if your symptoms match the @PHE_uk@twitter.com case definition for COVID-19. If it looks likely that you have it, you’ll be passed to the GOV.UK website for ordering a test.


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Venue check-in part 2: If Public Health authorities find that there was an outbreak in a pub/restaurant/other venue, the code for that venue will be sent to all phones.

Your phone will check it against the check-ins in your , and if you said you were there, you’ll get advice.

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