W3C

Talks by W3C Speakers (2010)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Schema-aware editing

    by George Bina

    XML Prague 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology area: XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    Find how schema information can be used to improve the XML editing process. The presentation will cover techniques like content completion, automatic insertion of content, different strategies that can be applied for operations like delete, type, paste, drag and drop in trying to keep the document schema-valid and how schema information can be used for better XML formatting. Multiple schema languages will be analyzed both from a theoretical and a practical point of view.
  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    XQuery in the Browser

    by Donald Kossmann and Ghislain Fourny

    XML Prague

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology areas: Web Architecture and Browsers and Other Agents.

  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Extending XQuery with collections, indexes, and integrity constraints

    by Matthias Brantner, Daniela Florescu, and Markos Zaharioudakis

    XML Prague

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology area: XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    XQuery has been designed by the World Wide Web Consortium as a general purpose XML information processing language, useful in a variety of architectures and environments. For example, XQuery can be used to process XML data on the edge of existing software architectures, where the information is temporary, and is being searched, transformed, or modified, just before being passed along for further processing to other programming languages (e.g. SQL, JAVA, Phyton, Ruby, Javascript). Another increasingly popular usage of XQuery is in XML databases or XML end-to-end architectures. In such architectures, XML is the primary form in which the information is stored and being processed, the information is persistent across successive invocations of programs, and XQuery is the primary language for accessing the information for search, filter, transform, update, and for writing more complex application workflows. Unfortunately, XQuery as it is currently standardized by the W3C is incomplete and cannot be used as such (without proprietary language extensions, or rich APis from other programming languages) in the second type of architectures: persistent databases, or XML end-to-end architectures. Unlike its cousin query language, SQL, XQuery lacks the capability to model, describe and reason about the persistent state of the "database". XQuery 1.0 does indeed have the capability to access at runtime collections of nodes, which could be envisioned as modeling the persistent state of the XML database, yet the language is underspecified in this area. Such collections have no detailed semantics (about copy, order, or multiplicity for example), the language lacks the ability to declare statically such collections, it lacks the static and/or dynamic information that is required for proper compilation and/or execution (e.g. type, update patterns), and it lacks operations to create and modify such collections. Moreover, the language lacks the ability to declare and manage access structures (e.g indexes), and integrity constraints. All such concepts are required for a complete XML/XQuery database story. Unless such concepts are included in the standard language itself, each XQuery implementation will have proprietary extensions to overcome such limitations, or such functionalities will be supplied through non XQuery rich APIs. In both cases, the portability of XQuery applications will be limited, or the simplicity and elegance of XML end-to-end architectures will be hurt. This talk proposes an extension of XQuery called XQuery Data Definition Facility (or XQDDF) to deal with such persistent artifacts: collections, indexes, and integrity constraints. The talk defines the lifetime and evolution of such artifacts: how are they declared, how do they come into existence, how are they used in the compilation and execution of XQuery programs, and how are they shared by multiple XQuery programs.
  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Multimedia XML

    by Robin Berjon

    XML Prague 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    How to avoid suffering from markup: A project report about the virtue of hiding XML

    by Felix Sasaki, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    XML Prague 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology area: XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    This paper describes the development of a specialized RELAX NG schema for XHTML and a related XSLT processing chain. This development is the XML-related outcome of a markup project. The non-XML-related outcome are two documents about Japanese layout, one in English, one in Japanese. The paper focuses on the interplay between markup constraints and social constraints, and demonstrates the virtue of hiding XML, for fostering its adoption in new communities.
  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Web Fonts: The Time Has Come (panel)

    by Bert Bos

    SXSW

    Austin TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The panel, led by Roger Black, discusses what the emerging standard format for fonts on the Web means for designers and everybody who makes or uses fonts. The framework for Web fonts was created in 1995, but there has been little software for it. Only since about 2007 have the technology, the bandwidth, the supply of fonts, and the demand from designers come together.
  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)2010-03-14 (14 MAR)

    (booth)

    by Mohamed ZERGAOUI

    XML Prague 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    XML Prague is a conference on XML for developers, markup geeks, information managers, and students
  • 2010-03-13 (13 MAR)

    A Time Machine for XML

    by Daniela Florescu

    XML Prague

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • 2010-03-14 (14 MAR)

    XQuery in the Cloud

    by Donald Kossmann

    XML Prague

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology areas: Web Architecture and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    This demo shows how two key technologies can be combined in order to provide a novel breed of scalable information processing systems and architectures: (a) XQuery and (b) Cloud Computing.
  • 2010-03-14 (14 MAR)

    Automating Document Assembly in DocBook

    by Norman Walsh

    XML Prague 2010

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Relevant technology area: XML Core Technology.

  • 2010-03-15 (15 MAR)
  • 2010-03-17 (17 MAR)
    Abstract:
    Join Doug Schepers (W3C) and Patrick Dengler (Microsoft), as they take you through the past, present and future of SVG on the Web. These two members of the W3C SVG Working Group give a tour of SVG and its capabilities, including how the standard is evolving to target web developers who want to build an interoperable experience for users. They provide an introduction to how SVG works, as well as show SVG in action.
  • 2010-03-22 (22 MAR)
  • 2010-03-24 (24 MAR)

    Social Networking Tips and Tools for Accessing the Inaccessible (panel)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    CSUN Conference

    San Diego, USA

  • 2010-03-24 (24 MAR)

    Presenting Mobile Web Application Best Practices

    by Eyal Sela, Neil Osman, Owner, WW3.LTD , and Zeev Kotzer, CEO, PassCall Advanced Technologies

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    המפגש השני בסדרת מפגשי פורום המפתחים של ה-W3C בישראל (W3CDF) יעסוק בפיתוח אפליקציות ואתרים למכשירים ניידים (Mobile Web). השימוש הנרחב במכשירים ניידים בעלי יכולת גישה לרשת הופכת אותם למטרה מועדפת על יוצרי תוכן. הבנת החוזקות והחולשות שלהם ושימוש בטנולוגיות המתאימות היא המפתח ליצירת תוכן ידידותי למכשירים ניידים. במפגש, המיועד למפתחי אתרים ואפליקציות, נלמד על טכנולוגיות ושיטות לפיתוח ווב למכישרים ניידים.
  • 2010-03-25 (25 MAR)

    Web Accessibility Before and After Demo (BAD)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    CSUN Conference

    San Diego, USA

  • 2010-03-25 (25 MAR)

    Additional Requirements for Bidi in HTML

    by Aharon Lanin, in cooperation with the Israel Office

  • 2010-03-25 (25 MAR)

    Building an Accessible Web Browser: W3C User Agent Accessibility Guidelines

    by Jeanne Spellman, Jim Allan, and Kelly Ford

    Relevant technology area: Browsers and Other Agents.

  • 2010-03-27 (27 MAR)
    Abstract:
    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is going to present some of the Core technologies that will be part of the future Web technologies.

April 2010

  • 2010-04-07 (7 APR)

    Making mobile devices more effective using multimodal interfaces (Webcast)

    by Deborah Dahl

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    As smartphones grow in popularity, speech interfaces are becoming more integrated with visual displays and keypad input. There are clear advantages to providing users with the most suitable interface for particular tasks - - the best of both worlds. But the fact that we can do this doesn't mean that we always should, and the added design challenges of multiple input modalities need to be addressed.
  • 2010-04-08 (8 APR)
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  • 2010-04-19 (19 APR)

    Unleashing Opportunities through Accessibility

    by Shawn Henry

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    What if there was one simple thing you could do that would vastly improve peoples' lives around the world, advance your career, and benefit your organization? And missing it is doing harm. In this keynote, Shawn challenges the way many people think about web accessibility, and encourages a change in how we approach accessibility. She illustrates how making your websites and online materials accessible to all (think: aging baby boomers using iPhones, as well as people with disabilities) is enlightened self-interest.
  • 2010-04-22 (22 APR)

    CSS Based Web Design

    by Eyal Sela

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    המפגש השלישי בסדרת מפגשי פורום המפתחים של ה-W3C בישראל (W3CDF) יעסוק בעיצוב אתרים מבוסס CSS. במפגש, המיועד למפתחי אתרים ואפליקציות רשת, נלמד שיטות מתקדמות לעיצוב אתרים בעזרת CSS2, CSS3, שימוש בפונטים ונגישות מבוססת CSS. שתיים מההרצאות יתקיימו באנגלית.
  • 2010-04-23 (23 APR)
    Abstract:
    Although mobile device capabilities are increasing rapidly, many applications require the powerful capabilities of servers. For example, large vocabulary speech recognition natural language processing, and handwriting recognition require significant processing resources. Furthermore, updating grammars, language models, and vocabularies is much easier to do on a server than on millions of devices. For these reasons, many multimodal applications make use of distributed architectures with different modalities being processed in the cloud. In fact, it appears that a paradigm is emerging in which the device is used primarily for capture of media like audio, images, and ink, but the cloud is used for computationally intensive operations like speech recognition, natural language processing, handwriting recognition and other more advanced capabilities such as translation and biometric processing.The Multimodal Interaction Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium is developi ng a Multimodal Architecture for supporting distributed, interoperable multimodal applications. The architecture is based on a set of Multimodal Life Cycle Events for communication between components over the Web, and the EMMA (Extensible MultiModal Annotation) for representing user input. This presentation will describe the architecture and discuss how it is particularly suited for developing distributed applications with examples of specific applications.
  • 2010-04-23 (23 APR)

    Voice and the Mobile Web

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile Voice Conference

    San Francisco, California, USA

    Relevant technology area: Browsers and Other Agents.

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  • 2010-09-01 (1 SEP)

    All Good Things Come in Threes: A Tale of Three Screens

    by Alex Danilo

    SVG Open 2010

    Paris, France

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    For years, technology pundits have craved convergence and interoperability. In recent times, there has been a big push for the 'three' screens nirvana. The three screens ideal, encompasses mobile phone, PC and TV screen. From a content supplier point of view, the three screen approach means building content for the consumer and delivering it to the three screens - those being the mobile phone, the PC client and the TV in the living room. In order to make this three screen ideal a reality, there needs to be an enabling technology to make it happen. This is the stumbling block. How to make content from one source adaptable to threee screens? Enter SVG. With SVG, content can be authored to apply to any size screen. Scalability makes it possible. Industry has recognized this, and in response industry has put into place a number of derived specifications that make the three screen ideal a possibility. On the mobile front, the American ATSC body has adopted SVG Tiny 1.2 as the standard overlay for interactive TV on mobile phones. In the TV front, the Open IPTV forum has also chosen SVG Tiny 1.2 as the primary interactice layer for video delivered over the internet directly to TVs in the living room. At the same time, we see SVG based video enabling total interactivity for PC application areas. Maybe SVG is the glue that can finally make this video convergence a reality? Demonstrations of Open IPTV forum interactive video alongside ATSC M/H video as deployed for USA interactive Mobile DTV and accompanying PC based applications will be showcased along with examples of the convergence and business cases for SVG as the main enabling technology to make interactive video distribution a reality on all devices today.
  • 2010-09-05 (5 SEP)

    כלים ושיטות להנגשת אתרי אינטרנט (Tools and practices for web accessibility )

    by Eyal Sela

    וורדקמפ 2010
    (Wordcamp 2010)

    Jerusalem, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    בהרצאה נלמד שיטות לפיתוח אתרים נגישים יותר על פי ,WCAG 2.0הקווים המנחים להנגשת תוכן ברשת. נכיר כלים שיסיעו לכם ללמוד את כללי הנגישות ולעמוד בהם - כחלק מתהליך העיצוב והפיתוח. הנגשת אתר אינטרנט משפרת את חווית המשתמשים ומגדילה את קהל המבקרים הפוטנציאלים. כאשר האתר נגיש יותר, מגוון רחב יותר של אנשים יכולים לעשות שימוש בתכניו. לעיתים קרובות אתר נגיש יהיה שימושי יותר גם עבור משתמשים ללא מוגבלויות.
  • 2010-09-06 (6 SEP)
    Abstract:
    Description of how SVG, CSS3, and WOFF fonts give high quality typography.
  • 2010-09-10 (10 SEP)

    Implementing WCAG 2.0 (Webcast)

    by Michael Cooper

    Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario

    Ontario, Canada

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, was published as a final W3C Recommendation Web Standard on December 11, 2008. Many private and public sectors across Canada and the globe have already moved, or are moving, to adopt these standards. This webinar is intended to share lessons learned, pitfalls, and ensure a base level of knowledge among policy makers, standards areas and web developers. CWDO will be hosting an in-depth webinar being conducted by Michael Cooper from the W3C that will demystify WCAG 2.0 and help everyone understand how to implement the standards.
  • 2010-09-13 (13 SEP)

    Native Apps vs Mobile Web panel (panel)

    by Matt Womer

    AppNation

    San Francisco, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

  • 2010-09-13 (13 SEP)
  • 2010-09-15 (15 SEP)

    What do they do with my RDFa?

    by Klaus Birkenbihl, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    W3C-Tag
    (W3C Day)

    Berlin, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Can embedded data boost the success of a Web Site. Is there:
    • better ranking in search results?
    • better relation between searches and results (generating a higher conversion rate)?
    • more links to the page (including its data)?
    • unexpected reuse of the page (or its data)?
    Today there is quite some noise about how to embed data into a web site. Yahoo, Facebook, Newsweek, O'Reilley, the US White House, Google, ... make more and more use of or have announced support for RDFa, W3C's Standard for including data in Web Sites. The talk will look at some examples of how data on Web pages is used by some of the big players.
  • 2010-09-20 (20 SEP)

    At the Intersection of The Web and Augmented Reality: an Interesting Point

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile 2.0

    San Francisco, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-09-20 (20 SEP)

    Extensible Multimodal Annotation for Intelligent Virtual Agents

    by Deborah Dahl

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    The Worldwide Web Consortium Multimodal Interaction Working Group has defined Extensible Multimodal Annotation (EMMA) as a standard for representing multimodal user inputs. As a standard, EMMA is useful for supporting interoperability among the many components that can comprise a virtual agent, particularly those components concerned with user input in a variety of modalities. In addition to supporting interoperability, a standard such as EMMA is valuable for supporting human annotation of user inputs, as well as in support of aggregative analyses of user sessions.
  • 2010-09-20 (20 SEP)

    Mobile 2.0: Browsers (panel)

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile 2.0

    San Francisco, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-09-21 (21 SEP)

    HTML5 & CSS3 - nytt lyft för webben (HTML5 & CSS3 - new power to the web)

    by Olle Olsson

    DFS Seminarium
    (DFS Seminar)

    Göteborg, Sweden

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    I detta seminarium presenteras vad HTML5 och CSS3 är; vilka nya funktionaliteter som har lagts till (och vad som tagits bort); vilka kritiska krav som driver arbetet med standardisering av dessa teknologier; vad som återstår innan standardiseringen är klar.
  • 2010-09-21 (21 SEP)

    Privacy...going, going, gone? (panel)

    by Renato Iannella

    World Computer Congress 2010

    Brisbane, Australia

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Panelists Include: • Malcolm Crompton - Managing Director, Information Integrity Solutions and former Federal Privacy Commission • Kai Rannenberg, - Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt • Roger Clarke - Principal, Xamax Consultancy • Linda Matthews - Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner (Qld) • Anna Sharpe - Partner, Clayton Utz
  • 2010-09-21 (21 SEP)

    The Next Web Open Platform

    by Philippe Le Hégaret

    The Next Web Open Platform

    Rochester, NY, USA

  • 2010-09-27 (27 SEP)
    Abstract:
    HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. Along with technologies like SVG, CSS3, and various APIs, the HTML5 Platform aims at enabling rich Web applications, including with video and graphic animation. Major Web browsers are all rushing to implement this new wave.
  • 2010-09-30 (30 SEP)

    Privacy Awareness: Icons and Expression for Social Networks

    by Renato Iannella

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2010-09-30 (30 SEP)

    Future of the Web (panel)

    by Martín Álvarez

    WebCongress 2010

    Málaga, Spain

October 2010

  • 2010-10-01 (1 OCT)
    Abstract:
    HTML5, the next version of the HTML language, integrates support for video, making video a first class citizen of the Web. It also includes support for SVG, a 2D vector graphic language. Using the HTML5 media API and open source authoring tools such as inkscape, this live coding session will demonstrate how to develop from scratch your own interface for playing videos in HTML, using standardized Web technologies. This session will also highlight best-in-class HTML5 video players.
  • 2010-10-01 (1 OCT)
    Abstract:
    HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. Along with technologies like SVG, CSS3, and various APIs, the HTML5 Platform aims at enabling rich Web applications, including video and graphic animation.
  • 2010-10-04 (4 OCT)

    Apps vs Web Apps (panel)

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile Monday, Silicon Valley

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Abstract:
    With new HTML 5 and powerful browsers that access the GPS, Camera, and file system. Are Web Apps the new way to go?
  • 2010-10-05 (5 OCT)

    Changing the Mobile Landscape: From Apps to AR, Standards at W3C

    by Matt Womer

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    In this talk, Matt will present some of the new technologies that will enable the mobile Web apps of the future.  This talk will review the current mobile Web landscape, in particular contrasting Web apps against native mobile apps,  He will also review new efforts including new geolocation APIs and protocols, a "points of interest" format for sharing information about places, and an overview of the w3c's foray into enabling Augmented Reality on the Web.
  • 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)

    How does the Semantic Web Work?

    by Ivan Herman

    1. DGI-Konferenz, 62. DGI Jahrestagung: Semantic Web & Linked Data
    (1st DGI Conference and 62nd DGI Days: Semantic Web & Linked Data)

    Frankfurt, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:

    Integration of the huge amount of data accessible on the Web is one of the major challenges of the coming years. The goal of the Semantic Web is to provide a set of technologies to achieve this type of integration, i.e., to be able to develop applications that can quickly and reliably mash up different datasets, and do that based on standard technologies as opposed to ad-hoc and site specific approaches.

    This presentation uses a very simple (and, of course, a bit artificial...) example from the book publication world to show how the goal of data integration can be achieved using Semantic Web technologies. Without going into technical details, the roles of a unified data format (i.e., RDF), of vocabularies, and of queries are presented. The goal is not to give a thorough description of any particular technology but rather to give a feel of what the Semantic Web technologies aim to achieve and how, and to generate further discussions.

  • 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)

    HTML5 & CSS3 - nytt lyft för webben (HTML5 & CSS3 - new power to the web)

    by Olle Olsson

    DFS Seminarium
    (DFS Seminar)

    Linköping, Sweden

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    I detta seminarium presenteras vad HTML5 och CSS3 är; vilka nya funktionaliteter som har lagts till (och vad som tagits bort); vilka kritiska krav som driver arbetet med standardisering av dessa teknologier; vad som återstår innan standardiseringen är klar.
  • 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)

    LITA's „Top Tech Trends“ (panel)

    by Felix Sasaki, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    DGI-Konferenz
    (DGI Conference)

    Frankfurt a. Main, Germany, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Semantic Web, Browsers and Other Agents, and XML Core Technology.

  • 2010-10-08 (8 OCT)
  • 2010-10-12 (12 OCT)

    טכנולוגיות אינטרנט מתפתחות - אפליקציות ווב, מובייל, הווב הסמנטי (Emerging Web Technologies: Web Applications, Mobile, and the Semantic Web)

    by Eyal Sela

    Conference at Ministry of Defence, Government of Israel

    Tel-Aviv, Israel

    Relevant technology areas: Semantic Web and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-13 (13 OCT)

    Das mehrsprachige Web (The multilingual Web)

    by Felix Sasaki, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    WebTech Conference

    Mainz, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Semantic Web, Browsers and Other Agents, and XML Core Technology.

  • 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)

    Towards Video on the Web with HTML5

    by François Daoust

    NEM Summit

    Barcelona, Spain

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)

    HTML5 et le web de demain (HTML5 and the Web of the future)

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, François Daoust, and Robin Berjon

    Paris Web 2010
    (Paris Web 20102010)

    Paris, France

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    The progressive deployment of HTML5 and its many accompanying technologies open the way to using the Web to create applications with advanced features.

    The Web of the future is no longer limited in terms of user interface. The deployment of CSS3, the long awaited possibility to use one’s own fonts, the support for <canvas> and <video>, and the arrival of SVG on all the browsers open up a myriad of possibilities.

    This also means that the times of clicks and forms as the only possible interactions are now something of the past. APIs that create a stronger integration with the user’s device — geolocation, accelerometer —, or with the user’s data — calendar, contacts list —, that were only available to native applications are now being added to the Web of the future, where mobile is guaranteed to play a big role.

    The availability of running Web applications under a local context, either as widgets or as offline applications, will remove the last differences between today’s native applications and tomorrow’s Web apps, while keeping a strong stance on the user’s security and privacy.

    We are offering to review these various changes that will turn a number of today’s Web developers into tomorrow’s application developers.

  • 2010-10-15 (15 OCT)

    How does the Semantic Web Work?

    by Ivan Herman, in cooperation with the Brazil Office

    Café Semântico
    (Semantic Café)

    São Paulo, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2010-10-18 (18 OCT)

    An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode (tutorial)

    by Richard Ishida

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, Web Design and Applications, Web of Services, Web Architecture, Semantic Web, and XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    The tutorial will provide you with a good understanding of the many unique characteristics of non-Latin writing systems, and illustrate the problems involved in implementing such scripts in products. It does not provide detailed coding advice, but does provide the essential background information you need to understand the fundamental issues related to Unicode deployment, across a wide range of scripts. It has also proved to be an excellent orientation for newcomers to the conference, providing the background needed to assist understanding of the other talks! The tutorial goes beyond encoding issues to discuss characteristics related to input of ideographs, combining characters, context-dependent shape variation, text direction, vowel signs, ligatures, punctuation, wrapping and editing, font issues, sorting and indexing, keyboards, and more. The concepts are introduced through the use of examples from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Hindi/Tamil, Russian and Greek. While the tutorial is perfectly accessible to beginners, it has also attracted very good reviews from people at an intermediate and advanced level, due to the breadth of scripts discussed. No prior knowledge is needed.
  • 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)

    IRIs Beyond the Napkin: A Survey of Internationalized Resource Identifier Issues and Implementation

    by Martin Dürst and Addison Phillips

    Abstract:

    If the Latin Alphabet is not your (or your customer's) main script, there are many good reasons for including non-Latin characters in a Web address (URL/URI). This presentation will tell you why, when, and how you can and should do this, and provide the necessary background to make things work for servers and clients.

    Non-ASCII characters have been used in Web addresses for more than a decade. Such Web addresses have been called Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs), and since 2005 have been specified in RFC 3987. Early this year, the IETF chartered a Working Group to update the RFC 3987.

    The presentation will first explain the basic rules for working with IRIs, in particular the conversion to URIs via UTF-8 and percent-encoding. To provide a deeper understanding, we will then concentrate on the major issues that the IRI Working Group is working on addressing:

    • Moving from defining IRIs as a presentation element, while restricting protocols to using URIs, to defining IRIs as protocol elements on par with URIs.
    • Balancing between syntactical uniformity for long-term simplicity and backwards conformance with established browser behavior in particular for the domain name and fragment identifier parts of an IRI.
    • Moving the specification from a before-after descriptive style to a more procedural style that covers edge cases of implementations existing in the wild.
    • Comparing, normalization, and security issues for IRIs.
    • Restrictions and display advice for bidirectional IRIs.
  • 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)

    A year on the Semantic Web @ W3C (with more details on RDFa)

    by Ivan Herman

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica (Pontifical Catholic University)

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)

    Extending Bidi Support on the Web

    by Richard Ishida and Aharon Lanin

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Work has been under way at the W3C to define extensions for handling of bidirectional text on the Web. These improvements draw on the experience of experts who use these languages themselves and have found gaps in the current specifications. Topics under discussion include ways of avoiding directional issues when inserting substrings into text from an external source (such as a database), how to guess which side of a form field to begin displaying text and how to retain information about the directionality of text input into forms, how to ensure that browser chrome respects directional information, how to allow for icons and graphics to be automatically flipped in different directional text, etc. The proposals are targeted initially at HTML5, but are also relevant for other markup. This talk will provide an overview of the proposals made, and progress on their adoption in specifications.
  • 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)

    Accessibility Today: The Latest Standards and Guidelines

    by Shawn Henry

    Web Design World

    Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)

    Bringing Together Usability and Accessibility

    by Shawn Henry

    Web Design World

    Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents, Web of Devices, and Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-24 (24 OCT)

    למנהלים - יישומים ודוגמאות HTML5 (HTML5 for VPs - use cases and implementations)

    by Eyal Sela and Yesha Sivan

    וובי2010
    (Webi2010 - Israel)

    Tel-Aviv, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-25 (25 OCT)

    כלים ושיטות לבניית אתרים תקניים, נגישים ועשירים יותר (How to build accessible, rich, and valid websites)

    by Eyal Sela

    Bar-Ilan university

    Ramat-Gan, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-26 (26 OCT)

    Integración de datos en la Web (Data Integration on the Web)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Relevant technology areas: Semantic Web and Web Architecture.

  • 2010-10-27 (27 OCT)

    Mobile Web Best Practices - lessons learned since 2008

    by Phil Archer

    MyMobileBristol

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The Mobile Web Best Practices document became a Recommendation in July 2008 but was largely finished a year before then. Is it still relevant? (Yes, argues Phil Archer, but with caveats).
  • 2010-10-28 (28 OCT)

    Why HTML5 and why not XHTML2

    by Michael(tm) Smith, in cooperation with the Hungary Office

    HTML 5 Conference

    Budapest, Hungary

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2010-10-28 (28 OCT)

    Szemantikus Web technológia használata multi-ágens platformon (Using Semantic Web in Multiagent Environment)

    by András Micsik and Péter Pallinger, in cooperation with the Hungary Office

    HTML 5 Conference

    Budapest, Hungary

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

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