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30 April 2007

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SML Group Launched to Standardize Multi-Document Models

2007-04-27: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the Service Modeling Language (SML) Working Group. John Arwe (IBM) and Pratul Dublish (Microsoft) chair the group which is chartered to produce W3C Recommendations for SML, adding extensions to the W3C XML Schema language for inter-document references and user-defined constraints. The first face-to-face meeting will be 11-13 June in Redmond, Washington, USA, hosted by Microsoft. W3C Members may use this form to join the Working Group. Read about XML. (Permalink)

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Best Practices for XML Internationalization

2007-04-27:The Internationalization Tag Set Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of Best Practices for XML Internationalization. These best practices are a complement to the International Tag Set W3C Recommendation and are written for designers and developers of XML applications, XML content authors as well as users and translators. Visit the Internationalization home page. (Permalink)

A MathML for CSS profile: Working Draft

2007-04-27: The Math Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of A MathML for CSS profile. This subset of MathML 3.0 can be used to capture the structure of mathematical formulas in a way particularly suitable for further CSS formatting. Coordinated with ongoing work on CSS Level 3, the profile is expected to facilitate adoption of MathML in Web browsers and CSS formatters. Visit the Math home page. (Permalink)

Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0: Working Draft

2007-04-27: The Math Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0. MathML is an XML application for describing mathematical notation and capturing both its structure and content. The goal of MathML is to enable mathematics to be served, received, and processed on the World Wide Web, just as HTML has enabled this functionality for text. Learn more about the Math Activity. (Permalink)

SOAP Version 1.2 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

2007-04-27:The World Wide Web Consortium today released four SOAP 1.2 Second Editions as W3C Recommendations: Part 0: Primer, Part 1: Messaging Framework, Part 2: Adjuncts, and Specification Assertions and Test Collection. SOAP Version 1.2 provides the definition of the XML-based information that can be used for exchanging structured and typed information between peers in a decentralized, distributed environment. The second edition incorporates corrections for the known errata in the first edition. Visit the XML Protocol home page. (Permalink)

VoiceXML 2.1 Is a Proposed Recommendation

2007-04-25: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 2.1 to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 25 May. Fully backwards-compatible with VoiceXML 2.0, version 2.1 standardizes eight additional features implemented by VoiceXML platforms: data, disconnect, grammar, foreach, mark, property, script, and transfer. Visit the Voice Browser home page. (Permalink)

Semantic Web Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Published

2007-04-24: The SWEO Interest Group is pleased to announce the first release of the Semantic Web Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). These answers to questions covering Semantic Web standards and their usage are an evolving document that will continue to be updated over time. A Wiki site where the community can contribute to the further evolution of the FAQ and an RSS 1.0 feed to track changes are available. Read about the Semantic Web. (Permalink)

W3C Launches Southern Africa Office

Pretoria2007-04-24: W3C is pleased to announce the opening of the W3C Southern Africa Office. The Office is hosted at the Meraka Institute, a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa. Quentin Williams is Office Manager. Daniel Dardailler and Stephane Boyera are among those attending the opening ceremonies on 14 May. Read the press release and about the Southern Africa Office opening and W3C Offices. (Photo credit: Joshua McDill. Permalink)

Authoring Tool Accessibility: Techniques Working Draft

2007-04-23: The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a Working Draft of Implementation Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These techniques, sample strategies and resources are an aid for developers who wish to satisfy the checkpoints in Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG). ATAG helps developers design tools and authoring interfaces that are accessible to users including those with disabilities, and that produce accessible Web content. Resulting content can be read by a broader range of readers. Learn more about the WAI Technical Activity (Permalink)

Upcoming Meetings

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Multiple presenters will be at W3C Track, The 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2007) in Banff, Canada:

9 May
  • Mobile Web Initiative Success Stories, by Michael Smith
  • Content Accessibility with WCAG 2.0, by Michael Cooper
  • Next steps for HTML Forms, by Dave Raggett
  • Mobile Web Initiative: The Road Ahead, by Michael Smith, Daniel Appelquist
  • The Future of the Web Page, by Chris Lilley, Dave Raggett
  • Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA), by Dave Raggett
  • Mobile Web to Bridge the Digital Divide, by Charles McCathieNevile
  • CSS, 10 Years After, by Bert Bos
  • Enriching the Web Application Model?, by Arun Ranganathan
  • Device Description: Important New Work in Progress, Why We Need your Participation, by Rhys Lewis
  • Towards a mobileOK Web, by Daniel Appelquist
  • Describing, Exchanging, and Aggregating Test Results, by Shadi Abou-Zahra
  • WICD and Ubiquitous Web Applications, by Dave Raggett
  • Widgets and Web Applications, by Art Barstow
  • HTML Reloaded, by Chris Lilley
10 May
  • Usability Design and Testing for Security, by Rachna Dhamija
  • Design by Crowds: User Experience Design and Testing with Open Source Projects, by Mike Beltzner
  • Moving User-Centered Security from Grand Challenge to Standards Work, by Mary Ellen Zurko
  • Harnessing the Semantic Web to Answer Scientific Questions; A HCLS IG Demo, by Susie Stephens, Alan Ruttenberg
  • Web Services Policy Language, by Charlton Barreto
  • Why Should We Care About the Web Services Description Language 2.0?, by Philippe Le Hégaret
  • Bootstrapping the Semantic Web with GRDDL, Microformats, and RDFa, by Harry Halpin, Fabien Gandon
  • Report from the Web of Services for Enterprise Computing Workshop, by Philippe Le Hégaret
  • Semantic Annotations for WSDL, by Jacek Kopecky
  • Rule Interchange Format Work Report, by Sandro Hawke
11 May
  • XML Application Components and Controllers, by Rafah Hosn
  • The W3C Rich Web Application Backplane, by John Boyer
  • Voice on the Web: Input/Output Modality Challenges, by Jerry Carter
  • State Chart XML: the Core Component for Multimodal Web Applications, by Rafah Hosn
  • XSL-FO, the XSL Formatting Language, by Sharon Adler, Liam Quin
  • How to Author Multimodal Web Applications, by Kazuyuki Ashimura
  • Efficient XML Interchange, by Mike Cokus
  • Schema Support inXQuery to Help Developers, by Mary Holstege
  • xH: A Standards-based Web Application Programming Language, by Mark Birbeck

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