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Enabling new types of web user experiences

There appears to be lots of detailed discussion of how the web can be improved but little agreement on consolidated goals. This document is an opinionated attempt to discuss how interactive web pages could be experienced, articulating the well understood direction, mimicking native apps, but also pointing out two new directions that native apps have little chance to solve.
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The W3C Social Business Jam is a few days away!

There’s been a lot of discussion on how the social web is changing business. One of the challenges slowing down the adoption of social web is due to a lack of cross-industry interoperability, as social business is still in its early stages. Open standards are one way the industry can overcome this challenge. As the W3C is one of the organizations working to help, we've decided to host an event to determine future directions for standardizing the social web for business-driven use-cases. The all online W3C Social Business Jam runs from Nov 8-10th (Tuesday through Thursday) and you have to register to participate.
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Serving XHTML with math: a recipe for Apache

The future version 5 of HTML will allow math in a Web page, but the current version 4 does not. You can use XHTML instead, but not all Web clients understand it. Here is a recipe for the Apache Web server to make it return XHTML as HTML to such clients. That HTML will be invalid, of course, because it contains math, but the non-math parts are still handled. It's not as good a solution as having two versions of a page, but it's cheap.
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Make Your Presentations Accessible to All

Do you remember a time when people around you broke out in laughter, but you didn't hear the joke? You could be doing a similar thing to your audience — leaving some people out.... Read on to learn how to make presentations, talks, meetings, and training accessible to all of your potential audience, including people with disabilities and others...
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