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Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1 Draft Published

The the CSS Working Group and the SVG Working Group jointly published a Working Draft of Geometry Interfaces Module Level 1. This specification provides basic geometric interfaces to represent points, rectangles, quadrilaterals and transformation matrices that can be used by other modules or specifications. CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Learn more about the Style Activity and the Graphics Activity.

Last Call: XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0; XQuery Scripting Extension 1.0 Note Published

The XML Query Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0. This document defines the syntax and formal semantics of XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0, which is a language that extends XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0 with full-text search capabilities. Comments are welcome through 17 October 2014.

In addition, the XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group jointly published a Group Note of XQuery Scripting Extension 1.0. This specification defines an extension to XQuery 1.0 and XQuery Update Facility. Expressions can be evaluated in a specific order, with later expressions seeing the effects of the expressions that came before them. This specification introduces several new kinds of expression, including the apply, assignment, while, and exit expression, and a block expression with local variable declarations.

Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies: Online Symposium Call for Papers

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) will hold an online symposium on 3 December 2014 to explore technologies, applications, concepts, and solutions that help people with disabilities orient themselves, explore, and navigate through the physical world. The Call for Papers is open until 20 October 2014. Learn more about the Accessible Way-Finding Using Web Technologies Symposium and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Last Call: Linked Data Platform 1.0; LDP Access Control Note Published

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of Linked Data Platform 1.0. This document describes a set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources that describe their state using the RDF data model. Comments are welcome through 7 October.

The group also published a Group Note of LDP Access Control. This note discusses use cases and requirements for Access Control for the Linked Data Platform Working Group. It also outlines a charter for developing a standard for HTTP-based access control.

Learn more about the Data Activity.

Updated Understanding Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group today published updates of two Notes that accompany WCAG 2.0: Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For information on these updates, please see the Understanding WCAG and WCAG Techniques Updated September 2014 e-mail. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).