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23 July 2007

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CSS 2.1 Is a Candidate Recommendation

2007-07-19: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.1 to Candidate Recommendation. Implementation feedback is welcome through 20 December. CSS is one of the Web's most widely implemented languages. By separating the presentation of style from the content of documents, CSS simplifies Web authoring and site maintenance. CSS 2.1 is derived from and is intended to replace CSS Level 2. A snapshot of usage, the specification brings the language in line with implementations, fixes errata and adds a few highly requested features including the inline-block value for the display property, the color orange and the values pre-wrap and pre-line for the white-space property. Visit the CSS home page. (Permalink)

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XBL 2.0 Primer: An Introduction for Developers

2007-07-20: The Web Application Formats Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of XBL 2.0 Primer: An Introduction for Developers. This practical guide to using the XML Binding Language introduces both basic and advanced concepts and describes best practices. XBL extends the appearance and behavior of elements in Web formats such as HTML. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity. (Permalink)

Note: WSDL Element Identifiers

2007-07-20: The Web Services Policy Working Group has published WSDL 1.1 Element Identifiers as a Working Group Note. These fragment identifiers and IRI-references, designed to be easy for authors to understand and compare, are for use in Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1 documents. Read about Web services. (Permalink)

Versioning XML Languages Using XML Schema 1.1

2007-07-20: The XML Schema Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of Guide to Versioning XML Languages using XML Schema 1.1. XML Schema 1.1 introduces new features that make it easier to define XML languages which are flexible enough to tolerate later revision in a forward-compatible way. Written for application and schema developers, the guide shows the new mechanisms and illustrates several techniques. Visit the XML home page. (Permalink)

Access to Relational Databases: Call for Participation

2007-07-20: Position papers are due 10 September for the Workshop on RDF Access to Relational Databases to be held 25-26 October in Cambridge, MA, USA, hosted by Novartis. Workshop attendees from the Semantic Web and relational database communities will examine commonalities, distinctions and next steps for expressing relational data in RDF. Read about W3C Workshops and about the Semantic Web. (Permalink)

Compound Document Formats: Call for Implementations

2007-07-20: The Compound Document Formats Working Group has released four Candidate Recommendations: Compound Document by Reference Framework 1.0, WICD Core 1.0, WICD Full 1.0, and WICD Mobile 1.0. Implementor feedback is welcome through 1 December. A preliminary implementation report is available, and a test suite is under development. The Web Integration Compound Document (WICD, pronounced "wicked") is a device independent Compound Document profile based on XHTML, CSS and SVG. The drafts describe presentation, linking and navigation behavior when multiple documents are combined. Read more about Rich Web Clients. (Permalink)

GRDDL Is a Proposed Recommendation

2007-07-16: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of GRDDL and GRDDL Test Cases to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 24 August. Linking microformats to the Semantic Web, the GRDDL mechanism is used to extract RDF statements from XHTML and XML content using programs such as XSLT. Read about the Semantic Web. (Permalink)

Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format: Working Draft

2007-07-16: The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0. EXI is a very compact representation for the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Information Set that is intended to simultaneously optimize performance and the utilization of computational resources. Using a relatively simple algorithm and a small set of data types, it reliably produces efficient encodings of XML event streams. Learn more about XML. (Permalink)

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