World Wide Web Consortium Australian Office to Host W3C Day

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Meet Technologists from the birthplace of XML, XHTML and Web Accessibility -- 26 April 2001 - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is co-sponsoring W3C Day on 7 May 2001 in Sydney, Australia.

The W3C Australian Office, based at the Australian government's Cooperative Research Centre for Enterprise Distributed Systems Technology (DSTC), is coordinating a full day of presentations on the latest W3C achievements in graphics, presentation, XML, the Semantic Web, and accessibility. Attendees will see how W3C's over 510 members work together to create the technologies that serve as standards for the World Wide Web.

Presenters include:

  • Dr. Bert Bos, W3C Style Activity Lead, presenting on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Dr. Max Froumentin of W3C presenting on XSL
  • Dr. Ivan Herman, Head of W3C Offices, with an overview of W3C
  • Dean Jackson, W3C Research Fellow from CSIRO, presenting on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Dr Sev Ozdowski, OAM, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, presenting on the creation of Accessible Web sites
  • Dr. Hoylen Sue of the W3C/DSTC, speaking on XML
  • Charles McCathieNevile of W3C presenting on the Semantic Web and Accessibility

Janet Daly, W3C Head of Communications, will serve as Chair for the day's events.

W3C Day is sponsored by W3C, the National Library of Australia, and Microsoft. The event is part of DSTC's Evolve 2001 Conference. For more information on attending W3C Day, please contact Dr. Liz Armstrong, the Head of the W3C Australian Office, at +61.7.3365.4310.


Contact America --
Janet Daly, <>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Asia --
Saeko Takeuchi <>, +81.466.49.1170
Contact Australia --
Liz Armstrong, <>+61.7.3365.4310
Contact Europe --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <>, +33.492.38.75.94

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 510 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see

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