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W3C Newsletter: June/July 2005

From: Eva Tam <etam@cs.ust.hk>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 16:52:26 +0800
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****** W3C Newsletter: June/July 2005 ****** 

News Announcement: 


Beihang University has joined W3C as new member




Upcoming Events: 


Seminar: Multimodal Web Applications for Embedded System, 21 June 2005,
Toulouse, France



Workshop on XML Shema 1.0 User Experiences - 21&22 June 2005, Redwood
Shores, CA, USA

Position papers are due 20 May:


Technical News: 


Report on W3C Rule Languages Workshop Published

The report <http://www.w3.org/2004/12/rules-ws/report/>  on the W3C Rule
Languages Workshop is now available. Over eighty representatives from
various vendors, user communities, and research groups attended and reported
on their views, experience, and ideas on options for establishing a standard
web-based language for expressing rules.


Voice XML 2.1 Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Voice
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/CR-voicexml21-20050613/>  Extensible Markup
Language (VoiceXML) 2.1 to Candidate Recommendation. Fully
backwards-compatible with VoiceXML
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-voicexml20-20040316/>  2.0, the document
standardizes eight additional features implemented by VoiceXML platforms:
data, disconnect, grammar, foreach, mark, property, script, and transfer.
Comments are welcome through 11 July.


Working Draft: SPARQ Protocol for RDF

The RDF Data Access Working Group has released a second Working Draft of the
SPARQL <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-rdf-sparql-protocol-20050527/>
Protocol for RDF. The draft describes RDF data access and transmission of
RDF queries from clients to processors. The protocol is compatible with the
SPARQL query language <http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/>  (pronounced
"sparkle") and is designed to convey queries from other RDF query languages
as well.


Working Draft: SPARQL Variable binding Results XML Format

The RDF Data Access Working Group has released a second Working Draft of the
SPARQL <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-rdf-sparql-XMLres-20050527/>  Query
Results XML Format. The SPARQL query language
<http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-query/>  offers developers and end users a
way to write and to consume search results across a wide range of
information such as personal data, social networks and metadata about
digital artifacts like music and images. SPARQL also provides a means of
integration over disparate sources.


Working Draft: XHTML 2.0

The HTML Working Group has released the seventh public Working Draft of
XHTML 2.0 <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xhtml2-20050527/> . A modularized
language without presentation elements, XHTML 2 takes HTML back to its roots
in document structuring. See the introduction for the differences
between XHTML versions 1 and 2. Much of XHTML 2 works in existing browsers.
The draft includes an implementation in RELAX NG <http://relaxng.org/>  with
DTD and XML Schema implementations to follow.



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