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W3C Newsletter: May/June 2005

From: Eva Tam <etam@cs.ust.hk>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 17:05:08 +0800
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****** W3C Newsletter: May/June 2005 ****** 

News Announcement:


Guangzhou Middleware Research Center has joined W3C as new member



W3C Lowers Membership Fee in Developing Countries




Upcoming Events: 


W3C Celebrates Ten Years Leading the Web in Europe - 3 June 2005, Sophia
Antipolis, France



Workshop on Frameworks for Semantics in Web Services, 9-10 June, 2005,
Innsbruck, Austria



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: 


W3C Launch Mobile Web Initiative

The World Wide Web Consortium today launched the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI)
to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy, and convenient as
Web access from a desktop device. "MWI recognizes the mobile device as a
first class participant of the Web," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director.
Read about MWI <http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/> , how to sponsor MWI
<http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/Sponsoring.html>  and the testimonials
<http://www.w3.org/2005/05/mwi-testimonials>  and press
<http://www.w3.org/2005/05/mwi-pressrelease>  release.


SMIL 2.1 is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Synchronized
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/CR-SMIL2-20050513/>  Multimedia Integration
Language (SMIL 2.1) to Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome
through 15 June. SMIL (pronounced "smile") puts animation on a time line,
allows composition of multiple animations, and describes animation elements
for any XML-based host language. Version 2.1 extends SMIL 2.0
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-SMIL2-20050107/>  and supports enhanced
interactive multimedia presentations, reuse of SMIL syntax and semantics,
and new mobile profiles.


XML Key Management (XKMS) is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the XML Key
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/PR-xkms2-20050502/>  Management Specification
(XKMS 2.0) and its Bindings
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/PR-xkms2-bindings-20050502/>  to Proposed
Recommendation. The documents specify protocols for distributing and
registering public keys for use with the XML Signature
<http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/>  and XML Encryption
<http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/>  W3C Recommendations. Comments are
welcome through 3 June.


Working Group Note: XML 1.1 and XML Schema Processors

The XML Schema Working Group has published Processing
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-xml11schema10-20050511/>  XML 1.1 Documents
With XML Schema 1.0 Processors as a Working Group Note. Developed to
encourage adoption of internationalized XML, the note presents a strategy
for users, specifications and processors until XML Schema addresses this
issue normatively.


Working Group Note: Describing Media Content of Binary Data in XML

The XML Protocol Working Group and the Web Services Description Working
Group have completed Describing Media Content of Binary Data in XML
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-xml-media-types-20050504/>  and published
the document as a Working Group Note. The note specifies how to indicate the
content-type associated with binary element content in an XML document and
to specify, in XML Schema, the expected content-type(s) associated with
binary element content. Use of these attributes is expected to improve the
handling and description of binary data in Web services messages.


Working Drafts: Web Service Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

The Web Services Description Working Group has published Working Drafts of
the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0: the first complete
draft of the Primer <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-wsdl20-primer-20050510/> ,
updates to Part <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-wsdl20-20050510/>  1: Core
Language and Part <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-wsdl20-adjuncts-20050510/>
2: Adjuncts and a First Public Working Draft of the SOAP
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-wsdl20-soap11-binding-20050510/>  1.1 Binding.
An XML language, WSDL describes network services and is used to document
distributed systems and automate communication between applications.


Working Drafts: Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)

The Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group released three
First Public Working Drafts: SKOS
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-guide-20050510/>  Core Guide,
SKOS <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-spec-20050510/>  Core
Vocabulary Specification, and a Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the
Semantic Web
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-thesaurus-pubguide-20050510/> . The
drafts explain how to express classification schemes, thesauruses, subject
heading lists, taxonomies, terminologies, glossaries and other types of
controlled vocabulary in RDF <http://www.w3.org/RDF/> . Previous SKOS work
was supported by the European project SWAD-Europe
<http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/> .


Last Call: Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect)

The Device Independence Working Group released a Last Call Working Draft of
Content Selection for <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-cselection-20050502/>
Device Independence (DISelect) 1.0. DISelect supports the creation of Web
sites that can be used from diverse devices. This document provides
selection between versions of materials using only modest processing power.
Comments are welcome through 3 June.



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