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W3C Newsletter: October/November 2005

From: Eva Tam <etam@cs.ust.hk>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:55:14 +0800
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****** W3C Newsletter: October/November 2005 ****** 

Special News:


W3C Office Opens in Australia

W3C is pleased to announce the CSIRO ICT Centre in Canberra hosts the W3C
Australian Office effective 10 October.



Upcoming Event: 


Registration is open for the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) Event (15 November,
London, UK)



Technical News: 


W3C Process Document Published

The 14 October <http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/>  2005 W3C
Process Document is operative. Reviewed by the W3C Membership and staff and
produced by the Advisory Board, the Process Document describes the structure
and operations of W3C.


XForms 1.0 Second Edition: Proposed Edited Recommendation

The XForms Working Group has released XForms 1.0 (Second
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/PER-xforms-20051006/>  Edition) as a Proposed
Edited Recommendation. The document brings the XForms 1.0 Recommendation up
to date with first edition errata, and aligns the specification with
implementations. Comments are welcome through 3 November. XForms is the new
generation of Web forms. XForms separate presentation and content, minimize
round-trips to the server, offer device independence and reduce the need for


RDF and iCalendar Data

Dan Connolly and Libby Miller of the Semantic Web Interest Group have
published RDF Calendar - an
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-rdfcal-20050929/>  application of the
Resource Description Framework to iCalendar Data as an Interest Group Note.
The Note is a report on the state of the art for integrating calendar data
with other Semantic Web data used in social networking, syndicated content,
and multimedia.


Working Draft: SPARQL Protocol in WSDL 1.1

The RDF Data Access Working Group has released a First Public Working Draft
of the SPARQL <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-sprot11-20051024/>  Protocol for
RDF Using WSDL 1.1. The draft describes the SPARQL protocol for
<http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-sparql-protocol/>  RDF non-normatively in WSDL
1.1. It was written to gain implementation experience using existing Web
services toolkits until WSDL 2.0 toolkits become widely available. The group
also provides a wiki for
<http://esw.w3.org/topic/SparqlProtocolWsdl11Examples>  code samples.


Working Draft: Mobile Web Best Practices

The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has released the First Public
Working Draft of Mobile <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-mobile-bp-20051017/>
Web Best Practices 1.0. The draft describes how to produce Web content and
Web sites intended for delivery to mobile and small-screen devices. Writing
for a wide audience, the group invites feedback from developers and network
operators as well as Web professionals who are not technology specialists.


Working Draft: XFrames

The HTML Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of XFrames
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xframes-20051012/> . Replacing HTML frames,
XFrames is an XML application for composing documents together in a view.
Solving usability, search and security problems associated with HTML frames,
XFrames are designed for content negotiation and to allow bookmarking.
Comments are welcome.



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