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W3C Newsletter: September/October 2005

From: Eva Tam <etam@cs.ust.hk>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:54:32 +0800
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****** W3C Newsletter: September/October 2005 ****** 
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Upcoming Event: 

 

Registration Open for W3C Advisory Committee Meeting (28 November - 1
December, Montreal, Canada) 

 

Mobile Web Initiative Meeting (4-6 October 2005), Rome, Italy

http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/

 

WAI Best Practice Exchange Training (25 October 2005), St. Augustin, Germany

http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/2005/10/training.html

 

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Technical News: 

 

Xml:id is a W3C Recommendation

The World Wide Web Consortium today released xml:id Version
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-xml-id-20050909/>  1.0 as a W3C
Recommendation. The specification defines an attribute name, xml:id, that
can always be treated as an identifier and hence can always be recognized,
without fetching external resources, and without relying on an internal
subset. The Recommendation is the latest deliverable of the XML Core Working
Group <http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/> , part of the W3C XML Activity
<http://www.w3.org/XML> .

 

Last Call: EMMA

The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released a Last Call Working
Draft of EMMA <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-emma-20050916/> . The Extensible
MultiModal Annotation language (EMMA) is a data exchange format for
interaction management systems. Part of the W3C Multimodal
<http://www.w3.org/TR/mmi-framework/>  Interaction Framework, the
specification describes markup for describing user input together with
annotations such as confidence scores, timestamps and input medium.

 

Last Call: SPARQL Protocol for RDF

The RDF Data Access Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of
the SPARQL <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-rdf-sparql-protocol-20050914/>
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. Comments are welcome through 14 October.

 

Working Draft: Compound Document Framework and WICD Profiles

The Compound Document Formats Working Group released the second Working
Draft of Compound Document <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-WICD-20050915/>
Framework 1.0 and WICD Profiles. The draft describes behavior for audio,
video, images, fonts, layout, events, scripting, links and encoding when
single documents contain multiple XML formats. WICD Core is a foundation for
profiles based on XHTML, CSS and SVG, the WICD Mobile profile is designed
for handsets, and WICD Desktop for the desktop and high-capability
handhelds.

 

Working Draft: Web Services Internationalization

The Internationalization Core Working Group has released the First Public
Working Draft of Web <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-ws-i18n-20050914/>
Services Internationalization (WS-I18N). The draft enhances SOAP messaging
for locale and international preference negotiation and defines a locale
policy. Without using Accept-Language and user identity, implementations can
handle the requester's locale, locale policy and language preference.

 

Working Group Note: Test Metadata

The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has published Test
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-test-metadata-20050914/>  Metadata as a
Working Group Note. Developed on the W3C QA wiki
<http://esw.w3.org/topic/TestCaseMetadata> , this set of metadata elements
can be used to track and filter tests, to identify what is tested, to
construct a test harness and to format test results. Dublin Core is reused
where appropriate.

 

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