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W3C Weekly News - 9 April 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 17:53:13 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                     Week of 3 April - 9 April 2001

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Last Call Working Draft Published

   9 April 2001: The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
   has released a Last Call Working Draft of User Agent Accessibility
   Guidelines 1.0. This document provides guidelines for designing user
   agents that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with
   visual, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Comments are
   invited through 4 May. Read about the W3C Web Accessibility
   Initiative.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-20010409/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Techniques for User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Draft Published

   9 April 2001: The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
   also released a Working Draft of Techniques for User Agent
   Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. This document is a companion to UAAG 1.0,
   and covers the accessibility of user interfaces, content rendering,
   application programming interfaces (APIs), and languages such as HTML,
   CSS, and SMIL. Comments are welcome.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20010409/

W3C Team Presentations in April

   9 April 2001: Among upcoming W3C Team appearances, Charles
   McCathieNevile gives a talk on the Semantic Web and accessibility at
   the Seventh Australian World Wide Web Conference (AusWeb 01) to be
   held 21-25 April in Coffs Harbor, NSW, Australia. Martin Duerst,
   Max Froumentin, and Chris Lilley attend the 18th International Unicode
   Conference in Hong Kong. On 27 April, Bert Bos presents "XML and its
   family of standards - how to apply Web technology" at CRICS V in
   Havana, Cuba.

   http://www.w3.org/Promotion/Appearances/
   http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/
   http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc18/
   http://www.bireme.br/crics5/I/homepage.htm

XHTML 1.1 Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   6 April 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XHTML 1.1
   - Module-based XHTML to Proposed Recommendation. A reformulation of
   XHTML 1.0 Strict in XHTML modules, the specification defines a new
   XHTML document type based upon the module framework and modules
   defined in Modularization of XHTML. Comments are welcome through
   7 May. Learn more on the HTML home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/PR-xhtml11-20010406/
   http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/

Ruby Annotation Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   6 April 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Ruby
   Annotation to Proposed Recommendation. Ruby is a short run of text
   alongside base text, typically found in East Asian documents to
   indicate pronunciation or to provide an annotation. Comments are
   welcome through 7 May. Read about the W3C Internationalization
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/PR-ruby-20010406/
   http://www.w3.org/International/Activity

RDF Schema for the XML Infoset Published

   6 April 2001: The XML Core Working Group has released "An RDF Schema
   for the XML Information Set" as a W3C Note. This RDF schema is a
   formal description of the Infoset that will be useful as an aid to
   understanding the Infoset and for validating infosets serialized as
   RDF instances. Read about the W3C XML Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/NOTE-xml-infoset-rdfs-20010406
   http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity

Introduction to CSS3 Working Draft Published

   6 April 2001: The CSS Working Group has released an updated Working
   Draft of Introduction to CSS3. This document lists all the modules in
   the future Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3) specification.
   Comments are welcome on the www-style@w3.org mailing list or may be
   sent to the editors. Learn more on the CSS home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-roadmap-20010406/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/

CSS Media Queries Working Draft Published

   6 April 2001: The CSS Working Group has released a first Working
   Draft of Media Queries. The draft proposes a registry of media types
   to describe what type of devices a style sheet applies to, and
   provides for expressions to limit a style sheet's scope. Please send
   your comments to the www-style@w3.org mailing list. Read about the
   W3C Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-mediaqueries-20010404/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

XForms Requirements Working Draft Published

   6 April 2001: The XForms Working Group has released XForms
   Requirements, a Working Draft outlining requirements for the next
   generation of Web forms. Comments are welcome on the www-forms@w3.org
   public mailing list. See how forms are changing on the W3C XForms
   home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xhtml-forms-req-20010404
   http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/

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