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W3C Weekly News - 11 June 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 21:49:43 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       Week of 5 June - 11 June 2001

SMIL 2.0 Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   5 June 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the
   Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.0) to Proposed
   Recommendation. SMIL (pronounced "smile") 2.0 defines an XML-based
   language that authors can use to write interactive multimedia
   presentations. It allows reuse of SMIL syntax and semantics in other
   XML-based languages. Comments are welcome through 5 July. Read the
   implementation report and more about the W3C Synchronized Multimedia


XML Query Working Group Publishes Five Working Drafts

   11 June 2001: The W3C XML Query Working Group for a second time this
   year has released five Working Drafts at once. The drafts include
   XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language, the first public release of XML
   Syntax for XQuery 1.0 (XQueryX), XML Query Use Cases, XQuery 1.0
   Formal Semantics replacing XML Query Algebra, and XQuery 1.0 and
   XPath 2.0 Data Model replacing the XML Query Data Model. The XQuery
   language is designed to be broadly applicable across all types of XML
   data sources, from documents to databases and object repositories.


XHTML Events Working Draft Published

   8 June 2001: The HTML Working Group has released a new Working Draft
   of XHTML Events comprised of two modules used to associate behaviors
   with document-level markup. The XHTML Events Module provides DOM
   Level 2 event model support. A subset, the Basic XHTML Events Module,
   provides this support to simple applications and devices. Comments
   are welcome. Read more about the W3C HTML Activity.


XForms Working Draft Published

   8 June 2001: The XForms Working Group has released a new Working
   Draft of XForms 1.0. More flexible than previous HTML and XHTML form
   technologies, the new generation of Web forms called XForms separates
   purpose, presentation, and data. Comments are welcome. Read more
   about XForms and the W3C HTML Activity.


DOM Level 3 Core Working Draft Published

   5 June 2001: As part of the W3C DOM Activity, the DOM Working Group
   has released an updated Working Draft of the Document Object Model
   (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification. The DOM is a platform- and
   language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to
   dynamically access and update the content, structure, and style of
   documents. Comments are invited on the public mailing list


DOM Level 3 Abstract Schemas and Load and Save Working Draft Published

   7 June 2001: The DOM Working Group has published the Document Object
   Model (DOM) Level 3 Abstract Schemas and Load and Save Specification
   as a Working Draft. Formerly known as DOM Level 3 Content Model and
   Load and Save, the draft builds on DOM Core Level 3. Read about the
   W3C DOM Activity.


XML Linking and Style Note Published

   5 June 2001: XML Linking and Style has been published as a W3C Note.
   The product of an XML Linking/XSL Joint Task Force, the Note provides
   a conceptual model for the interaction of XLink linking elements and
   styling, and gives suggestions for application of that model using
   current W3C technical reports. Read more about XML Linking and XSL.


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