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W3C Weekly News - 5 March 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 19:03:22 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                    Week of 27 February - 5 March 2001

W3C Hosts Technical Plenary and All-Group Meeting

   5 March 2001: W3C held its first ever Technical Plenary and Working
   Group Meeting Event on 26 February - 2 March in Cambridge, MA, USA.
   Over 300 W3C Working and Interest Group participants attended face to
   face and birds of a feather meetings. Mid-week, an all-group plenary
   included panel discussions on Web architecture, XML Schema usage, and
   the Candidate Recommendation experience. If your organization would
   like to join W3C and lead the Web to its full potential, please refer
   to the W3C Membership page.


CSS3 Color Module Working Draft Published

   5 March 2001: The CSS Working Group has released a Working Draft of
   CSS3 module: Color. The draft merges parts of HTML 4, Cascading Style
   Sheets (CSS) levels 2 and 3, and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.0.
   It describes CSS properties authors can use to specify foreground
   color and opacity, ICC color profiles, and rendering intent of image
   content. Read about CSS level 3 and visit the CSS home page.


CSS Syntax for HTML "style" Working Draft Published

   5 March 2001: The CSS Working Group has released an updated Working
   Draft of Syntax of CSS rules in HTML's "style" attribute. The draft
   describes the history, grammar, cascading order and profiles for CSS
   fragments in the "style" attribute.


Amaya 4.3 Released

   5 March 2001: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version
   4.3 features MathML 2.0 attribute support, improved math editing,
   more SVG support, and access keys and window shortcuts. Download
   Amaya binaries for Unix and Windows NT/95/98. Source code is
   available. Amaya includes collaborative annotation based on Resource
   Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer. Visit the Annotea
   home page.


SMIL 2.0 Working Draft Published

   5 March 2001: As part of the W3C Synchronized Multimedia Activity,
   the SYMM Working Group has issued an updated Working Draft of the
   Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language 2.0. SMIL (pronounced
   "smile") 2.0 defines an XML-based language that authors can use to
   write interactive multimedia presentations, and allows reuse of SMIL
   syntax and semantics in other XML-based languages.


P3P Preference Exchange Language Working Draft Published

   5 March 2001: The P3P Specification Working Group has released A P3P
   Preference Exchange Language (APPEL) 1.0 as a Working Draft and
   companion to the P3P specification. The Platform for Privacy
   Preferences (P3P) simplifies and automates the process of reading Web
   site privacy policies, promoting trust and confidence in the Web.
   Read the answers to frequently asked questions about P3P and more on
   the W3C Privacy Activity.


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Team members leading the Web to its full potential. W3C is an international
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(MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer
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