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W3C Weekly News - 19 March 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:51:49 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                     Week of 13 March - 19 March 2001

Canonical XML Becomes a W3C Recommendation

   19 March 2001: W3C today released Canonical XML Version 1.0 as a
   W3C Recommendation. The specification is stable, and has been reviewed
   by the W3C Membership, who favors its adoption by academic, industry,
   and research communities. With XML Signature, Canonical XML can
   ensure the integrity of data traveling between XML processors,
   crucial in applications like electronic commerce. Canonical XML was
   produced by the XML Signature Working Group, a joint effort of the
   IETF and W3C.


XML Protocol Requirements Working Draft Published

   19 March 2001: The XML Protocol Working Group has published XML
   Protocol (XMLP) Requirements as a Working Draft. XMLP allows two or
   more peers to communicate in a distributed environment using XML as
   its encapsulation language. Discussion takes place on the public
   mailing list xml-dist-app@w3.org. Read about the W3C XML Protocol


XML Schema Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   16 March 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML
   Schema to Proposed Recommendation. XML schemas provide a superset of
   the capabilities found in XML document type definitions (DTDs). XML
   Schema Part 0: Primer is an introduction. XML Schema Part 1:
   Structures specifies the XML Schema definition language for
   describing the structure and constraining the contents of XML
   documents. XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes specifies an extensible
   system of data categories.


XML Information Set Working Draft Published

   16 March 2001: The W3C XML Core Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of the XML Information Set (Infoset) so that Last Call
   reviewers can evaluate how their feedback was incorporated. The
   Infoset defines a set of eleven types of information items in XML
   documents. Read about the W3C XML Activity.


Amaya 4.3.1 Available

   15 March 2001: Amaya is W3C's free Web browser and authoring tool.
   Version 4.3.1 features changes to handling of character entities,
   XHTML, printing, SVG paths, and annotations as well as many bug
   fixes. Download Amaya binaries for Unix and Windows NT/95/98. Source
   code is available. If you are interested in annotations, please visit
   the Annotea home page.


Pronunciation Lexicon Markup Requirements Published

   15 March 2001: The Voice Browser Working Group has released the first
   published Working Draft of Pronunciation Lexicon Markup Requirements
   for the W3C Speech Interface Framework. A pronunciation lexicon can
   augment the vocabulary in speech synthesis and speech recognition
   systems. Read about the W3C Speech Interface Framework and more on
   the W3C Voice Browser home page.


CC/PP Last Call Working Draft Published

   15 March 2001: The CC/PP Working Group has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of Composite Capability/Preference Profiles (CC/PP):
   Structure and Vocabularies. CC/PP is a user-side hardware, software
   and preferences profile written in Resource Description Framework
   (RDF), W3C's language for modeling metadata. Comments are invited
   through 5 April. Read about the W3C Device Independence Activity.


Jigsaw 2.2.0 Available

   14 March 2001: Jigsaw version 2.2.0 is available for download. New
   features include WebDAV support and a parser for dates in ISO 8601
   format. The release notes list all bug fixes. Jigsaw is W3C's
   leading-edge Web server platform implemented in Java. Learn more
   about the W3C Jigsaw Activity.


W3C to Deliver Tutorials at CeBIT 2001

   14 March 2001: W3C is delivering a series of tutorials on Privacy,
   Graphics, Multimedia and Accessibility at CeBIT 2001 in Hannover,
   Germany, from 22-28 March 2001. Atttendees have the opportunity to
   meet members of the W3C Team and the staff of the W3C Office in


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