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W3C Weekly News - 13 August 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 21:00:49 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                    Week of 7 August - 13 August 2001

SMIL 2.0 Becomes a W3C Recommendation

   9 August 2001: The World Wide Web Consortium released the
   Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) 2.0 as a W3C
   Recommendation. The specification has been reviewed by the W3C
   Membership, who favor its adoption by industry. SMIL (pronounced
   "smile") defines an XML-based language that authors can use to write
   interactive multimedia presentations. Version 2.0 includes
   approximately one hundred predefined transition effects, and support
   for hierarchical layout and animation. See how SMIL is already
   implemented, and read the press release and testimonials.


XML Information Set Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   10 August 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML
   Information Set (Infoset) to Proposed Recommendation. The Infoset
   defines a set of eleven types of information items in XML documents.
   Comments are invited through 10 September at
   www-xml-infoset-comments@w3.org. Read about the W3C XML Activity.


W3C Team Presentation in August

   13 August 2001: Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Wataru Okada, and Fumio Kato
   present an "Empirical study on location based service on the Web with
   CC/PP and RDF" at ITCom 2001 on 22 August in Denver, Colorado, USA.


XHTML+SMIL Profile Working Draft Published

   9 August 2001: As part of the Synchronized Multimedia Activity, the
   SYMM Working Group has published a Working Draft of XHTML+SMIL
   Profile. The draft integrates a subset of the SMIL 2.0 specification
   with XHTML. It includes modules for animation, content control, media
   objects, timing and synchronization, and transition effects. Comments
   are welcome.


W3C/MIT Power Restored

   8 August 2001: Due to a power outage in the MIT LCS W3C building on
   Tuesday and Wednesday, 7-8 August, parts of the W3C site were down.
   W3C apologizes for the inconvenience. Services were restored at
   22:00Z on 8 August.

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