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W3C Weekly News - 3 September 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 19:22:19 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                   Week of 28 August - 3 September 2001

In Memoriam: Michael Dertouzos

   30 August 2001: Professor Michael L. Dertouzos, director of the MIT
   Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) since 1974, died on 27 August
   2001, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Born in Athens, Greece, author
   of eight books, and widely admired for bringing his humanity to
   computing, Dertouzos was 64. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, credits
   Prof. Dertouzos with the W3C's existence, and has written a personal
   tribute. In his last interview on 22 August 2001, Dertouzos said,
   "Don't forget the impact that love has on education." His impact is
   difficult to overestimate. He is already sorely missed.


W3C Team Presentations in September

   3 September 2001: On 3 September, Charles McCathieNevile spoke on
   the Semantic Web and Web accessibility at Monash University, Clayton
   Campus. On 6 September, Ivan Herman presents "2D Web Graphics, State
   of the Art Presentation" at the Eurographics 2001 conference in
   Manchester, UK, and Eric Miller gives a keynote, "Digital Libraries
   and the Semantic Web," at the 5th European Conference on Research and
   Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries in Darmstadt, Germany. On
   12 September, Chris Lilley presents "SVG: Vector Graphics Meets
   Unicode" at the 19th International Unicode Conference in San Jose,
   USA, and Henry Thompson gives a keynote, "XML, Objects and the Web:
   How XML Schema and XML Infoset facilitate OO Data Binding," at
   Net.ObjectDays 2001 in Erfurt, Germany.


DOM Level 3 XPath Working Draft Published

   30 August 2001: The DOM Working Group has released an updated Working
   Draft of the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification.
   The draft provides simple functionalities to access a DOM tree using
   XPath 1.0. Comments are welcome. Read about the W3C DOM Activity.


XML Accessibility Guidelines Working Draft Published

   29 August 2001: The WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group has
   released a Working Draft of XML Accessibility Guidelines. A guide for
   tools designers and authors of XML formats, the document explains how
   to design accessible applications using XML, the Extensible Markup
   Language. Please send your comments by 30 September. Read about the
   W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.


Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   28 August 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the
   Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation.
   Designers use an XSL stylesheet to express how source content should
   be styled, laid out, and paginated onto a presentation medium such as
   a browser window, a pamphlet or a book. Please send your comments by
   25 September. Read more on the XSL home page.


XForms Working Draft Published

   28 August 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.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is 520 Member organizations and 66
Team members leading the Web to its full potential. W3C is an international
industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
(MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer
Science and Control (INRIA) in France, and Keio University in Japan. The
W3C Web site hosts specifications, guidelines, software and tools. Public
participation is welcome. W3C supports universal access, the semantic Web,
trust, interoperability, evolvability, decentralization, and cooler
multimedia. For information about W3C please visit http://www.w3.org/
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