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W3C Weekly News - 29 October 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 23:05:53 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                   Week of 23 October - 29 October 2001

XML Information Set Becomes a W3C Recommendation

   24 October 2001: The World Wide Web Consortium released the "XML
   Information Set" (Infoset) as a W3C Recommendation. Produced by the
   XML Core Working Group as part of the XML Activity, the specification
   has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor its adoption by
   industry. The Infoset defines a set of eleven types of information
   items in XML documents. Read the press release and visit the XML home


Amaya 5.2 Released

   29 October 2001: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool.
   Version 5.2 supports generic-xml documents in browser mode, the embed
   element for SVG and MathML, Export CR/LF from Windows, a DOS file
   format, the HTTP Content-Location header, and other new features.
   Download Amaya binaries for Linux and Windows. Source code is
   available. If you are interested in annotations, visit the Annotea
   home page.


W3C Team Presentations in November

   29 October 2001: On 1 November, Martin J. Duerst presents "The World
   Wide Web Consortium (W3C): An Overview" and "Web Architecture: From
   URI to the Semantic Web" at the 2001 Web-based Technology Standard
   Conference in Seoul, Korea. On 15 November, Bert Bos gives the
   closing keynote at the annual congress of the Dutch SGML/XML Users
   Group in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. On 15 and 16 November, Wendy
   Chisholm and Charles McCathieNevile speak at OZeWAI 2001 in
   Melbourne, Australia. On 22 November, Ivan Herman presents "W3C
   Architectural Recommendations" at the XML Belux conference in
   Mechelen, Belgium.


EuroWeb 2001 Conference Registration Open

   29 October 2001: Registration is open for EuroWeb 2001, the first of
   a new series of regional conferences endorsed by IW3C2. Supported by
   the W3C Italian Office, EuroWeb is to be held 18-20 December in
   Venice, Italy. Representing the W3C Team, Steven Pemberton, Rigo
   Wenning, and Massimo Marchiori give tutorials and Yasuyuki Hirakawa
   and Tatsuya Hagino present a paper. The conference focus is "The Web
   in Public Administration."


XML Events Last Call Working Draft Published

   26 October 2001: The HTML Working Group has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of "XML Events." The specification defines a module
   used to associate behaviors with document-level markup for XML
   languages, and supports the DOM Level 2 event model. Comments are
   welcome through 30 November. Visit the HTML home page.


DOM Level 2 and 3 Working Drafts Published

   25 October 2001: The DOM Working Group has updated the "Document
   Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML" and the "Document Object Model (DOM)
   Level 3 Abstract Schemas and Load and Save" Working Drafts. 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. Read about the W3C DOM


CSS Mobile Profile Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   24 October 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "CSS
   Mobile Profile 1.0" to Candidate Recommendation. The specification
   defines a subset of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Level 2 tailored for
   mobile devices such as wireless phones. Comments are welcome through
   April 2002. Visit the CSS home page.


VoiceXML 2.0 Promises Speech and Phone Services for the Web

   23 October 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the first public Working
   Draft of the "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version
   2.0" and a Memorandum of Understanding issued jointly with the
   VoiceXML Forum. VoiceXML uses XML to bring synthesized speech, spoken
   and touch-tone input, digitized audio, recording, telephony, and
   computer-human conversations to the Web. Read the press release,
   testimonials, and visit the Voice Browser home page.


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