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W3C Weekly News - 1 April 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 16:32:49 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                         26 March - 1 April 2002

W3C Team Presentations in April

   * On 6 April, Liam Quin speaks on "XML at the World Wide Web
     Consortium" at GUADEC, the GNOME Users And Developers European
     Conference, in Seville, Spain.

   * On 11 April, Bert Bos presents "Web Publishing with XSL" and
     Ivan Herman presents "W3C - Why and How" at Cross Media
     Publishing in Sankt Augustin, Bonn, Germany, an event organized
     by the W3C German Office.

   * On 16 April, Steve Bratt presents "W3C Status & Plans" at the
     Japan W3C Membership Meeting at Keio University, Mita Campus, in
     Tokyo, Japan.

   * Three W3C Team members attend Museums and the Web 2002 in Boston,
     MA, USA. On 18 April, Charles McCathieNevile presents "The Virtual
     On-Ramp." On 19 April, Eric Miller and Ralph Swick present a
     mini-workshop, "RDF - How can museums take advantage of it?"
     On 20 April, Eric Miller presents "Weaving Meaning: the W3C's
     Semantic Web Initiatives."

   * On 19 April, at the W3C Korean Office Opening in Daejeon, Korea,
     Steve Bratt presents an "Overview of W3C," Marie-Claire
     Forgue presents "W3C Process for Issuing W3C Recommendations,"
     and Ivan Herman presents an "Overview of XML Related

   * On 22 April, Steven Pemberton presents a tutorial "Styling the
     New Web" at the CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing
     Systems in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

   * On 30 April, Charles McCathieNevile presents "A Best Practice
     Guide to Web Site Standards - Streamlining Accessibility" at the
     Online Business - Law and Regulation conference in Sydney,


W3C Launches Mailing List Search Services

   1 April 2002: W3C is pleased to announce W3C Mailing List Search
   Services. Olivier Thereaux of the W3C Systems Team developed the
   services based on Namazu, a full text search engine. W3C maintains
   hundreds of mailing lists, over 170 of them public. Search
   documentation is available, and comments are welcome.


SVG Open / Carto.net Early Bird Registration Announced

   1 April 2002: The conference program and registration are available
   for the SVG Open / Carto.net Developers Conference to be held in
   Zurich, Switzerland on 15-17 July 2002, with 6 additional workshops
   on 18 July. SVG Open is a platform for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
   developers to share ideas, examples and implementations. The event is
   organized by ETH Zurich, W3C and Zurich University. The deadline for
   early bird registration is 30 April.


DOM Level 3 XPath Last Call Published

   28 March 2002: The DOM Working Group has released "Document Object
   Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath" as a Last Call Working Draft. The draft
   provides functionalities to access a DOM tree using XPath 1.0.
   Comments are welcome through 1 May. Read about the DOM Activity.


XQuery 1.0 Formal Semantics Working Draft Published

   26 March 2002: A Working Draft of the "XQuery 1.0 Formal Semantics"
   has been released. XQuery is a computer language designed to return
   information to users or their agents. It is applicable to XML data
   sources from documents to databases, search engines, and object
   repositories. XQuery is defined jointly by the XML Query Working
   Group, part of the XML Activity, and the XSL Working Group, part of
   the Style Activity.


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