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W3C Weekly News - 8 April 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 23:56:17 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                         2 April - 8 April 2002

Jigsaw 2.2.1 Released

   8 April 2002: Jigsaw version 2.2.1 is available for download. The new
   version includes a security fix for URI parsing, a new JigShell
   utility, XHTML/HTML validation on PUT, JigEdit support for WebDAV,
   Apache mod_asis, and PushCache contributed by Paul Henshaw. The
   release notes list all new features and bug fixes. Jigsaw is W3C's
   leading-edge Web server platform implemented in Java. Learn more
   about the Jigsaw Activity.


Speech Synthesis Markup Language Working Draft Published

   5 April 2002: The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Working
   Draft of the "Speech Synthesis Markup Language Specification." With
   this XML-based language, content authors can generate synthetic
   speech on the Web, controlling pronunciation, volume, pitch, and
   rate. Read about the Voice Browser Activity.


Namespaces 1.1 Working Drafts Published

   3 April 2002: The XML Core Working Group has released Working Drafts
   of "Namespaces in XML 1.1" and "Namespaces in XML 1.1 Requirements."
   Version 1.1 will incorporate errata in version 1.0, and provide a
   mechanism to undeclare prefixes. Read about the XML Activity.


More W3C Team Presentations in April

   * 8 April: Dave Raggett presented on W3C voice and multimodal
     work at the WAP Forum meeting in Paris, France.

   * 11 April: Bert Bos speaks on "Web Publishing with XSL,"
     Stephane Boyera presents "Device Independent Principles," and
     Ivan Herman presents "W3C - Why and How" at Cross Media
     Publishing in Sankt Augustin, Bonn, Germany. The event is
     sponsored by the W3C German Office.

   * 16 April: Three W3C Team members attend the Japan W3C Membership
     Meeting at Keio University, Mita Campus, in Tokyo, Japan.
     Steve Bratt presents "W3C Status & Plans." Yasuyuki Hirakawa
     presents "W3C Annual Schedule." Olivier Thereaux presents
     "Quality Assurance: Towards Web Maturity."

   * 19 April: Several Team members speak 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." Tatsuya Hagino speaks on the Semantic Web.
     Ivan Herman presents an "Overview of XML Related
     Recommendations." Kazuhiro Kitagawa speaks on "Device
     Independence Activities of W3C."


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