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W3C Weekly News - 29 April 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:21:10 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                        23 April - 29 April 2002

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Requirements Published

   29 April 2002: The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
   Working Group has released a Working Draft of "Requirements for WCAG
   2.0." Written for page authors, site developers, and developers of
   authoring tools, WCAG checkpoints explain how to make Web content
   accessible to people with disabilities and to all users. Feedback is
   welcomed. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Web Services Requirements Published

   29 April 2002: The Web Services Architecture Working Group has
   released the first Working Draft of "Web Services Architecture
   Requirements," the reference architecture and the constraints used to
   determine implementation conformance. The Web Services Description
   Working Group has released the first Working Draft of "Web Service
   Description Requirements," the definitions and requirements for
   application to application communication. Comments are welcome. Read
   about the Web Services Activity.


RDF Primer and Test Cases Working Drafts Published

   29 April 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released updated
   Working Drafts of the "RDF Primer" and "RDF Test Cases." The Resource
   Description Framework (RDF) is a general-purpose language for
   representing information in the Web. The primer provides the
   fundamentals required to use RDF in applications. The test cases
   described correspond to technical issues the Working Group is
   addressing. Read about the Semantic Web Activity.


Amaya 6.1 Released

   29 April 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version
   6.1 adds support for more international documents and encodings and
   new MIME types; enhanced SVG, MathML, annotation, and CSS support;
   and other new features. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux,
   and Windows. Source code is available. If you are interested in
   annotations, visit the Annotea home page.


XML-Signature XPath Filter Working Draft Published

   26 April 2002: The joint IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group has
   released a Working Draft of "XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0." The
   draft defines a means to digitally sign a document subset using
   XPath, the language for addressing parts of an XML document. Comments
   are welcome. Visit the XML Signature home page.


XML 1.1 Last Call Published

   25 April 2002: The XML Core Working Group has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of "XML 1.1." Comments are welcome through 28 June.
   Built from XML Blueberry Requirements, the draft addresses Unicode
   and line ending issues. Everything that is not forbidden is permitted
   in XML 1.1 names. Read about the XML Activity.


VoiceXML Last Call Published

   24 April 2002: The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Last
   Call Working Draft of the "Voice Extensible Markup Language
   (VoiceXML) Version 2.0." Comments are welcome through 24 May.
   VoiceXML uses XML to bring synthesized speech, spoken and touch-tone
   input, digitized audio, recording, telephony, and computer-human
   conversations to the Web. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


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