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W3C Weekly News - 21 May 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 23:04:09 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                         30 April - 21 May 2002

W3C Launches European Interop Tour 2002

   21 May 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is holding a series
   of public one-day events across Europe from 21 May to 3 June, in
   Paris, Vienna, Dublin, and Brussels. The W3C Interop Tour promotes
   W3C technologies, and demonstrates their interoperability on the
   World Wide Web. The tour also marks the start of three new regional
   W3C Offices, expanding the impact of W3C in Europe. Read the press


QA Framework Working Drafts Published

   16 May 2002: The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has released
   four Working Drafts.
   * QA Framework: Introduction
   * QA Framework: Operational Guidelines
   * QA Framework: Specification Guidelines
   * QA Framework: Operational Examples & Techniques

   The W3C QA Activity's goals include planning and process; better,
   more testable specifications; coordination with internal and external
   groups; and building and acquiring conformance test materials.
   Comments are welcome. Visit the QA home page.


W3C Team Talks from WWW2002 Available

   16 May 2002: The W3C Team presented over 25 talks at the Eleventh
   International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2002) in Honolulu,
   Hawaii, USA, during May. Slides are available for the W3C Track
   chaired by Marie-Claire Forgue and the keynote speech given by Tim
   Berners-Lee. Read about the Team and W3C presentations.


CSS Working Drafts Published

   16 May 2002: The CSS Working Group has released four Working Drafts.
   * CSS3 module: line
   * CSS TV Profile 1.0 - Last Call comments welcome through 14 June
   * CSS3 module: text
   * Syntax of CSS rules in HTML's "style" attribute

   Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language used to render structured
   documents like HTML and XML on screen, on paper, and in speech. Read
   about CSS level 3 and visit the CSS home page.


Early Registration Deadline for MathML Conference 2002 is 24 May

   14 May 2002: The deadline for early registration for the MathML
   International Conference 2002 has been extended from 17 May to 24 May.
   W3C is happy to be a co-sponsor of this conference, in Chicago from
   28-30 June, whose aim is to bring together those involved in defining
   the future of mathematics on the Web under the rubric "MathML and
   Technologies for Mathematics on the Web". Read more about Math at W3C.


Regionalization of W3C Offices

   6 May 2002: As W3C increases its presence worldwide through its
   Office program, some of the Offices have been transformed into
   regional Offices. This means that they are not bound to national
   borders any more and that they act as regional outreach centers for
   countries that share common culture, history, or language. As a first
   step, the former W3C German Office is now the W3C Office in Germany
   and Austria, the former W3C UK Office is now the W3C Office in the UK
   and Ireland, and the former W3C Dutch Office is now the W3C Office in
   the Benelux (i.e., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). Read
   more about the W3C Offices Program.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Become W3C Candidate

   30 April 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "Scalable
   Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1" and "Mobile SVG" to Candidate
   Recommendations. SVG 1.1 separates the SVG language into reusable
   building blocks. Mobile SVG re-combines them into two profiles
   optimized for cellphones and pocket computers. SVG delivers
   accessible, dynamic, reusable vector graphics, text, and images to
   the Web, in XML. Read the press release and testimonials, and visit
   the SVG home page.


"Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0" Last Call Published

   30 April 2002: The Internationalization Working Group has released a
   Last Call Working Draft of "Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0."
   Comments are welcome through 31 May. This Architectural
   Specification provides authors of specifications, software
   developers, and content developers with a common reference for
   interoperable text manipulation on the World Wide Web. Read about the
   Internationalization Activity.


First Working Draft of "An XHTML + MathML + SVG Profile" Published

   30 April 2002: The HTML Working Group and the SVG Working Group have
   worked together to publish the first Working Draft of "An XHTML +
   MathML + SVG Profile." An XHTML+MathML+SVG profile is a profile that
   combines XHTML 1.1, MathML 2.0, and SVG 1.1 together. This profile
   enables mixing XHTML, MathML and SVG in the same document using XML
   namespaces mechanism, while allowing validation of such a
   mixed-namespace document. Read about the HTML Activity and the
   Graphics Activity.


"RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema" Working Draft

   30 April 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released a Working
   Draft of "RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema," which
   describes how to use RDF to describe RDF vocabularies. This
   specification also defines a basic vocabulary for this purpose, as
   well as conventions that can be used by Semantic Web applications to
   support more sophisticated RDF vocabulary description. Read about the
   Semantic Web Activity.


XQuery, XSLT, and XML Path Working Drafts Published

   30 April 2002: The XML Query Working Group, XML Schema Working Group,
   and XSL Working Group have released a number of documents through
   joint efforts (see the status section of each document for authorship
   * XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0
   * XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0
   * XML Query Use Cases
   * XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model
   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators

   XPath is a language for addressing parts of an XML document, XQuery
   is an query language for XML, and XSLT is a language for describing
   XML transformations. Read about how they work together as part of the
   XML Activity.


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