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W3C Weekly News - 1 April 2003

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 16:34:13 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                         26 March - 1 April 2003

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Early Bird Registration: W3C Track at WWW2003

   The W3C Track has been announced for the Twelfth International World
   Wide Web Conference (WWW2003) in Budapest, Hungary. On 21-23 May, W3C
   presents three days of presentations on the Web, future Web browsers,
   W3C architectural principles, the XML family, Web services, the
   Semantic Web, new devices, and horizontal essentials. WWW2003 early
   bird registration is open through 15 April.


DOM Level 3 XPath Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Document Object
   Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification" to Candidate Recommendation.
   The document provides access to a DOM tree using XPath 1.0. Reviews
   are welcome through 26 May. Implementers are invited to send a
   message to the DOM public mailing list. Visit the DOM home page.


DOM Level 3 Events Last Call Published

   The Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group has released a Last
   Call Working Draft of the "DOM Level 3 Events" specification.
   Comments are welcome through 1 May. Language and platform neutral,
   the system allows registration of event handlers, describes event
   flow through a tree structure, and provides context for each event.
   Read about the DOM Activity.


OWL Last Call Working Drafts Published

   The Web Ontology Working Group has released six Working Drafts, five
   in Last Call, for the OWL Web Ontology Language 1.0, including the
   OWL Guide, Overview, Use Cases and Requirements, Semantics and
   Abstract Syntax, Reference, and Test Cases. Comments are welcome
   through 9 May. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called
   ontologies, providing advanced Web search, software agents and
   knowledge management. Visit the Semantic Web home page.


China International Forum Postponed

   The China International Forum on WWW's Development 2003 to be held in
   Beijing, China on 16-17 April has been postponed. W3C, the W3C Office
   in Hong Kong, and the China Computer Federation regret the
   inconvenience to everyone who planned to attend. Once they have been
   determined, new dates will be publicized.


W3C Team Talks in April

   * Stephane Boyera presents at the INRIA Intech Seminar in
     Sophia-Antipolis, France on 3 April.

   * Liam Quin participates in a panel at the e(X)literature
     Conference 2003 "Preservation, Archiving and Dissemination of
     Electronic Literature" at the University of California in Santa
     Barbara, CA, USA on 4 April.

   * Steven Pemberton gives a tutorial on 5 April and Shawn Lawton
     Henry gives a tutorial on 6 April at the CHI 2003 Conference
     on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

   * Daniel Dardailler chairs a panel at "New Technologies for a
     More Accessible Society" in Paris, France on 19 April.

   Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, available as an RSS
   channel and in iCalendar format.


SOAP Version 1.2 Message Normalization Published

   The XML Protocol Working Group has released "SOAP Version 1.2 Message
   Normalization" as a W3C Note. The document defines a transformation
   algorithm that renders all semantically equivalent SOAP messages
   identically. SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for
   exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed
   environment. Visit the Web Services home page.


Architecture of the World Wide Web Working Draft Updated

   The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has released an updated
   Working Draft of the "Architecture of the World Wide Web." Comments
   are welcome. The draft discusses architectural principles of the Web
   and the behavior of agents exchanging information within it. It
   addresses some social issues that contribute to the shared
   information space. Visit the TAG home page.


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