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W3C Weekly News - 21 May 2003

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 09:45:16 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                          13 May - 21 May 2003

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W3C Approves Patent Policy

   The World Wide Web Consortium has approved the "W3C Patent Policy"
   based on review by the W3C Advisory Committee and the public. Written
   by the Patent Policy Working Group, the policy received more support
   from the Membership than any Recommendation in recent history. The
   policy encourages royalty-free Web standards. It governs the handling
   of patents in the process of producing and implementing W3C
   Recommendations. Read the public Director's decision and the press
   release and visit the patent policy home page.


W3C Track, Demos Featured at WWW2003

   The W3C Track chaired by Marie-Claire Forgue runs from 21-23 May at
   the Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003) in
   Budapest, Hungary. Conference attendees are also invited to the W3C
   booth run in coordination with the W3C Hungarian Office, to live
   demos, and to Developers Day presentations on 24 May.


CSS3 Modules Become W3C Candidate Recommendations

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of three CSS3 modules to
   Candidate Recommendation: "Color," "Ruby," and "Text." A second
   Candidate Recommendation of the "CSS TV Profile 1.0" incorporates
   editorial suggestions. The CSS Working Group also released first
   public Working Drafts of the "CSS3 Generated and Replaced Content"
   and "Speech" modules. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a language used
   to render structured documents like HTML and XML on screen, on paper
   and in speech. Comments are welcome. Visit the CSS home page.


W3C/WAI Participates in EuroAccessibility Launch

   W3C/WAI has joined in a Memorandum of Understanding with twenty-four
   European organizations to establish a harmonized set of support
   services throughout Europe, which would include a common evaluation
   methodology, technical assistance, and a European certification
   authority for Web accessibility based on the Web Content
   Accessibility Guidelines. Read more about the Web Accessibility
   Initiative (WAI).


Web Services Architecture Working Drafts Published

   The Web Services Architecture Working Group has updated three Working
   Drafts: "Web Services Architecture," "Usage Scenarios" and the "Web
   Services Glossary." Software applications can communicate using Web
   services to present dynamic context-driven information to the user.
   The reference architecture identifies Web services components,
   defines their relationships, and establishes constraints. Visit the
   Web Services home page.


Web Services Internationalization Usage Scenarios Updated

   The Web Services Task Force of the Internationalization Working Group
   has released an updated Working Draft of "Web Services
   Internationalization Usage Scenarios." The document examines how
   language, culture, and related issues interact with Web services
   architecture and technology. The task force invites comments. Visit
   the Internationalization home page.


QA Framework: Test Guidelines Updated

   The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has released an updated
   Working Draft of the "QA Framework: Test Guidelines." One in a family
   of QA Framework documents, the draft defines a set of common
   guidelines for conformance test materials for W3C specifications. The
   group welcomes comments. Visit the QA home page and read about the QA


Timed Text: Use Cases and Requirements Working Draft Published

   The Timed Text Working Group has released the first public Working
   Draft of "Timed Text (TT) Authoring Format 1.0 Use Cases and
   Requirements." The group is developing an XML-based, portable format
   used to represent streamable text synchronized with timed media like
   audio or video. This content type can be interchanged among authoring
   systems. Visit the Timed Text home page.


Core Presentation Characteristics Working Draft Published

   The Device Independence Working Group has released the first public
   Working Draft of "Core Presentation Characteristics: Requirements and
   Use Cases." The group is building a basis for adapting content to
   device presentation capabilities. This draft provides a common set of
   property or attribute definitions that may be reused in future
   vocabularies. Visit the Device Independence home page.


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