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W3C Weekly News - 11 October 2003

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:56:47 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       2 October - 11 October 2003

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RDF Last Call Working Drafts Published

   The RDF Core Working Group has released the second Last Call of six
   Working Drafts. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) supports the
   exchange of knowledge on the Web. Comments are welcome through
   7 November. Also updated is the Working Group Note "LBase," a
   framework for specifying the meaning of Semantic Web languages.

   * RDF Primer
   * RDF Concepts and Abstract Syntax
   * RDF Semantics
   * RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)
   * RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema
   * RDF Test Cases

   Read about the Semantic Web Activity.

Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema Last Call Published

   The HTML Working Group has released a second Last Call Working Draft
   of "Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema" with changes for use in
   non-XHTML contexts. Comments are welcome through 14 November. The
   document provides a complete set of XML Schema modules for XHTML, and
   allows document authors to modify and extend XHTML in a conformant
   way. Visit the HTML home page.


Working Draft of Authoring Techniques for Internationalization Published

   The Guidelines, Education & Outreach Task Force (GEO) of the
   Internationalization Working Group has published the first public
   Working Draft of "Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML
   Internationalization 1.0." Written for Web content authors, the
   document provides techniques for developing internationalized HTML
   and XHTML supported by Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Comments are
   welcome. Visit the Internationalization 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." Drafted
   for discussion at the TAG's face-to-face meeting, the document
   explains Web protocols in three dimensions: identification and
   resources, interaction, and representation and formats. Comments
   are welcome. Visit the TAG home page.


Working Group Note: SOAP Version 1.2 Message Normalization

   The XML Protocol Working Group has completed work on "SOAP Version
   1.2 Message Normalization" and published it as a Working Group Note.
   The document defines an algorithm to render 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.


W3C Talks in October (continued)

   * Henry S. Thompson gave a keynote at The XML Day in Paris, France
     on 7 October.
   * Rigo Wenning presents at the OECD Global Forum on Information
     Systems and Network Security in Oslo, Norway on 14 October.
   * Marie-Claire Forgue runs the W3C booth at la Fete de la
     Science in Sophia Antipolis, France on 18 October.
   * Tim Berners-Lee gives an invited talk at the 2nd International
     Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2003) in Sanibel Island, FL, USA
     on 23 October.

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