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W3C Weekly News - 5 February 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 18:33:12 -0600
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      29 January - 5 February 2004

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VoiceXML 2.0 Is a Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Voice Extensible
   Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0" to Proposed Recommendation.
   Comments are welcome through 2 March. VoiceXML uses XML to bring
   speech, touch-tone input, digitized audio, recording, telephony and
   computer-human conversations to the Web. Read the press release and
   visit the Voice Browser home page.


XML 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 Are W3C Recommendations

   The World Wide Web Consortium released "Extensible Markup Language
   (XML) 1.1" and "Namespaces in XML 1.1" as W3C Recommendations. XML 1.1
   addresses Unicode, control character, and line ending issues.
   Namespaces 1.1 incorporates errata corrections and provides a mechanism
   to undeclare prefixes.


XML 1.0 Third Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released the "Extensible Markup Language
   (XML) 1.0 Third Edition" as a W3C Recommendation. The third edition is
   not a new version of XML. It brings the XML 1.0 Recommendation up to
   date with second edition errata, and clarifies its use of RFC 2119 key
   words like "must," "should" and "may." Visit the XML home page.


XML Infoset Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released the "XML Information Set, Second
   Edition" (Infoset) as a W3C Recommendation. The document updates the
   Infoset to cover XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1, clarifies the consequences
   of certain kinds of invalidity, and corrects typographical errors. The
   Infoset defines a set of eleven types of information items in XML


W3C Advisory Committee Elects TAG Participants

   The W3C Advisory Committee has elected Roy Fielding (Day Software) and
   Mario Jeckle (DaimlerChrysler) to the W3C Technical Architecture Group
   (TAG). The other TAG participants as of 1 February 2004 are Tim Bray
   (unaffiliated), Dan Connolly (W3C), Paul Cotton (Microsoft), Chris
   Lilley (W3C), Norm Walsh (Sun), and co-Chairs Stuart Williams
   (Hewlett-Packard) and Tim Berners-Lee (W3C). Created in 2001, the TAG
   documents principles of Web architecture and works with other groups to
   resolve architectural issues. Read the "Architecture of the World Wide
   Web" Last Call Working Draft and visit the TAG home page.


W3C Talks in February

   * On 9-10 February, Shawn Lawton Henry and Shadi Abou-Zahra present
     several tutorials at the Web Accessibility Best Practices Exchange
     Training in Madrid, Spain. The event is sponsored by the W3C Web
     Accessibility Initiative and hosted by Fundosa Teleservicios.

   * On 23-26 February, Marie-Claire Forgue runs a booth and Philipp
     Hoschka presents at the 3GSM World Congress 2004 in Cannes, France.
     The W3C booth is part of the Telecom Valley Gallery, located in
     front of the festival palace.

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Team members leading the Web to its full potential. W3C is an international
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