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W3C Weekly News - 1 March 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 14:22:26 +0100
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       21 February - 1 March 2004

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W3C Hosts 4th Annual Technical Plenary Week

   W3C holds its Technical Plenary Week from 1-5 March in
   Cannes-Mandelieu, France where 30 W3C Working Groups and Interest
   Groups hold face-to-face meetings. Participants and invited guests
   attend the plenary mid-week where they will be 3-minute lightning talks
   and presentations on Web architecture, mixed markup, quality assurance,
   new Web devices and searching the Web. W3C thanks sponsors IBM and Sun
   Microsystems for their generous support.


CSS 2.1, CSS Print Profile and CSS3 Paged Media Are W3C Candidate

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of three Candidate
   Recommendations for the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language.
   A snapshot of CSS usage, "CSS 2.1" adds a few highly requested features,
   fixes errata and brings CSS2 in line with implementations. "CSS Print
   Profile" works with XHTML-Print for printing to low-cost devices. "CSS3
   Paged Media Module" adds pagination, page margins, headers and footers,
   footnotes and endnotes, and cross-references with page numbers.
   Comments are welcome through 25 August. Visit the CSS home page.


Last Call: Character Model for the World Wide Web

   The Internationalization Working Group has published the "Character
   Model for the World Wide Web 1.0" in two parts: "Fundamentals" in Last
   Call through 19 March, and "Normalization." The documents address
   character encoding identification, early uniform normalization, string
   identity matching, string indexing, and URI conventions. They build on
   the Universal Character Set defined by Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. Visit
   the Internationalization home page.


Last Call: XQuery and XPath Formal Semantics

   The XML Query and XSL Working Groups have released a Last Call Working
   Draft of "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics." Part of a set,
   the document gives precise meanings in terms of the XQuery and XPath 2.0
   data model. It is written for readers already familiar with these
   languages. The Working Group invites comments through 15 April. Visit
   the XML home page.


CSS Working Drafts: 'Reader' Media Type, Hyperlink Presentation

   The CSS Working Group has released two First Public Working Drafts,
   parts of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language. "The CSS 'Reader'
   Media Type" instructs devices to display and speak a document or
   display and render it in braille. The "CSS3 Hyperlink Presentation
   Module" describes the presentation of links and their activation.
   Comments on both drafts are invited.


Working Draft: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2

   The SVG Working Group has released its fifth public Working Draft of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2." SVG delivers accessible, dynamic,
   and reusable vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. The
   Working Group invites feedback on this draft. Visit the SVG 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.


Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working Draft Updated

   The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has released
   the second Working Draft of "Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0."
   The guidelines are written to help developers create accessible
   authoring interfaces that produce accessible Web content. Resulting
   content can be read by a broader range of readers. Visit the Web
   Accessibility Initiative home page.


Ink Markup Language Working Draft Published

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released a second Working
   Draft of the "Ink Markup Language (InkML)." The InkML data format is
   used to represent ink entered with an electronic pen or stylus.
   Ink-aware Web applications can process and exchange handwriting,
   gestures, sketches, music and other notational languages. Visit the
   Multimodal Interaction home page.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is 370 Member organizations and 68
Team members leading the Web to its full potential. W3C is an international
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