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W3C Weekly News - 29 March 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 14:05:17 -0600
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                              W3C Weekly News

                        24 March - 29 March 2004

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W3C Launches XML Binary Characterization Working Group

   W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the XML Binary
   Characterization Working Group in the XML Activity. Robin Berjon
   (Expway) chairs. Chartered for a year, the group will analyze and
   develop use cases and measurements for alternate encodings of XML.
   Its goal is to determine if serialized binary XML transmission and
   formats are feasible. Participation is open to W3C Members. Read about
   the XML Activity.


Working Draft: WS Choreography Model Overview

   The Web Services Choreography Working Group has released the First
   Public Working Draft of the "WS Choreography Model Overview." The
   Working Group is defining a choreography definition language for
   coordinating interactions among Web services and their users. Visit the
   Web Services home page.


Working Drafts: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

   The Web Services Description Working Group has updated two Working
   Drafts of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0:
   "Part 1: Core Language" and "Part 2: Message Patterns." WSDL is a model
   and XML format for describing network services. The drafts enable
   abstract functionality and concrete details, and define sequence,
   cardinality and criteria for conformant processors. Read about Web


Working Draft: Mobile SVG Profiles Version 1.2

   The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group has released the
   second Working Draft of "Mobile SVG Profiles: SVG Tiny and SVG Basic,
   Version 1.2." The draft defines two mobile profiles of SVG 1.2: SVG
   Tiny 1.2 is suitable for cellphones, and SVG Basic 1.2 is written for
   PDAs. Comments are welcome. Visit the SVG home page.


W3C Talks in April

    * C. M. Sperberg-McQueen gives a public lecture at the Austrian
      Academy Corpus (AAC) Scientific Advisory Board Meeting in Vienna,
      Austria on 1 April.

    * Massimo Marchiori gives a keynote at the 2nd International
      Conference on Trust Management in Oxford, UK on 1 April.

    * Steven Pemberton gives the keynote at the Origo Industry XForms
      Briefing at IBM South Bank, London, UK on 6 April.

    * Ivan Herman presents at the Visualisation Ontology Workshop in
      Edinburgh, UK on 7 April. The workshop is sponsored by the UK
      National e-Science Centre.

    * Steven Pemberton gives a keynote and Liam Quin presents at XML
      Europe 2004 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 19 April. The conference
      is presented by IDEAlliance.

    * Deborah Dahl, W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group Chair,
      gives a keynote and runs a workshop at the 4th annual SITE Tech
      Conference in Springfield, IL, USA on 24 April.

    * Steven Pemberton presents an XForms tutorial at CHI2004 in Vienna,
      Austria on 25 April. The conference is sponsored by the ACM
      (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGCHI (Special Interest
      Group on Computer-Human Interaction).

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