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W3C Weekly News - 30 July 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:34:37 -0700
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                                W3C Weekly News

                             26 July - 30 July 2004

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W3C and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Establish Formal Relationship

   W3C and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced a Memorandum
   of Understanding (MoU) enabling their cooperation on mobile Web
   specifications. "Together, W3C and OMA are well positioned to lead
   development toward technological compatibility and the ease of
   repurposing Web content, known as single Web authoring," said Philipp
   Hoschka (W3C). In widespread use, W3C Recommendations for the mobile
   industry include XHTML Basic markup, SMIL multimedia and SVG graphics.
   Read the press release and more about Device Independence.


Call for Participation: Public Workshop on Semantic Web for Life Sciences

   Position papers are due 6 September for the W3C Workshop on Semantic
   Web for Life Sciences to be held in Cambridge, MA, USA on 27-28
   October. Attendees will discuss how Semantic Web technologies such as
   RDF, OWL and the Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) help to manage modern
   life sciences research, enable disease understanding and accelerate the
   development of therapies. Read about W3C workshops and the Semantic Web.


Last Call: VoiceXML 2.1

   The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft
   of the "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 2.1." Fully
   backwards-compatible with VoiceXML 2.0, the draft standardizes eight
   additional features implemented by VoiceXML platforms. Comments are
   welcome through 1 September. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


Use Cases: XML Binary Characterization

   The XML Binary Characterization Working Group has released the First
   Public Working Draft of "XML Binary Characterization Use Cases."
   Presenting documented examples, the draft will help to decide if
   standardized and optimized serialization can be used to improve the
   generation, parsing, transmission and storage of XML-based data.
   Comments are welcome. Visit the XML home page.


Working Draft: System and Environment Framework

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released the First Public
   Working Draft of the "System and Environment Framework." Written for
   the W3C Multimodal Interaction Framework, the draft describes
   interfaces for dynamic access to properties that represent device
   capabilities, device configuration, user preferences and environmental
   conditions. Read about Multimodal Interaction.


Working Draft: CSS3 Speech Module

   The CSS Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of the
   "CSS3 Speech Module." The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language is used
   to render structured documents like HTML and XML on screen, on paper
   and in speech. The draft defines aural properties that match the Speech
   Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) model. Comments are welcome. Visit the
   CSS home page.


Upcoming W3C Talks

    * Ivan Herman presents at Ontologier i arbete (Ontology in practice)
      in Kista, Sweden on 31 August. The event is sponsored by the W3C
      Swedish Office and Metamatrix AB.

    Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as
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