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W3C Weekly News - 6 August 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 12:07:47 -0700
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                                W3C Weekly News

                             31 July - 6 August 2004

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Last Call: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

   The Web Services Description Working Group has published Last Call
   Working Drafts of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version
   2.0: "Part 1: Core Language," "Part 2: Predefined Extensions" and "Part
   3: Bindings." WSDL is an XML language for describing network services.
   The drafts describe functionality, and define sequence, cardinality and
   criteria for conformant processors. Comments are welcome through 4
   October. Read about Web services.


SVG Open 2004: Tokyo, Japan 7-10 September

   SVG Open 2004, the 3rd annual conference on Scalable Vector Graphics,
   will be held 7-10 September at Keio University, Japan, on the Mita
   Campus in Tokyo. The conference schedule has courses and presentations
   and location and accommodation. Registration opens 31 August. A joint
   event, UPIMap is colocated on 7-9 September. SVG Open is your chance to
   discuss SVG development experiences, products, workflows and
   strategies. The conference language is English; translation facilities
   will be available to encourage English-Japanese communication.


Mobile Profile: SVG Tiny Version 1.2 Updated

   The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group has released the
   fourth Working Draft of "Mobile SVG Profile: SVG Tiny, Version 1.2."
   The draft defines SVG Tiny 1.2, a mobile profile of SVG 1.2 suitable
   for displaying vector graphics on small devices. The Working Group
   invites comments. Visit the SVG home page.


Representing Specified Values in OWL

   The Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment (SWBPD) Working Group
   has released the First Public Working Draft of "Representing Specified
   Values in OWL: 'value partitions' and 'value sets'." Comments are
   welcome. The draft presents methods for representing modified values
   and collections of values in the OWL Web Ontology Language. Visit the
   Semantic Web home page.


RDF Data Access Use Cases and Requirements Updated

   The RDF Data Access Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of "RDF Data Access Use Cases and Requirements." The draft suggests how
   an RDF query language and data access protocol could be used in the
   construction of novel, useful Semantic Web applications in areas like
   Web publishing, personal information management, transportation and
   tourism. Comments are welcome. Visit the Semantic Web home page.


Working Draft: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released an updated Working Draft for "Web Content Accessibility
   Guidelines 2.0." Version 2.0 widens the range of technologies covered
   and simplifies wording. Following WCAG checkpoints makes Web content
   accessible to people with disabilities and to users of a variety of
   Web-enabled devices. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Working Drafts: Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released three First Public Working Drafts. "HTML Techniques for WCAG
   2.0" and "CSS Techniques for WCAG 2.0" give guidance on using HTML,
   XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create accessible content.
   Deprecated examples illustrate techniques that content developers
   should not use. The draft "Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0" is an
   entry point to meeting the success criteria in WCAG 2.0.


Working Group Note: Web Services Internationalization Usage Scenarios

   The Web Services Task Force of the Internationalization Working Group
   has released a Working Group Note, "Web Services Internationalization
   Usage Scenarios," with additional guidance for implementers of Web
   service technologies. The document examines how language, culture and
   related issues interact with Web services architecture and technology.
   Comments are welcome on this draft. Visit the Internationalization home


Internationalization Articles Published

   The GEO Task Force of the W3C Internationalization Working Group
   publishes information to help authors and Webmasters understand and use
   W3C technologies. Articles in July: FAQ: "Why should I use the language
   attribute in Web pages?", FAQ: "Should I declare the language of my
   XHTML document using a language attribute, the Content-Language HTTP
   header, or a meta element?", FAQ: "How do I use .htaccess directives on
   an Apache server to serve files with a specific encoding?" For more
   items, visit the Internationalization home page.


Scheduled Systems Outage 7 August

   W3C's mailing lists are being moved to a new server on Saturday,
   7 August at 04:00 UTC. List service will be suspended for a few hours
   but the majority of the W3C Web site will remain accessible. Mail sent
   to W3C archives will be queued and posted when the move is complete. The
   W3C Systems Team expects to have list service restored on the same day.
   We appreciate your patience.


Upcoming W3C Talks (continued)

   * Dean Jackson presents at SIGGRAPH 2004 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
     on 11 August.
   * John Wilbanks participates in panels at the Object Management
     Group (OMG) Meeting in Montreal, Canada on 25 August.

    Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as
    an RSS channel.


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