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W3C Weekly News - 5 November 2004

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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 13:21:08 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      29 October - 5 November 2004

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XML Schema Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released "XML Schema Second Edition"
   as a W3C Recommendation in three parts: "Part 0: Primer," "Part 1:
   Structures" and "Part 2: Datatypes." The second edition is not a new
   version; it corrects errors found in the XML Schema first edition.
   A modular approach well-suited to distributed applications, XML
   schemas define shared markup vocabularies and the structure of XML
   documents using those vocabularies. Visit the XML home page.


Architecture of the World Wide Web Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "Architecture of the
   World Wide Web, First Edition" to Proposed Recommendation. The World
   Wide Web uses relatively simple technologies with sufficient
   scalability, efficiency and utility that they have resulted in a
   remarkable information space of interrelated resources, growing across
   languages, cultures and media. In an effort to preserve these
   properties of the information space as its technologies evolve, this
   architecture document discusses the core design components of the Web.
   Comments are welcome through 3 December. Visit the TAG home page.


Device Independence Activity Launched

   W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Device Independence
   Activity. The Device Independence Working Group is chaired by Rhys
   Lewis (Volantis) and is chartered through October 2006. Guiding content
   authors and enabling different devices with different capabilities, the
   group's specifications ensure access to a unified Web from any device
   in any context by anyone. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit
   the Device Independence home page.


Last Call: Assigning Media Types to Binary Data in XML

   The XML Protocol Working Group and the Web Services Description Working
   Group jointly released a Last Call Working Draft of "Assigning Media
   Types to Binary Data in XML." The draft describes how to indicate the
   media type of XML element content and the way to specify that type in
   XML Schema. Comments are welcome through 24 November. Visit the Web
   services home page.


Working Draft: Timed Text Distribution Profile

   The Timed Text (TT) Working Group has released the First Public Working
   Draft of the "Timed Text (TT) Authoring Format 1.0 Distribution Format
   Exchange Profile (DFXP)." The draft is designed for existing subtitling
   and captioning distribution content formats. It allows authors and
   authoring systems to associate style, layout and timing to text for the
   purpose of interchange. Visit the Synchronized Multimedia home page.


Pronunciation Lexicon Requirements Updated

   The Voice Browser Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of "Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) Version 1.0
   Requirements." A collection of words or phrases together with their
   pronunciations, a pronunciation lexicon can augment the vocabulary in
   speech synthesis and speech recognition systems. Read about the W3C
   Speech Interface Framework and more on the Voice Browser home page.


Working Draft: XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0

   Addressing comments received during Last Call, the XSL Working Group
   has released a Working Draft of "XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version
   2.0." Comments are welcome. Version 2.0 of the XSLT language allows
   transformation of XML documents and non-XML data into other documents,
   is designed for use with XPath 2.0 and includes the means to serialize
   the results of a transformation. Visit the XML home page.


Working Drafts: XQuery, XPath and XSLT

   The XML Query Working Group and the XSL Working Group have released
   five updated Working Drafts addressing comments received during Last
   Call. Comments are invited on all of these drafts.

   * XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
   * XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0
   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model
   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators
   * XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization

Use Cases: XML Binary Characterization

   The XML Binary Characterization Working Group has released an updated
   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.


W3C Talks in November (continued)

   * Steve Bratt presented at the European Research Consortium for
     Informatics and Mathematics Strategy Workshop in Malaga, Spain
     on 3 November.

   * Daniel Weitzner presents at the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology
     First Annual JOLT Symposium: "Patent Policy in the Context of
     Internet Open Standards Development" in Los Angeles, CA, USA on
     9 November.

   * Eric Miller presents at the CrossRef Annual Member Meeting
     2004 in Boston, MA, USA on 9 November.

   * Bert Bos presents at the W3C Spanish Office Standards Tour in
     Barcelona, Spain on 10 November.

   * Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux presents at the W3C Spanish Office
     Standards Tour in Valencia, Spain on 11 November.

   * Hugo Haas presents and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen presents and gives a
     tutorial at XML 2004 in Washington, DC, USA on 15-17 November.

   * Richard Ishida presents at Localization World in San
     Francisco, CA, USA on 16 November.

   * Eric Miller presents at National Archive Partnerships in
     Innovation - Serving a Networked Nation in Washington, DC, USA on
     16 November.

   * David Booth and Steve Bratt present at the Gartner Application
     Integration and Web Services Summit in Orlando, FL, USA on 17 and
     20 November.

   * Eric Miller gives a tutorial at the Professional Development
     Seminars Series of the Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM in
     Boston, MA, USA on 20 November.

   * Daniel Dardailler and Hugo Haas present at Forum Integration
     in Paris, France on 25 November.

   * Matt May participates in a keynote panel at the Gilbane
     Content Management Technologies Conference in Boston, MA, USA on
     30 November.

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