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W3C Weekly News - 20 November 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:25:44 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      13 November - 20 November 2004

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SOAP Performance: Three W3C Proposed Recommendations

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of three technical reports
   to Proposed Recommendations offering an optimal way to transfer binary
   data like images in Web services messages. Produced by the XML Protocol
   Working Group, SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for
   exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed
   environment such as the Web. Comments are welcome through 16 December.

   * Using an XML Schema datatype, "XML-binary Optimized Packaging
     (XOP)" allows efficient serialization of XML element content.
   * Using a XOP-based selective encoding, the "SOAP Message
     Transmission Optimization Mechanism" optimizes hop-by-hop exchanges
     between SOAP nodes.
   * The "Resource Representation SOAP Header Block" allows
     applications to carry a representation of a resource in a SOAP

   Visit the Web services home page:

W3C Holds "Mobile Web Initiative" Workshop

   The W3C "Mobile Web Initiative" Workshop was held 18-19 November in
   Barcelona, Spain. Participants discussed how a W3C initiative could
   help to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy and
   convenient as Web access from a desktop device. Sponsored by W3C
   Members HP, Orange, Vodafone and Volantis, and colocated with an OMA
   (Open Mobile Alliance) meeting, the workshop was designed for industry
   and community input and feedback. Read the press release, the program,
   about workshops, and about W3C's mobile Web work.


W3C/Keio Presents at SFC Open Research Forum (ORF 2004) in Tokyo

   SFC Open Research Forum (ORF) is an annual open house event of the Keio
   Research Institute of Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio University,
   Japan. At ORF 2004, W3C/Keio will organize a talk session, "W3C Forum
   in ORF," on 24 November. Tatsuya Hagino chairs, and Masayasu Ishikawa,
   Martin Dürst, Yoshio Fukushige and Kazhiro Kitagawa will give talks on
   Web technologies such as Compound Document Formats,
   Internationalization, the Semantic Web and Social Information
   Filtering. The event is open to interested companies and the
   general public.

   In Japanese

Working Draft: XForms 1.1

   The XForms Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft
   of "XForms 1.1." XForms is the new generation of Web forms. Addressing
   immediate needs for the forms community, version 1.1 has enhancements
   for the XForms 1.0 framework, embraces SOAP, makes XForms authoring
   easier, and facilitates XForms use in other host languages. Comments
   are welcome. Visit the XForms 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." This draft focuses on guidelines, attempts to apply
   guidelines to a wider range of technologies, and uses wording that may
   be understood by a more varied audience. 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


Working Drafts: Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released a First Public Working Draft of "Client-side Scripting
   Techniques for WCAG 2.0" and three updated Working Drafts: "HTML
   Techniques for WCAG 2.0," "CSS Techniques for WCAG 2.0," and "General
   Techniques for WCAG 2.0." The drafts give guidance on using HTML,
   XHTML, ECMAScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create accessible
   content. Deprecated examples illustrate techniques that content
   developers should not use. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Requirements: Internationalization of Web Services

   The Web Services Internationalization Task Force of the
   Internationalization Working Group has published "Requirements for the
   Internationalization of Web Services" as a Working Group Note.
   Developed to help achieve worldwide usability for Web services, the
   requirements address the way internationalization options are exposed
   in Web services definitions, descriptions, messages, and discovery
   mechanisms. Visit the Internationalization home page.


W3C Talks

    * Judy Brewer gave the keynote "Web Accessibility: The Next
      Stage" at Techshare 2004 in Birmingham, UK on 18 November.

    * The Open Research Forum (ORF) 2004 is sponsored by the Keio
      Research Institute of Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC), Keio
      University in Roppongi-Hills, Tokyo, Japan. On 24 November:
      + Masayasu Ishikawa presents "Compound Document Formats in XML."
      + Martin Dürst presents "Next steps of the W3C
        Internationalization Activity."
      + Yoshio Fukushige presents "Semantic Web enters the Second
      + Kazuhiro Kitagawa presents "Semantic Web and Social
        Information Filtering."

   * Ivan Herman presents on the Semantic Web at the Evolve
     Conference "W3C Day" sponsored by the W3C Australian Office
     in Brisbane, Australia on 7 December.

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