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W3C Weekly News - 23 December 2004

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 15:31:40 -0800
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      16 December - 22 December 2004

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XInclude Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released "XML Inclusions (XInclude)
   Version 1.0" as a W3C Recommendation. Strengthening the XML family,
   XInclude provides a generic method for merging XML documents into a
   single composite document. It contributes to efficient content
   management at the enterprise level. XInclude uses existing XML
   constructs--elements, attributes and URI references. Read the press
   release and testimonials and visit the XML home page.


W3C Launches Graphics Activity

   W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Graphics Activity. The
   Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group is chaired by Chris Lilley (W3C)
   and is chartered through 30 September 2006. The SVG Working Group
   develops the SVG language for describing two-dimensional graphics and
   graphical applications in XML, including profiles for desktops, mobile
   devices and printers. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the
   SVG home page.


W3C Launches Patents and Standards Interest Group

   W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Patent Policy Activity.
   The new Patents and Standards Interest Group (PSIG) is chaired by Don
   Deutsch (Oracle) and Daniel J. Weitzner (W3C) and is chartered through
   1 December 2007. The PSIG is is a forum for W3C Members and Invited
   Experts to discuss policy issues regarding the implementation of the
   W3C Patent Policy as well as new patent-related questions that arise
   which require action or attention from the W3C Membership.


Last Call: Web Services Choreography Description Language 1.0

   The Web Services Choreography Working Group has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of the "Web Services Choreography Description Language
   Version 1.0 (WS-CDL)." This XML-based language describes peer-to-peer
   collaborations between Web service participants by defining their
   behavior from a global viewpoint. Ordered message exchanges thus
   accomplish a common business goal. Comments are welcome through 31
   January. Visit the Web services home page.


Working Draft: WSDL 2.0 Primer

   The Web Services Description Working Group has released the First
   Public Working Draft of the "Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
   Version 2.0 Part 0: Primer." A companion to the WSDL 2.0 Core Language,
   Predefined Extensions and Bindings specifications, the Primer develops
   a simple example WSDL 2.0 document using a hotel reservation service
   use case. Readers will also find information on defining message types
   and services, and on interfaces, bindings and advanced topics. Read
   about Web services.


Working Draft: SPARQL Variable Binding Results XML Format

   The RDF Data Access Working Group has released the First Public Working
   Draft of the "SPARQL Variable Binding Results XML Format." The SPARQL
   query language (pronounced "sparkle") offers developers and end users a
   way to write and to consume search results across a wide range of
   information such as personal data, social networks and metadata about
   digital artifacts like music and images. SPARQL also provides a means
   of integration over disparate sources. Visit the Semantic Web home


Working Draft: Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.1

   The XSL Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of the
   "Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.1." Version 1.1 updates
   the XSL 1.0 Recommendation for change marks, indexes, multiple flows,
   and bookmarks, and extends support for graphics scaling, markers, and
   page numbers. Comments are invited. Read about the XML Activity.


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.


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