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W3C Weekly News - 15 September 2005

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:23:53 -0700
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                            W3C Weekly News

                    8 September - 15 September 2005

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xml:id Is a W3C Recommendation

  The World Wide Web Consortium released "xml:id Version 1.0" as a W3C
  Recommendation. The specification defines an attribute name, xml:id,
  that can always be treated as an identifier and hence can always be
  recognized, without fetching external resources, and without relying on
  an internal subset. The Recommendation is the latest deliverable of the
  XML Core Working Group, part of the W3C XML Activity.


Last Call: SPARQL Protocol for RDF

  The RDF Data Access Working Group has released a Last Call Working
  Draft of the "SPARQL Protocol for RDF." The draft describes RDF data
  access and transmission of RDF queries from clients to processors.
  The protocol is compatible with the SPARQL query language (pronounced
  "sparkle") and is designed to convey queries from other RDF query
  languages as well. Comments are welcome through 14 October. Visit the
  Semantic Web home page.


Working Draft: Web Services Internationalization

  The Internationalization Core Working Group has released the First
  Public Working Draft of "Web Services Internationalization (WS-I18N)."
  The draft enhances SOAP messaging for locale and international
  preference negotiation and defines a locale policy. Without using
  Accept-Language and user identity, implementations can handle the
  requester's locale, locale policy and language preference. Visit the
  Internationalization home page.


Working Draft: Compound Document Framework and WICD Profiles

  The Compound Document Formats Working Group released the second Working
  Draft of "Compound Document Framework 1.0 and WICD Profiles." The draft
  describes behavior for audio, video, images, fonts, layout, events,
  scripting, links and encoding when single documents contain multiple
  XML formats. WICD Core is a foundation for profiles based on XHTML, CSS
  and SVG, the WICD Mobile profile is designed for handsets, and WICD
  Desktop for the desktop and high-capability handhelds. Visit the
  Compound Document home page.


Working Draft: EARL 1.0 Schema

  The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group has released a Working
  Draft of the "Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0 Schema." EARL
  is a flexible format used to exchange, combine and compare test results
  including bug reports, test suite evaluations and conformance claims.
  The test subjects might be Web sites, authoring tools, user agents or
  other entities. The group welcomes feedback from Web developers and
  researchers. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Working Group Note: Test Metadata

  The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has published "Test Metadata"
  as a Working Group Note. Developed on the W3C QA wiki, this set of
  metadata elements can be used to track and filter tests, to identify
  what is tested, to construct a test harness and to format test results.
  Dublin Core is reused where appropriate. Visit the QA home page.


Position Papers Due 23 September for W3C Workshop on Internationalizing SSML

  W3C holds the Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis
  Markup Language (SSML) on 2-3 November in Beijing, China. Attendees
  will discuss ways to improve rendering of non-English natural languages
  using the SSML W3C Recommendation which generates synthetic speech and
  controls pronunciation, volume, pitch and rate. Position papers are due
  23 September. Read about W3C Workshops and visit the Voice Browser
  Activity home page.


Upcoming W3C Talks (continued)

    * Daniel Dardailler and Richard Ishida present "W3C,
      Multilinguism and Accessibility" at lunchtime at PrepCom3 on
      23 September in Geneva, Switzerland.
    * Shadi Abou-Zahra presents at Hagenberger Web Entwicklertag on
      29 September in Hagenberg, Austria.
    * Steven Pemberton presents a tutorial at an event organized by the
      W3C Benelux and ISOC Belgium on 3 October in Antwerp, Belgium.
    * Klaus Birkenbihl gives a tutorial for the Semantic Web School on
      6 October in Vienna, Austria.
    * Ivan Herman presents at the Semantic Web Days on 7 October in
      Munich, Germany.
    * Steven Pemberton gives tutorials on 27-28 October at User
      Experience 2005 in Boston, USA.

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