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W3C Weekly News - 25 July 2006

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:36:06 -0700
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Mobile Stakeholders Sketch Future of Device Description Repository

  Participants in the International Workshop on the Implementation of a
  Device Description Repository have published their report. Mobile
  operators, manufacturers, service providers, and accessibility, content
  adaptation and device information providers met 12-13 July in Madrid,
  Spain, to discuss the creation of a repository of device information.
  W3C thanks Telefónica for hosting. Read about the W3C Mobile Web
  Initiative, a joint effort to make the Web interoperable and usable for
  users of mobile devices.

   http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/workshop2006/report.html
   http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/workshop2006/
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

Privacy Policy and Enforcement Workshop: Call for Participation

  W3C will hold a Workshop on Languages for Privacy Policy Negotiation
  and Semantics-Driven Enforcement on 17-18 October 2006 at the Joint
  Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy.
  Vendors and researchers will meet to discuss privacy for personal data,
  automated policy negotiation in Web services, Web applications and
  identity management, and the use of Semantic Web technologies for
  privacy enforcement. Participation is open to Members and the public.
  Read about Workshops and the Privacy Activity.

  http://www.w3.org/2006/07/privacy-ws/cfp.html
  http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
  http://www.w3.org/Privacy/Activity.html

WAI to Advise on 508 Standards Update

  W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has been appointed to the
  Advisory Committee for the revision of U.S. Section 255 guidelines
  and Section 508 standards, which include Web accessibility. WAI looks
  forward to continuing to coordinate with organizations around the world
  to develop harmonized standards for Web accessibility. Additional
  information is available in the U.S. Access Board article: "Board Names
  Advisory Committee for 508 Standards Update." Visit the WAI home page.

  http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/harmon
  http://www.access-board.gov/
  http://www.access-board.gov/news/508committee.htm
  http://www.w3.org/WAI

Emotional States Focus of Incubator Group

  W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Emotion Incubator Group
  to investigate a language to represent the emotional states of users
  and the emotional states simulated by user interfaces. The group is
  sponsored by W3C Members DFKI, Deutsche Telekom T-Com, University of
  Edinburgh, Chinese Academy of Sciences, EPFL, USC ISI, Universidad
  Politecnica de Madrid, and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. Read about the
  Incubator Activity, an initiative to foster development of emerging
  Web-related technologies.

  W3C Members may use this form to join the group.
  http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/39402/join

  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/emotion/
  http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/

Efficient XML Interchange Measurements: Working Draft

  The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has released the First
  Public Working Draft of the Efficient XML Interchange Measurements
  Note. An analysis of the expected performance characteristics of a
  potential Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) encoding format, the draft
  covers the "compactness" and "processing efficiency" properties and
  outlines plans for future updates. Visit the XML home page.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-exi-measurements-20060718/
  http://www.w3.org/XML/

XForms 1.1: Working Draft

  The XForms Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of
  XForms 1.1. Designed to refine and strengthen the XML processing
  platform introduced by XForms 1.0, version 1.1 adds several submission
  capabilities, a more powerful action processing facility, the ability
  to manipulate data arbitrarily and to access event context information,
  and adds numerous helpful data types, utility functions, user interface
  improvements, and action event handlers. Visit the XForms home page.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xforms11-20060714/
  http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/

Specifying Language in XHTML and HTML Content: Working Draft

  The Internationalization GEO (Guidelines, Education & Outreach) Working
  Group has published an updated Working Draft of "Internationalization
  Best Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML & HTML Content." Part of a
  series designed for authors, the document is an aid to specifying the
  language of content for an international audience. Visit the
  Internationalization home page.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-i18n-html-tech-lang-20060721/
  http://www.w3.org/International/

SVG Tiny 1.2 Working Draft

  In response to Last Call comments, the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  Working Group has published a Working Draft of the "Scalable Vector
  Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 Specification." The SVG language delivers
  vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. SVG Tiny 1.2 is a
  complete language specification and is implementable on devices large
  and small, from cellphones and PDAs to desktop and laptop computers.
  Visit the SVG home page.

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-SVGMobile12-20060721/
  http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

Upcoming W3C Talks

  * Philipp Hoschka presents at MapOS (Mobile Application Platforms &
    Operating Systems) on 7 September in London, UK.
  * Olle Olsson presents at the DFS-ITvet möte on 18 September in
    Stockholm, Sweden.
  * Karl Dubost presents at Paris Web on 22 September in Paris, France.

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

   http://www.w3.org/Talks/

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