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W3C Public Newsletter, 2007-07-23

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2007-07-23 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20070723

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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CSS 2.1 Is a Candidate Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "Cascading Style
   Sheets (CSS) 2.1" to Candidate Recommendation. Implementation
   feedback is welcome through 20 December. CSS is one of the Web's
   most widely implemented languages. By separating the presentation of
   style from the content of documents, CSS simplifies Web authoring
   and site maintenance. CSS 2.1 is derived from and is intended to
   replace CSS Level 2. A snapshot of usage, the specification brings
   the language in line with implementations, fixes errata and adds a
   few highly requested features including the inline-block value for
   the display property, the color orange and the values pre-wrap and
   pre-line for the white-space property. Visit the CSS home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CSS21-20070719/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/

XBL 2.0 Primer: An Introduction for Developers

   The Web Application Formats Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "XBL 2.0 Primer: An Introduction for
   Developers." This practical guide to using the XML Binding Language
   introduces both basic and advanced concepts and describes best
   practices. XBL extends the appearance and behavior of elements in
   Web formats such as HTML. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2006/appformats/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xbl-primer-20070718/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Note: WSDL Element Identifiers

   The Web Services Policy Working Group has published " WSDL 1.1
   Element Identifiers" as a Working Group Note. These fragment
   identifiers and IRI-references, designed to be easy for authors to
   understand and compare, are for use in Web Services Description
   Language (WSDL) 1.1 documents. Read about Web services.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/NOTE-wsdl11elementidentifiers-20070720/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Versioning XML Languages Using XML Schema 1.1

   The XML Schema Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of "Guide to Versioning XML Languages using XML Schema 1.1." XML
   Schema 1.1 introduces new features that make it easier to define XML
   languages which are flexible enough to tolerate later revision in a
   forward-compatible way. Written for application and schema
   developers, the guide shows the new mechanisms and illustrates
   several techniques. Visit the XML home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xmlschema-guide2versioning-20070720/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Access to Relational Databases: Call for Participation

   Position papers are due 10 September for the Workshop on RDF Access
   to Relational Databases to be held 25-26 October in Cambridge, MA,
   USA, hosted by Novartis. Workshop attendees from the Semantic Web
   and relational database communities will examine commonalities,
   distinctions and next steps for expressing relational data in RDF.
   Read about W3C Workshops and about the Semantic Web.

   http://www.w3.org/2007/03/RdfRDB/
   http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Compound Document Formats: Call for Implementations

   The Compound Document Formats Working Group has released four
   Candidate Recommendations: "Compound Document by Reference Framework
   1.0," "WICD Core 1.0," "WICD Full 1.0," and "WICD Mobile 1.0."
   Implementor feedback is welcome through 1 December. A preliminary
   implementation report is available, and a test suite is under
   development. The Web Integration Compound Document (WICD, pronounced
   "wicked") is a device independent Compound Document profile based on
   XHTML, CSS and SVG. The drafts describe presentation, linking and
   navigation behavior when multiple documents are combined. Read more
   about Rich Web Clients.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-CDR-20070718/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICD-20070718/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICDFull-20070718/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-WICDMobile-20070718/
   http://www.w3.org/2004/CDF/CDR-implementations.html
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

GRDDL Is a Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "GRDDL" and "GRDDL
   Test Cases" to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome
   through 24 August. Linking microformats to the Semantic Web, the
   GRDDL mechanism is used to extract RDF statements from XHTML and XML
   content using programs such as XSLT. Read about the Semantic Web.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/PR-grddl-20070716/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/PR-grddl-tests-20070716/
   http://www.w3.org/RDF/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format: Working Draft

   The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0"
   . EXI is a very compact representation for the eXtensible Markup
   Language (XML) Information Set that is intended to simultaneously
   optimize performance and the utilization of computational resources.
   Using a relatively simple algorithm and a small set of data types,
   it reliably produces efficient encodings of XML event streams. Learn
   more about XML.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-exi-20070716/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/
   Past home page news...

   http://www.w3.org/News/

Upcoming Meetings

     * W3C Workshop on Next Steps for XML Signature and XML Encryption,
       25-26 September
     * W3C/OpenAjax Alliance Workshop on Mobile Ajax, 28 September
     * W3C Workshop on RDF Access to Relational Databases, 25-26
       October
     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

Upcoming Talks 

     * 23 July, Vienna, Austria: Das Neueste vom W3C Web Accessibility
       Initiative (WAI). Shadi Abou-Zahra presents at 2.
       Accessibility-Stammtisch.
     * 25 July, Oxford, United Kingdom: Microformats: what are they,
       and why should we use them?. Dan Connolly presents at XML Summer
       School.
     * 7 August, Montréal, Canada: Representation of overlapping
       structures. Michael Sperberg-McQueen presents at Extreme Markup
       Languages.
     * 7 August, Montréal, Canada: Writing an XSLT optimizer in XSLT.
       Michael Kay presents at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 7 August, Montréal, Canada: Advanced approaches to XML document
       validation. Jirka Kosek, Petr Nalevka present at Extreme Markup
       Languages.
     * 8 August, Montréal, Canada: Localization of schema languages.
       Felix Sasaki presents at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 8 August, Montréal, Canada: Localization of schema
       languagesCharacterizing XQuery implementations: Categories and
       key features. Liam Quin presents at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 8 August, Montréal, Canada: Streaming validation of schemata:
       The lazy typing discipline. Paolo Marinelli, Fabio Vitali
       present at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 9 August, Montréal, Canada: Mind the Gap: Seeking holes in the
       markup-related standards suite. Chris Lilley, James David Mason
       participate in a panel at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 9 August, Montréal, Canada: Converting into pattern-based
       schemas: A formal approach. Fabio Vitali, Antonina Dattolo
       present at Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 10 August, Montréal, Canada: Declarative specification of XML
       document fixup. Henry Thompson participates in a panel at
       Extreme Markup Languages.
     * 31 August, Singapore, Singapore: Introduction to the Semantic
       Web. Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at International Conference on
       Dublin Core and Metadata Applications.
     * 24 September, Curitiba, Brazil: Streaming-Archival InkML
       Conversion. Stephen M. Watt, Birendra Keshari present at
       International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition
       (ICDAR).
     * 24 September, Curitiba, Brazil: New Aspects of InkML for
       Pen-Based Computing. Stephen M. Watt presents at International
       Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR).
     * 26 September, Berlin, Germany: Mobile Web 2.0. Philipp Hoschka
       presents at W3C-Tag 2007 - Rich Internet Applications.
     * 26 September, Sydney, Australia: CSS. Bert Bos gives a lecture
       at Web Directions South / W3C SIG Day.
     * 27 September, Sydney, Australia: A new life for old standards.
       Bert Bos presents at Web Directions South.
     * 27 September, Sydney, Australia: Web Directions breakfast. Bert
       Bos presents at Web Directions South.
     * 3 October, Gijón, Spain: Browser panel. Bert Bos participates in
       a panel at Fundamentos Web 2007.
     * 19 October, Orlando, FL, USA: Making the Future Web Accessible
       to People with Disabilities. Shawn Henry presents at "I Invent
       the Future" Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2007.
     * View upcoming talks by country
       http://www.w3.org/2004/08/W3CTalks?date=Recent+and+upcoming&coun
       tryListing=yes&submit=Submit
     * More talks...
       http://www.w3.org/Talks/

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