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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-04-07

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:49:31 -0400
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The 2008-04-07 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Last Call: XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1

   The XML Core Working Group has published the Last Call Working Draft
   of "XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1." This specification
   defines the XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1, which allows
   elements to be inserted into XML documents in order to create and
   describe links between resources. It uses XML syntax to create
   structures that can describe links similar to the simple
   unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML, as well as more
   sophisticated links. Comments are welcome through 16 May. Learn more
   about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


Incubator Group Report: W3C SWS Challenge Testbed Incubator Methodology

   The W3C SWS Testbed Incubator Group published their final report:
   SWS Challenge Testbed Incubator Methodology Report. This document
   describes the SWS Testbed XG's Final Report on the best practices
   for a methodology for evaluating the efficacy of various techniques
   for mediation, discovery, and composition of Web Services, such
   techniques including software engineering approaches as well as
   semantic annotations. These best practices are based upon two years
   of experience with five workshops and one year of discussion and
   meetings on this subject by the XG Participants. The publication is
   part of the Incubator Activity, a forum where W3C Members can
   innovate and experiment.


Web Security Context: Experience, Indicators, and Trust Working Draft

   The Web Security Context Working Group has published a Working Draft
   of "Web Security Context: Experience, Indicators, and Trust." This
   specification deals with the trust decisions that users must make
   online, and with ways to support them in making safe and informed
   decisions where possible. In order to achieve that goal, this
   specification includes recommendations on the presentation of
   identity information by Web user agents; on handling errors in
   security protocols in a way that minimizes the trust decisions left
   to users, and induces them toward safe behavior where they have to
   make these decisions; and on data entry interactions that will make
   it easier for users to enter sensitive data into legitimate sites
   than to enter them into illegitimate sites. Learn more about the
   Security Activity.


CURIE Syntax 1.0 Working Draft Published

   The XHTML2 Working Group has published a Working Draft of "CURIE
   Syntax 1.0." The aim of this document is to outline a syntax for
   expressing URIs in a generic, abbreviated syntax. While it has been
   produced in conjunction with the XHTML 2 Working Group, it is not
   specifically targeted at use by XHTML Family Markup Languages. Note
   that the target audience for this document is Language designers,
   not the users of those Languages. Learn more about the HTML


Cool URIs for the Semantic Web Interest Group Note

   The Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group has
   published an Interest Group Note " Cool URIs for the Semantic Web."
   The Resource Description Framework (RDF) allows users to describe
   both Web documents and concepts from the real world people,
   organizations, topics, things in a computer-processable way.
   Publishing such descriptions on the Web creates the Semantic Web.
   URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) are very important to the
   Semantic Web, providing both the core of the framework itself and
   the link between RDF and the Web. This document presents guidelines
   for the effective use of URIs in the context of the Semantic Web.
   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social
       Development, 2-3 June
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

   Multiple presenters will be at W3C Track, The 17th International
   World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008) in Beijing, China:

21 April

     * RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in HTML, by Ben Adida, Elias
       Torres, Ivan Herman
     * Introduction to the Semantic Web (through an example…), by Ivan
     * Producing XML that works internationally, by Richard Ishida,
       Felix Sasaki

23 April

     * Geolocation in the Mobile Web , by Dave Raggett
     * News from W3C's Mobile Web Initiative, by Dominique
     * Internationalizing Speech Synthesis, by Zhi Wei Shuang
     * Linking Open Data, by Chris Bizer, Tom Heath, Tim Berners-Lee
     * What you Need to Know to Reach a Chinese Audience?, by Richard
     * A World of Stakeholders: Lessons from Global Outreach, by Daniel
     * Semantic Web Development in China, by Huajun Chen
     * Making a Web Site Accessible Both for Mobile Devices and for
       People with Disabilities, by Henny Swan
     * Mobile Web in Rural China, by Stéphane Boyera
     * Localization and Internationalization of Layout on the Web, by
       Paul Nelson
     * Managing Online Video (or Multimedia) Content with the Semantic
       Web, by Raphaël Troncy
     * Adopting International Standards Locally: The Importance of
       Harmonization , by Judy Brewer
     * International Domain Names, by Tina Dam

24 April

     * The Future of Web Applications, by Tim Berners-Lee [Keynote]
     * Wicked Wide Web: Integrating Documents and Devices, by Doug
     * Standards and mobile applications, services and widgets, by Art
     * Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web, by
       José Manuel Alonso
     * HTML 5, the future of Web Content, by Michael Smith
     * Web applications security issues, by Thomas Roessler
     * Designing the Web for All of Society, by Shawn Henry
     * Video on the Web, by Philippe Le Hégaret
     * Accessibility for rich Web applications, by Lisa Pappas
     * Web Usage in China, by Weihan Liu
     * Building a More Secure Browser, by Mary-Ellen Zurko

Upcoming Talks 

     * 17 April, Stockholm, Sweden: HTML 5 - kommande HTML-standard.
       Olle Olsson presents at SICS Open House 2008.
     * 17 April, Stockholm, Sweden: Vad nytt under webben?. Olle Olsson
       is at SICS Open House 2008.
     * 18 April, Stockholm, Sweden: Framtidsspaning. Olle Olsson
       presents at ITARC2008.
     * 23 April, Beijing, China: W3C booth. Marie-Claire Forgue is at
       The 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 24 April, Beijing, China: POWDER Use Cases. Kai-Dietrich Scheppe
       presents at W3C Track, The 17th International World Wide Web
       Conference (WWW2008).
     * 26 April, Budapest, Hungary: [title TBD]. Bert Bos presents at
       Magyarországi Web Konferencia 2008.
     * 1 May, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Mobile Messaging 2.0. Steve Bratt
       participates in a panel at CTIA Wireless 2008.
     * 6 May, Dublin, Ireland: XForms 1.1. Steven Pemberton gives a
       tutorial at XTech 2008.
     * 8 May, Dublin, Ireland: CSS Advanced Layout is not only for big
       grids. Bert Bos presents at XTech 2008.
     * 8 May, Dublin, Ireland: Why you should have a Website. Steven
       Pemberton presents at XTech 2008.
     * 14 May, Stockholm, Sweden: Internationalisering och lokalisering
       -- språk på webben. Olle Olsson presents at Språk och Internet.
     * 18 May, San Jose, CA, USA: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan
       Herman presents at 2008 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * 19 May, Canberra, Australia: Improving Government through better
       use of the Web. José Manuel Alonso gives a keynote at Web
       Directions South: Government.
     * 20 May, Barcelona, Spain: Fast Forward: Get Ready for Web 3.0.
       Steve Bratt gives a keynote at bdigital Global Congress.
     * 27 May, London, United Kingdom: One Big Happy Family: Practical
       Collaboration on Meaningful Markup . Dan Brickley presents at
       Microformats vEvent.
     * 2 June, Västerås, Sweden: Framtidssäkra eFörvaltningen. Olle
       Olsson participates in a panel at Offentliga Rummet 2008.
     * 17 June, New York, NY, USA: Web of Data. Tim Berners-Lee
       presents at LinkedData Planet Conference: exploring the new web
       of linked data.
     * 18 June, Nancy, France: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan Herman
       gives a keynote at 19èmes Journées Francophones d'Ingénierie des
       Connaissances (IC2008).
     * 19 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: How New Web Accessibility
       Standards Impact User Experience Design. Shawn Henry presents at
       Usability Professionals' Association International Conference
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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