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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-05-05

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Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 22:56:37 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-05-05 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Invites Implementations of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
(WCAG) 2.0 (Candidate Recommendation)

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0" as a Candidate
   Recommendation, and published updated Working Drafts of
   "Understanding WCAG 2.0" and "Techniques for WCAG 2.0," along with
   How to Meet WCAG 2.0 and Comparison of WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints to WCAG
   2.0. WCAG defines how to make Web sites, Web applications, and other
   Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Working closely
   with Web developers, the WCAG Working Group expects to receive
   initial implementations by 30 June 2008 and to show evidence of
   meeting the "exit criteria" by 31 August 2008. Read the press
   release, invitation to implement, Overview of WCAG 2.0 Documents,
   and about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Canonical XML Version 1.1 Is a W3C Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the W3C Recommendation of
   "Canonical XML Version 1.1." Canonical XML Version 1.1 is a
   revision to Canonical XML Version 1.0 to address issues related to
   inheritance of attributes in the XML namespace when canonicalizing
   document subsets, including the requirement not to inherit xml:id,
   and to treat xml:base URI path processing properly. Canonical XML
   Version 1.1 is applicable to XML 1.0 and defined in terms of the
   XPath 1.0 data model. It is not defined for XML 1.1. As a
   Recommendation, this is a stable document and may be used as
   reference material or cited from another document. Learn more about
   the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


XProc: An XML Pipeline Language Draft Published

   The XML Processing Model Working Group has published a Working Draft
   of "XProc: An XML Pipeline Language." This specification describes
   the syntax and semantics of XProc: An XML Pipeline Language, a
   language for describing operations to be performed on XML documents.
   Pipelines are made up of simple steps which perform atomic
   operations on XML documents and constructs similar to conditionals,
   iteration, and exception handlers, which control which steps are
   executed. The status section of the document lists the most
   important changes since the previous draft. Learn more about the
   Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


Product Modelling Incubator Group to Identify Basic Ontology for
Product Modelling

   W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Product Modelling
   Incubator Group, sponsored by W3C Members TNO, POSC-Caesar
   Association, and Fraunhofer. Per the charter, the SWOP and S-TEN
   projects, with the POSC Caesar Association, believe that it is
   possible to define a small core of basic classes and properties for
   product modelling. This "product core" could be the basis of the
   ontologies defined by the two projects, and for many other
   application ontologies. This core could help the development of Web
   ontologies derived from existing international standards, such as
   IFC, STEP and ISO 15926. The XG has been proposed to work on this
   core set. Read more about the Incubator Activity, an initiative to
   foster development of emerging Web-related technologies. Incubator
   Activity work is not on the W3C standards track.


W3C Welcomes Members at Advisory Committee Meeting in Beijing

   W3C holds its semiannual Advisory Committee Meeting on 21-22 April
   in Beijing, China. W3C Member organizations participate in two days
   of discussions and strategic planning about W3C Activities and
   future work. The meeting takes place alongside WWW2008; you are
   invited to the W3C Track at WWW2008. The media are invited to a
   press conference with Tim Berners-Lee on 23 April at 3pm local time.
   Learn how to become a W3C Member and attend the next Advisory
   Committee Meeting in October 2008 (part of Technical Plenary Week)
   in Cannes, France.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * Vertical Layouts for Canvas Text (CJK) by Karl Dubost
     * How to add RDF information to a page using RDFa? by Ivan Herman
     * Web Typography - Your wish list by Karl Dubost
     * W3C, Process and Perception by Karl Dubost
     * WCAG 2.0 takes a giant leap forward — Now it's your turn by
       Shawn Henry
     * font is dead, vive le style by Karl Dubost
     * alt attributes authoring practices by Karl Dubost
     * Past Q&A Blog ...

Upcoming Meetings

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

Upcoming Talks 

     * 6 May, Gelsenkirchen, Germany: Verordnete (Barriere-)Freiheit.
       Shadi Abou-Zahra participates in a panel at Einfach-für-Alle
     * 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.
     * 21 May, Sydney, Australia: Towards eGovernment 2.0. José Manuel
       Alonso gives a keynote at eGovernment Forum at CeBIT.
     * 22 May, San Jose, CA, USA: Bringing SemTech Back to the
       Business. Ivan Herman participates in a panel at 2008 Semantic
       Technology Conference.
     * 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
     * 26 June, Frankfurt, Germany: Mobile Internet – the Way Forward.
       Steve Bratt participates in a panel at Next Generation Mobile
       Internet Industry Conference 2008.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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