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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-05-19

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Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 18:50:32 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-05-19 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Invites Implementations of XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0
(Candidate Recommendation); Requirements and Use Cases Drafts Available

   The W3C XML Query Working Group and the W3C XSL Working Group
   jointly published today a Candidate Recommendation of "XQuery and
   XPath Full Text 1.0." This document defines the syntax and formal
   semantics of XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0 which is a language that
   extends XQuery 1.0 [XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language] and XPath 2.0
   [XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0] with full-text search capabilities.
   Implementors are encouraged to run the groups' test suite and report
   their results. The Groups also published Working Drafts of " XQuery
   and XPath Full Text 1.0 Requirements" and "Use Cases." Learn more
   about the XML Activity.


State Chart XML (SCXML) Working Draft Published

   The Voice Browser Working Group has published an updated Working
   Draft of "State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for
   Control Abstraction." SCXML is an execution environment based on
   UML Harel State Tables and "CCXML." The main differences from the
   previous draft are (1) the modularization of the language, (2) the
   introduction of profiles and (3) a revision of the algorithm for
   document interpretation; the document as a whole has changed
   significantly and the group welcomes review. Learn more about the
   Voice Browser Activity.


Last Call: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Snapshot 2007

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published the
   Last Call Working Draft of "Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Snapshot
   2007." This document collects together into one definition all the
   specifications that together form the current state of Cascading
   Style Sheets (CSS). The primary audience is CSS implementors, not
   CSS authors, as this definition includes modules by specification
   stability, not Web browser adoption rate. Comments are welcome
   through 09 June. Learn more about the Style Activity.


"Web Accessibility for Older Users: A Literature Review"; Comments
Welcome on First Public Draft

   The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach
   Working Group Working Group (EOWG) has published "Web Accessibility
   for Older Users: A Literature Review" as a First Public Working
   Draft. The document includes reviews and analysis of guidelines and
   articles covering the requirements of people with Web accessibility
   needs related to ageing. This literature review will inform WAI
   efforts to promote accessibility solutions for older Web users and
   potentially to develop profiles or extensions to WAI guidelines. The
   literature review is a deliverable of the WAI-AGE Project (Ageing
   Education and Harmonisation). See the call for review and
   participation for an introduction to the project and an invitation
   to contribute to the literature review and other WAI-AGE work; and
   about the Web Accessibility Initiative.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * My Arms Are WAI Too Short by Karl Dubost
     * SVG + XMPP = whiteboard by Karl Dubost
     * We, Robots Like Music Too by Karl Dubost
     * Improving access to Government through better use of the Web by
       José Manuel Alonso
     * 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 

     * 15 May, Melbourne, Australia: How to make the most out of
       eGovernment. José Manuel Alonso presents at Web Standards Group
     * 16 May, Sydney, Australia: How to make the most out of
       eGovernment. José Manuel Alonso presents at Web Standards Group
     * 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: États des lieux du Web sémantique. 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 2nd NGMN Industry
       Conference 2008.
     * 20 August, New York, USA: Multimodal Standards and Applications.
       Deborah Dahl, Ingmar Kliche, Raj Tumuluri present at SpeechTEK.
     * 17 October, Poznan, Poland: The Policy-Aware Web meets Virtual
       Goods. Renato Iannella gives a keynote at 6th International
       Workshop for Technical, Economic and Legal Aspects of Business
       Models for Virtual Goods.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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