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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-06-16

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:21:28 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-06-16 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Web Applications Working Group Launched; Compound Document Formats

   W3C launched a new Web Applications (WebApps) Working Group,
   co-Chaired by Art Barstow (Nokia) and Charles McCathieNevile (Opera
   Software). This group merges the former Web APIs and Web Application
   Formats Working Groups. Per the charter for the Web Applications
   Working Group, the group's mission is to provide specifications that
   enable improved client-side application development on the Web,
   including specifications both for application programming interfaces
   (APIs) for client-side development and for markup vocabularies for
   describing and controlling client-side application behavior. W3C
   also rechartered the Compound Document Formats (CDF) Working Group,
   to continue to develop specifications which combine selected
   existing document formats from the W3C and elsewhere, and which
   specify the runtime behavior of such combined documents. Both groups
   will conduct their work in public. The first order of business of
   the rechartered CDF Working Group is to propose Chair candidates to
   the Director; please contact Doug Schepers with proposals. Learn
   more about the Rich Web Clients Activity.


XHTML 1.1 Basic; Modularization Are Proposed Recommendations

   The XHTML2 Working Group published two Proposed Recommendations
   today: "XHTML Modularization 1.1" and "XHTML Basic 1.1." The former
   provides a means for subsetting and extending XHTML, a feature
   needed for extending XHTML's reach onto emerging platforms. This
   specification is intended for use by language designers as they
   construct new XHTML Family Markup Languages. This second version of
   this specification includes several minor updates to provide
   clarifications and address errors found in the first version. It
   also provides an implementation using XML Schemas. This version of
   XHTML Basic, which uses the Modularization approach, has been
   brought into alignment with the widely deployed XHTML Mobile Profile
   from the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). XHTML Basic 1.1 will thus make
   it easier to author Web pages that work on millions of mobile
   handsets. Comments on these specifications are welcome through 15
   July. Learn more about the HTML Activity.


XML Signature Syntax and Processing (Second Edition) Is a W3C

   The XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group has
   published the W3C Recommendation of "XML Signature Syntax and
   Processing (Second Edition)." This document specifies XML syntax
   and processing rules for creating and representing digital
   signatures; the "list of changes" from the First Edition is
   available. The Working Group also published a Group Note "Test Cases
   for C14N 1.1 and XMLDSig Interoperability," which specifies test
   cases for Canonical XML 1.1 and XML Signature Syntax and Processing,
   Second Edition. Learn more about the Security Activity.


Three HTML 5 Related Drafts Published

   The HTML Working Group has published three documents: "HTML 5,"
   "HTML 5 differences from HTML 4," and the first public draft of
   "HTML 5 Publication Notes." HTML 5 introduces features for Web
   application authors, new elements based on research into prevailing
   authoring practices, and clear conformance criteria for user agents
   in an effort to improve interoperability. See the "diff-marked
   version" showing changes made since the 22 January 2008 draft. Learn
   more about the HTML Activity.


Last Call: W3C mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0

   The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has published a Last
   Call Working Draft of "W3C mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0." This document
   defines the tests that provide the basis for making a claim of W3C
   mobileOK Basic conformance and are based on "W3C Mobile Web Best
   Practices." Content which passes the tests has taken some steps to
   provide a functional user experience for users of basic mobile
   devices whose capabilities at least match those of the Default
   Delivery Context. Comments are welcome through 30 June. Learn more
   about the Mobile Web Initiative Activity.


SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference Draft Published

   The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference."
   This document defines the Simple Knowledge Organization System
   (SKOS), a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge
   organization systems via the Semantic Web. SKOS aims to provide a
   bridge between different communities of practice within the library
   and information sciences involved in the design and application of
   knowledge organization systems. In addition, SKOS aims to provide a
   bridge between these communities and the Semantic Web, by
   transferring existing models of knowledge organization to the
   Semantic Web technology context, and by providing a low-cost
   migration path for porting existing knowledge organization systems
   to RDF. See "changes" from the previous draft. Learn more about the
   Semantic Web Activity.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * More About Workshops...
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Upcoming Talks 

     * 16 June, Seoul, Korea: W3C - Web Open Standards, ICT skills.
       Daniel Dardailler presents at OECD Internet Future forum.
     * 17 June, New York, NYC, USA: Web of Data. Tim Berners-Lee gives
       a keynote at LinkedData Planet.
     * 18 June, Seoul, Korea: Korean Member Report & Taking Action as
       AC Representative. Kangchan Lee presents at 2008 W3C 대한민국 회원사
     * 19 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, Tokyo, Japan: Update on W3C/WAI Guidelines including
       WCAG 2.0. Judy Brewer presents at Open Seminar of Information
     * 19 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: How New Web Accessibility
       Standards Impact User Experience Design. Shawn Henry presents at
       Usability Professionals' Association International Conference
     * 20 June, Paris, France: W3C - Web Open Standards. Daniel
       Dardailler presents at EGENI.
     * 26 June, Frankfurt, Germany: Mobile Internet – the Way Forward.
       Steve Bratt participates in a panel at 2nd NGMN Industry
       Conference 2008.
     * 1 July, Bokwang , Korea: 차세대 웹 기술 동향. Kangchan Lee presents at
       Korea Computer Congress 2008.
     * 16 August, Honolulu, HI, USA: Hot and Spicy Style with CSS.
       Molly E Holzschlag gives a tutorial at Hot and Spicy Style with
     * 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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