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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-01-28

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-01-28 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20080128

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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W3C Publishes HTML 5 Draft, Future of Web Content

   W3C today published an early draft of "HTML 5," a major revision of
   the markup language for the Web. The HTML Working Group is creating
   HTML 5 to be the open, royalty-free specification for rich Web
   content and Web applications. "HTML is of course a very important
   standard," said Tim Berners-Lee, author of the first version of HTML
   and W3C Director. "I am glad to see that the community of
   developers, including browser vendors, is working together to create
   the best possible path for the Web." New features include APIs for
   drawing two-dimensional graphics and ways to embed and control audio
   and video content. HTML 5 helps to improve interoperability and
   reduce software costs by giving precise rules not only about how to
   handle all correct HTML documents but also how to recover from
   errors. Discover other "new features," read the press release, and
   learn more about the future of HTML.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-20080122/
   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-diff-20080122/#new-elements
   http://www.w3.org/2008/02/html5-pressrelease
   http://www.w3.org/html/

SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference (First Public
Working Draft)

   The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has published the First
   Public 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 provides a standard,
   low-cost means to describe the semantic relationships between
   existing knowledge systems and to port those systems to the Semantic
   Web. SKOS also provides a lightweight, intuitive language for
   developing and sharing new knowledge organization systems. Learn
   more about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080125/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Relationship Between Mobile Web and Web Content Accessibility (First
Public Working Draft)

   The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and the WAI Education
   and Outreach Working Group have published the First Public Working
   Draft of "Relationship Between Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 and Web
   Content Accessibility Guidelines." See the announcement email.

   The groups encourage people to start by reading Web Content
   Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for
   People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices, which shows how
   design goals for accessibility and mobile access overlap. A third
   document, Experiences Shared by People with Disabilities and by
   People Using Mobile Devices, provides examples of barriers that
   people (without disabilities) face when interacting with Web content
   via mobile devices, and similar barriers for people with
   disabilities using desktop computers. Learn more about the Mobile
   Web Initiative and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/mwbp-wcag/
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2008JanMar/0014
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/experiences
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Document Object Model Activity Closed

   W3C's Document Object Model (DOM) Activity is now closed. The
   Document Object Model Working Group closed in the early 2004 after
   the completion of the DOM Level 3 Recommendations. Since then,
   several W3C Working Groups have taken the lead in maintaining and
   continuing to develop standard APIs for the Web; these include the
   HTML, SVG, CSS, and WebAPI Working Groups. W3C will continue to
   develop APIs in various Working Groups. Learn more about
   achievements of those participating as part of the DOM Activity on
   the DOM Activity Statement.

   http://www.w3.org/DOM/
   http://www.w3.org/DOM/Activity

W3C Advisory Committee Elects TAG Participants

   The W3C Advisory Committee has elected Ashok Malhotra (Oracle), T.V.
   Raman (Google), and Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh) to the
   W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG). Continuing TAG participants
   are Noah Mendelsohn (IBM), David Orchard (BEA), Jonathan Rees
   (Science Commons), Norm Walsh (Sun), and Stuart Williams (HP), who
   co-Chairs the TAG with Tim Berners-Lee. The mission of the TAG is to
   build consensus around principles of Web architecture and to
   interpret and clarify these principles when necessary, to resolve
   issues involving general Web architecture brought to the TAG, and to
   help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside
   and outside W3C.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/
   http://www.w3.org/2004/10/27-tag-charter.html#Mission
   Past home page news...

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

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * link test suite by olivier Théreaux
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/01/link_test_suite.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
     * IE8 versioning snowstorm by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/01/ie8_versioning_snowstorm.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * www.w3.org/TR/html5 by Michael(tm) Smith
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/01/html5.html
     * IE8 and opt-in versioning mechanism by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/01/ie8-versioning-mechanism.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * SVG On Acid? by Doug Schepers
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/01/svg_on_acid.html
       http://schepers.cc/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/

Upcoming Meetings

     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

Upcoming Talks 

     * 28 January, Albany, NY, USA: Making the Web Accessible to All.
       Shawn Henry presents at University at Albany.
     * 30 January, Stockholm, Sweden: The Semantic Web. Olle Olsson
       presents at JFokus 2008.
     * 31 January, Gijón, Spain: TIC y Gobernabilidad. José Manuel
       Alonso participates in a panel at Cooperación al desarrollo 2.0.
     * 31 January, Houston, Texas, USA: World Wide Web Consoritum:
       Semantic Web and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry.
       Steve Bratt presents at PCA Member Meeting.
     * 5 February, Tokyo, Japan: HTML 5. Michael(tm) Smith presents at
       Jagat.
     * 11 February, Wellington, New Zealand: Achieving Web for All:
       Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Quality of Your
       Website. Shawn Henry gives a tutorial at Webstock 2008.
     * 7 March, Tokyo, Japan: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan Herman
       presents at INTAP Semantic Web Conference 2008.
     * 8 March, Austin, TX, USA: Catching up with Accessibility: The
       Basics Quickly. Shawn Henry presents at SXSW Interactive 2008
       Conference.
     * 10 March, Berlin, Germany: An Introduction to POWDER
       (tentative). Phil Archer, Thomas Tikwinski give a tutorial at
       Web 2.0 Telecoms.
     * 17 March, Geneva, Switzerland: Video on the Web at W3C. Philippe
       Le Hégaret presents at Media Distribution over Open Internet.
     * 1 April, Berlin, Germany: Analysing The Importance Of
       Standardisation In Driving Mobile Internet Usage. Philipp
       Hoschka presents at Mobile Internet.
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in
       HTML. Ben Adida, Elias Torres, Ivan Herman give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Producing XML that works
       internationally. Richard Ishida, Felix Sasaki give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Introduction to the Semantic Web
       (through an example…). Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 17th
       World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 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
       2008.
     * 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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