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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-02-04

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Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 17:02:32 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-02-04 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Web Applications: First Public Working

   The Protocols and Formats Working Group published First Public
   Working Drafts of:
     * "Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Version 1.0"
       combines the two previously-published ARIA draft specifications:
       WAI-ARIA Roles, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties.
     * " WAI-ARIA Primer" provides background on accessibility issues
       related to JavaScript, and introduces the technical approach
       used in WAI-ARIA.
     * " WAI-ARIA Best Practices" describes how Web content developers
       can develop accessible rich Web applications using WAI-ARIA.

   WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more
   accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with
   dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with
   Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. An updated "
   WAI-ARIA Roadmap" was also published.

   Additionally, the Education and Outreach Working Group published a
   new WAI-ARIA FAQ and updated WAI-ARIA Overview. Read the Call for
   Review: New WAI-ARIA Documents announcement and about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative.


Toward More Transparent Government: Workshop Report on eGovernment and
the Web

   W3C has published a Workshop Report: eGovernment and the Web
   Workshop: "Toward More Transparent Government". Participants
   discussed ways to facilitate the deployment of Web standards across
   government sites and how to shape the ongoing research agenda in the
   development of Web technology and public policy in order to realize
   the potential of the Web for access to and use of government
   information. Held 18-19 June (press release), in Washington D.C.,
   USA, the Workshop was jointly organized by W3C and WSRI . Learn more
   about eGovernment at W3C.


Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies

   The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has published the Working
   Draft of "Best Practice Recipes for Publishing RDF Vocabularies."
   This document describes best practice recipes for publishing
   vocabularies or ontologies on the Web (in "RDF Schema" or "OWL" ).
   Each recipe introduces general principles and an example
   configuration for use with an Apache HTTP server (which may be
   adapted to other environments). The recipes are all designed to be
   consistent with the architecture of the Web as currently specified.
   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Call for Review: Canonical XML 1.1 Proposed Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the Proposed Recommendation
   of "Canonical XML 1.1." The specification establishes a method for
   determining whether two documents are identical, or whether an
   application has not changed a document, except for transformations
   permitted by XML 1.0 and Namespaces in XML. Canonical XML 1.1 is a
   revision to "Canonical XML 1.0" designed 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.
   Comments are welcome through 07 March. Learn more about W3C's XML

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * New resources on making Ajax and related technologies accessible
       by Shawn Henry
     * CSS Validator Translation - Polish and Chinese translators
       wanted! by olivier Théreaux
     * link test suite by olivier Théreaux
     * Past Q&A Blog ...

Upcoming Meetings

     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 4 February, New Delhi, India: Web Accessibility: International
       Standards for Local Users. Shadi Abou-Zahra gives a keynote at
       Techshare India 2008.
     * 5 February, Tokyo, Japan: HTML 5. Michael(tm) Smith presents at
     * 11 February, Barcelona, Spain: . Marie-Claire Forgue, Dominique
       Hazaël-Massieux, François Daoust are at The Mobile World
     * 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.
     * 12 February, Seoul, Korea: 모바일 웹 2.0과 모바일 컨버전스. Seungyun Lee
       presents at 제10회 통신핵심기술 워크샵 안내.
     * 13 February, Cambridge, MA, USA: [No title yet]. Tim Berners-Lee
       presents at Innovation Through IT for Senior Leaders in
       Government (ITSL) workshop.
     * 18 February, Phoenix Park, Korea: Mobile Web 2.0 Technologies.
       Seungyun Lee presents at The 10th International Conference On
       Advanced Communication Technology.
     * 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
     * 10 March, San Diego, CA, USA: New W3C Standards For Speech and
       Multimodal Applications. Deborah Dahl presents at Voice Search
     * 10 March, Berlin, Germany: An Introduction to POWDER
       (tentative). Phil Archer, Thomas Tikwinski give a tutorial at
       Web 2.0 Telecoms.
     * 15 March, Los Angeles, USA: How Web Accessibility Guidelines
       Apply to Design for the Ageing Population. Shadi Abou-Zahra,
       Andrew Arch present at CSUN 2008.
     * 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: Introduction to the Semantic Web
       (through an example…). Ivan Herman gives 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).
     * 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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