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Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:31:44 -0400
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The 2008-03-31 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Requirements Version 2.0; Comments
Welcome on First Public Draft

   The XSL Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft
   of "Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Requirements Version 2.0."
   This document enumerates the collected requirements for a 2.0
   version of XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO), not for XSLT. XSL-FO is
   widely deployed in industry and academia where multiple output forms
   (typically print and online) are needed from single source XML. It
   is used in many diverse applications and countries on a large number
   of implementations to create technical documentation, reports and
   contracts, terms and conditions, invoices and other forms
   processing, such as driver's licenses and postal forms. The XSL
   Working Group invites people to help prioritize the feature set of
   XSL 2.0 by completing a survey until the end of September 2008.
   Learn more about the W3C XML Activity.


XQuery Scripting Extension 1.0 and Use Cases; Comments on First Public
Drafts Welcome

   The XML Query Working Group has published two First Public Working
   Drafts: "XQuery Scripting Extension 1.0" and "XQuery Scripting
   Extension 1.0 Use Cases." The former defines an extension to XQuery
   1.0 and XQuery Update Facility. Expressions can be evaluated in a
   specific order, with later expressions seeing the effects of the
   expressions that came before them. This specification introduces the
   concept of a block with local variable declarations, as well as
   several new kinds of expressions, including assignment, while,
   continue, break, and exit expressions. The latter specification
   includes the usage scenarios that motivate the changes in the
   former. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML)


Last Call: Basic XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Version 1.0

   The XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Working Group has published
   two documents: the Last Call Working Draft of "Basic XML Schema
   Patterns for Databinding Version 1.0" and an ordinary Working Draft
   of " Advanced XML Schema Patterns for Databinding Version 1.0." The
   first specification provides a set of basic "XML Schema 1.0"
   patterns known to be interoperable between state of the art
   databinding implementations.The patterns may be used to describe
   "XML 1.0" representations of commonly used data structures. Last
   Call comments are welcome through 30 April. The second specification
   provides a set of commonly used XML Schema 1.0 patterns known to
   cause issues with some state of the art databinding implementations.
   Learn more about the Web Services Activity.


Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0

   The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0." This
   document is the specification of the Efficient XML Interchange (EXI)
   format. EXI is a very compact representation for the "Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Information Set" that is intended to
   simultaneously optimize performance and the utilization of
   computational resources. The EXI format uses a hybrid approach drawn
   from the information and formal language theories, plus practical
   techniques verified by measurements, for entropy encoding XML
   information. Using a relatively simple algorithm, which is amenable
   to fast and compact implementation, and a small set of data types,
   it reliably produces efficient encodings of XML event streams. Learn
   more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.


XML Query (XQuery) 1.1 Use Cases

   The XML Query Working Group has published the First Public Working
   Draft of "XML Query (XQuery) 1.1 Use Cases." This document
   specifies usage scenarios for XML Query (XQuery) 1.1, to illustrate
   important applications for the query language. Each use case is
   focused on a specific application area, and contains a Document Type
   Definition (DTD) and example input data. Each use case specifies a
   set of queries that might be applied to the input data, and the
   expected results for each query. See " changes" from the previous
   draft and learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML)


W3C Staff to Participate in Research on Privacy and Identity Management

   Privacy assures autonomy of the individual, a necessary precondition
   for a democratic society. W3C is pleased to announce the launch of
   the PrimeLife research project. W3C Staff members Thomas Roessler
   and Rigo Wenning will participate in this three-year, 10 Million
   Euro multi-partner research effort. The goal of the project is to
   develop scalable tools to help people protect their privacy and
   manage their identities in new and emerging services and
   applications (such as virtual communities and collaborative
   applications). Read more about the W3C Policy Languages Interest


Call for Review: XML Signature Syntax and Processing (Second Edition)
Proposed Edited Recommendation

   The XML Security Specifications Maintenance Working Group has
   published the Proposed Edited Recommendation of "XML Signature
   Syntax and Processing (Second Edition)." This document specifies
   XML digital signature processing rules and syntax. XML Signatures
   provide integrity, message authentication, and/or signer
   authentication services for data of any type, whether located within
   the XML that includes the signature or elsewhere. Read the "list of
   changes" and the implementation report. Comments are welcome through
   30 April. Learn more about the Security Activity.


Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER): Grouping of Resources

   The Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER) Working Group
   has published a Working Draft of "Protocol for Web Description
   Resources (POWDER): Grouping of Resources." The purpose of the
   "Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER)" is to provide a
   means to describe a group of resources through the publication of
   machine-readable metadata, as motivated by the "POWDER Use Cases."
   The current document sets out how Description Resources (DRs) can be
   created and published, whether individually or as bulk data, how to
   link to DRs from other online resources, and, crucially, how DRs may
   be authenticated and trusted. The aim is to provide a platform
   through which opinions, claims and assertions about online resources
   can be expressed by people and exchanged by machines. See the
   "change log" and learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Internationalization Tag Set Interest Group Launched

   W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the Internationalization
   Tag Set (ITS) Interest Group, chaired by Yves Savourel (ENLASO
   Corporation). The ITS IG is a forum to foster a community of users
   of the "Internationalization Tag Set (ITS)," by promoting its
   adoption, and gathering information on its further development. The
   ITS defines data categories that may be used with schemas to support
   the internationalization and localization of schemas and documents.
   Participation in the new ITS IG is open to W3C Members and the
   public. Read about the W3C Internationalization Activity.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * Pre-Obsolete Design 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...

W3C at WWW2008

   Multiple presenters will be at W3C Track, The 17th International
   World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008) in Beijing, China:

21 April

     * Introduction to the Semantic Web (through an example…), by Ivan
     * Producing XML that works internationally, by Richard Ishida,
       Felix Sasaki

23 April

     * Making a Web Site Accessible Both for Mobile Devices and for
       People with Disabilities, by Henny Swan
     * Adopting International Standards Locally: The Importance of
       Harmonization , by Judy Brewer
     * A World of Stakeholders: Lessons from Global Outreach, by Daniel
     * Geolocation in the Mobile Web , by Dave Raggett
     * Mobile Web in Rural China, by Stéphane Boyera
     * What you Need to Know to Reach a Chinese Audience?, by Richard
     * Linking Open Data, by Chris Bizer, Tom Heath, Tim Berners-Lee
     * Internationalizing Speech Synthesis, by Zhi Wei Shuang
     * Semantic Web Development in China, by Huajun Chen
     * International Domain Names, by Tina Dam
     * Managing Online Video (or Multimedia) Content with the Semantic
       Web, by Raphaël Troncy
     * Localization and Internationalization of Layout on the Web, by
       Paul Nelson
     * News from W3C's Mobile Web Initiative, by Dominique

24 April

     * The Future of Web Applications, by Tim Berners-Lee [Keynote]
     * HTML 5, the future of Web Content, by Michael Smith
     * Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web, by
       José Manuel Alonso
     * Web Usage in China, by Weihan Liu
     * POWDER Use Cases, by Kai-Dietrich Scheppe
     * Web applications security issues, by Thomas Roessler
     * Video on the Web, by Philippe Le Hégaret
     * Designing the Web for All of Society, by Shawn Henry
     * Standards and mobile applications, services and widgets, by Art
     * Wicked Wide Web: Integrating Documents and Devices, by Doug
     * Accessibility for rich Web applications, by Lisa Pappas

Upcoming Talks 

     * 1 April, Berlin, Germany: Analysing The Importance Of
       Standardisation In Driving Mobile Internet Usage. Philipp
       Hoschka presents at Mobile Internet.
     * 3 April, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Designing the Web for All of
       Society Benefits Us All", "International Web Accessibility
       Guidelines and Standards", and "Web Accessibility Basics. Shawn
       Henry presents at Web Accessibility: Bridging the Digital
     * 4 April, London, United Kingdom: Building mobileOK Web sites.
       François Daoust presents at Over The Air.
     * 4 April, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Integrating Accessibility in
       the Development Process" and "Accessible Ajax. Shawn Henry
       presents at Web Accessibility: Bridging the Digital Divide.
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in
       HTML. Ben Adida, Elias Torres, Ivan Herman give a tutorial at
       The 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 24 April, Beijing, China: Building a More Secure Browser.
       Mary-Ellen Zurko presents at W3C Track, The 17th International
       World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 26 April, Budapest, Hungary: [title TBD]. Bert Bos presents at
       Magyarországi Web Konferencia 2008.
     * 1 May, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Mobile Messaging 2.0. Steve Bratt
       participates in a panel at CTIA Wireless 2008.
     * 6 May, Dublin, Ireland: XForms 1.1. Steven Pemberton gives a
       tutorial at XTech 2008.
     * 8 May, Dublin, Ireland: Why you should have a Website. Steven
       Pemberton presents at XTech 2008.
     * 8 May, Dublin, Ireland: CSS Advanced Layout is not only for big
       grids. Bert Bos presents at XTech 2008.
     * 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.
     * 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
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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