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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:44:44 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-10-13 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Schema Support Strengthens Toolkit in Updated XHTML Modularization

   W3C updated its XHTML Modularization standard today with support for
   designing modular languages using "XML Schema." The addition of
   schemas to "XHTML Modularization 1.1" is an important step towards
   the XHTML2 Working Group's goal that XHTML support rich Web content
   and be extensible, while remaining interoperable. A modularization
   standard allows language designers to reuse elements defined by
   multiple parties (including other W3C standards such as SVG and
   MathML) and combine them into new formats to meet specific
   application needs. The standard allows people to use schema-enabled,
   off-the-shelf tools to immediately begin authoring and validating
   documents written in those new languages. The XHTML2 Working Group,
   which gained experience using Modularization 1.1 to build some
   modules and languages, now plans to add schema support to other
   XHTML standards. Learn more about the HTML Activity.


W3C Organizes Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0

   W3C invites people to participate in a Workshop on Speaker
   biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 on 5-6 March 2009 in Menlo Park,
   California (USA), hosted by SRI International. Attendees will
   discuss directions for Speaker Identification and Verification (SIV)
   standards work, and in particular, requirements for SIV and SIV
   standards relevant to VoiceXML 3.0. The goal of the Workshop is to
   help the Voice Browser Working Group integrate existing and
   in-process standards with VoiceXML 3.0 specification and make the
   specification more useful in current and emerging markets. Position
   papers are due 18 December 2008. Read about "Voice Extensible Markup
   Language (VoiceXML) 3.0 Requirements," Voice Browser and learn more
   about W3C Workshops.


Seven OWL 2 Drafts Published

   The OWL Working Group published seven documents yesterday relating
   to the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language. OWL 2 extends "OWL," a core
   standard of the Semantic Web, adding new features that users have
   requested and that software providers are prepared to implement. The
   documents are:
    1. "Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax"
    2. "Direct Semantics"
    3. "RDF-Based Semantics" (First Public Draft)
    4. "Mapping to RDF Graphs"
    5. "XML Serialization"
    6. "Profiles"
    7. "Conformance and Test Cases" (First Public Draft)

   The first three documents form the technical core of OWL 2, which
   has both a traditional "direct" semantics (for OWL DL) and a new
   "RDF-based" semantics (for OWL Full). Documents 4 and 5 specify two
   different serializations for OWL ontologies, one based on RDF and
   one using XML more directly. Document 6 defines useful subsets of
   OWL which may be easier to implement or may better meet certain
   performance requirements. Finally, document 7 specifies conformance
   and will later enumerate the OWL 2 test cases. Five other documents
   are under development; but they are not yet ready for public review.
   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Widgets 1.0: Updates

   The Web Applications Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "Widgets 1.0: Updates." This specification defines
   a model to allow a widget user agent to locate and replace a widget
   resource with a new or different version of a widget resource. The
   updates model is designed to work both over HTTP and from local
   storage. For updates performed via the Web, the model makes use a
   simple XML documents that authors place on a Web server to indicate,
   amongst other things, where the next most suitable version of a
   widget resource can be retrieved from. It also defines a mechanism
   that allows authors to be notified of installation errors or
   success. This specification also describes how to renegotiate
   security policies when widgets are updated. Learn more about the
   Rich Web Client Activity.


Call for Review: Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL
3.0) is a Proposed Recommendation

   The SYMM Working Group has published the Proposed Recommendation of
   "Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 3.0),"
   pronounced "smile." SMIL 3.0 allows authors to write interactive
   multimedia presentations. Using SMIL 3.0, an author may describe the
   temporal behavior of a multimedia presentation, associate hyperlinks
   with media objects and describe the layout of the presentation on a
   screen. SMIL 3.0 is a modular XML application: its components may be
   used in other XML formats. SMIL also defines mobile profiles that
   incorporate features useful within the industry. Comments are
   welcome through 6 November. Read more about the Synchronized
   Multimedia Activity. See also W3C's new Video on the Web Activity.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * W3C Workshop on Semantic Web in Energy Industries; Part I: Oil &
       Gas, 9-10 December
     * W3C Workshop on Security for Access to Device APIs from the Web,
       10-11 December
     * W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 , 5-6 March
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 13 October, Las Vegas, NV, USA: Accessibility in a Web 2.0
       World. Shawn Henry presents at Web Builder 2.0.
     * 14 October, Las Vegas, NV, USA: Getting Real with Accesibility.
       Shawn Henry presents at Web Builder 2.0.
     * 16 October, Bålsta, Sweden: Klarspråk och förståelighet på
       webben - webben som utmaning och möjlighet. Olle Olsson presents
       at Klarspråkskonferensen 2008.
     * 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.
     * 26 October, Karlsruhe, Germany: RDFa—Bridging the Web of
       Documents and the Web of Data. Michael Hausenblas, Ivan Herman,
       Ben Adida give a tutorial at 7th International Semantic Web
       Conference (ISWC2008).
     * 30 October, Potsdam, Germany: Aspekte der Nachhaltigkeit von
       Webressourcen: Services, Datenheterogenität und
       Identifizierbarkeit. Felix Sasaki presents at University of
       Applied Sciences, Potsdam.
     * 30 October, Moscow, Russia: Сделаем интернет доступным всем и
       каждому. Shawn Henry presents at User eXperience 2008.
     * 31 October, Moscow, Russia: Стандарты Web Accessibility:
       Фундамент для международного сотрудничества и локального
       внедрения. Shawn Henry presents at User eXperience 2008.
     * 5 November, Aarhus, Denmark: E-gov and the citizen -
       transformation by new technology. Olle Olsson presents at
     * 14 November, Paris, France: La mode se démode, le Style jamais.
       Daniel Glazman presents at Paris Web 2008.
     * 18 November, Sophia Antipolis, France: The W3C Multimodal
       Architecture. Ingmar Kliche presents at ETSI Workshop on
       Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Devices .
     * 28 November, Berlin, Germany: Towards eGovernment 2.0 through
       better use of the Web. José Manuel Alonso gives a keynote at
       E-Government-Standards Kongress.
     * 4 December, Malmö, Sweden: Standarder och Open Source. Olle
       Olsson presents at DFS-seminarium.
     * 5 December, Turn, Italy: Overlapping User Experiences: Mobile
       Web Usability and Accessibility for People with Disabilities.
       Shawn Henry presents at UPA Europe 2008, Usability and design:
       cultivating diversity.
     * 6 December, Turin, Italy: How New Web Accessibility Standards
       Impact User Experience Design . Shawn Henry presents at UPA
       Europe 2008, Usability and design: cultivating diversity.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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