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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-11-17

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-11-17 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20081117

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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Four POWDER Documents published; three Last Call Drafts

   The Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER) Working Group
   published four Working Drafts today. The purpose of the Protocol for
   Web Description Resources (POWDER) is to provide a means for
   individuals or organizations to describe a group of resources
   through the publication of machine-readable metadata.
     * "Description Resources" (Last Call); which details the creation
       and lifecycle of Description Resources (DRs), which encapsulate
       metadata
     * "Grouping of Resources" (Last Call); which describes how sets of
       IRIs can be defined such that descriptions or other data can be
       applied to the resources obtained by dereferencing IRIs that are
       elements of the set.
     * "Formal Semantics" (Last Call); which describes how the
       relatively simple operational format of a POWDER document can be
       transformed for processing by Semantic Web tools
     * "Primer" (First Public Draft)

   Last Call comments are welcome through 5 December. Learn more about
   the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2007/powder/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-powder-dr-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-powder-grouping-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-powder-formal-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-powder-primer-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

XML Signature Best Practices First Public Draft

   The XML Security Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "XML Signature Best Practices." This document
   collects best practices for implementors and users of the "XML
   Signature specification." Most of these best practices are related
   to improving security and mitigating attacks, yet others are for
   best practices in the practical use of XML Signature, such as
   signing XML that doesn't use namespaces, for example. Learn more
   about the Security Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmldsig-bestpractices-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/
   http://www.w3.org/Security/

Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0 Draft Published

   The Math Working Group has published a Working Draft of
   "Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 3.0," which defines
   the Mathematical Markup Language, or MathML. MathML is an XML
   application for describing mathematical notation and capturing both
   its structure and content. The goal of MathML is to enable
   mathematics to be served, received, and processed on the World Wide
   Web, just as HTML has enabled this functionality for text. Learn
   more about the Math Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Math/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-MathML3-20081117/
   http://www.w3.org/Math/

W3C mobileOK Scheme 1.0 Updated

   The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has published an update
   of Working Draft of "W3C mobileOK Scheme 1.0." The document
   provides an overview of how the mobileOK specification helps ensure
   that content is suitable for use on very basic mobile devices. Learn
   more about the Mobile Web Initiative Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-mobileOK-20081117/
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

W3C Publishes XML Signature Best Practices First Public Draft

   The XML Security Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "XML Signature Best Practices." The "XML Signature
   specification" offers powerful and flexible mechanisms to support a
   variety of use cases. This flexibility has the downside of
   increasing the number of possible attacks. One countermeasure to the
   increased number of threats is to follow best practices, including a
   simplification of the use of XML Signature where possible. This
   document outlines best practices noted by the XML Security
   Specifications Maintenance Working Group, the XML Security Working
   Group, and other ideas cited at the Workshop on Next Steps for XML
   Security. While most of these best practices are related to
   improving security and mitigating attacks, yet others are for best
   practices in the practical use of XML Signature, such as signing XML
   that doesn't use namespaces. Learn more about the Security Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmldsig-bestpractices-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/xmlsec/ws/report.html
   http://www.w3.org/Security/

Last Call: Selectors API

   The Web Applications Working Group has published the Last Call
   Working Draft of "Selectors API." Selectors, which are widely used
   in CSS, are patterns that match against elements in a tree
   structure. The Selectors API specification defines methods for
   retrieving Element nodes from the DOM by matching against a group of
   selectors. It is often desirable to perform DOM operations on a
   specific set of elements in a document. These methods simplify the
   process of acquiring specific elements, especially compared with the
   more verbose techniques defined and used in the past. Comments are
   welcome through 12 December. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-selectors-api-20081114/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/
   Past home page news...

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

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * HTML 5, the markup by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/html_5_the_markup.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * SVG Wireframe For Your Website Design by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/svg-wireframe-webdesin.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * Do Not Steal My SVG Semantics by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/authoring-svg-semantics.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * What would a new CSS validator look like? by olivier Théreaux
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/dreamimg_a_new_css_validator.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
     * W3C Open Web Standards by Karl Dubost
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/11/w3c-open-web-standards.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/

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 the Future of Social Networking, 15-16 January
       2009
     * W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 , 5-6 March
       2009
     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

Upcoming Talks 

     * 18 November, Sophia Antipolis, France: The W3C Multimodal
       Architecture. Ingmar Kliche presents at ETSI Workshop on
       Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Devices .
     * 20 November, Budapest, Hungary: Web Accessibility and Ageing.
       Andrew Arch presents at Info-kommunikációs Akadálymentességi
       Műhelykonferencia 2008.
     * 27 November, Milano, Italy: Il Web compie 20 anni. Dovè il
       Semantic Web?. Oreste Signore presents at The 13th KNOWLEDGE
       MANAGEMENT FORUM.
     * 28 November, Berlin, Germany: Semantic Web im E-Government.
       Klaus Birkenbihl participates in a panel at
       E-Government-Standards für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung.
     * 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.
     * 8 December, Boston, MA, USA: Web Accessibility for Everyone and
       Everything. Shawn Henry presents at Web Design World - Boston
       2008.
     * 9 December, Boston, MA, USA: Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World.
       Shawn Henry presents at Web Design World - Boston 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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