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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-11-24

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Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 17:38:43 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-11-24 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Call for Review: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 Specification
Proposed Recommendation

   The SVG Working Group has published the Proposed Recommendation of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 Specification."This
   specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector
   Graphics (SVG) Tiny, Version 1.2, a language for describing
   two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML. The
   specification enables the creation of graphical content, from static
   images to animations to interactive Web applications. SVG 1.2 Tiny
   is a profile of SVG intended for implementation on a range of
   devices, from cell phones and PDAs to desktop and laptop computers,
   and thus includes a subset of the features included in SVG 1.1 Full,
   along with new features to extend the capabilities of SVG. Comments
   are welcome through 15 December.


Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0: Updated Working

   The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has
   published an updated Working Draft of the "Authoring Tool
   Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0." ATAG defines how authoring
   tools should help Web developers produce Web content that is
   accessible and conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
   ATAG also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that
   people with disabilities can use them. Read the invitation to review
   the ATAG 2.0 Working Draft and about the Web Accessibility


Last Call: SOAP over Java Message Service 1.0

   The SOAP-JMS Binding Working Group has published the Last Call
   Working Draft of "SOAP over Java Message Service 1.0." This
   document specifies how SOAP should bind to a messaging system that
   supports the Java Message Service (JMS). The specification helps to
   ensure interoperability between the implementations of different Web
   services vendors. It should also enable customers to implement their
   own Web services for part of their infrastructure, and to have this
   interoperate with vendor provided Web services. Comments are welcome
   through 13 January. Learn more about the Web Services Activity.


Call for Review: Element Traversal Specification Proposed

   The Web Applications Working Group has published the Proposed
   Recommendation of "Element Traversal Specification." This
   specification defines the ElementTraversal interface, which allows
   script navigation of the elements of a DOM tree, excluding all other
   nodes in the DOM, such as text nodes. It also provides an attribute
   to expose the number of child elements of an element. It is intended
   to provide a more convenient alternative to existing DOM navigation
   interfaces, with a low implementation footprint. Comments are
   welcome through 15 December. Learn more about the Rich Web Client


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.


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
     * "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.


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.


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.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * W3C Validator, now with HTML5 flavour by olivier Théreaux
     * Extended deadline to submit position papers to workshop on the
       Future of Social Netorking by Marie-Claire Forgue
     * Joys and challenges of organizing TPAC2008 by Coralie Mercier
     * Learn How To Write HTML 5 by Karl Dubost
     * Past Q&A Blog ...

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
     * W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 , 5-6 March
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 27 November, Milano, Italy: Il Web compie 20 anni. Dovè il
       Semantic Web?. Oreste Signore presents at The 13th KNOWLEDGE
     * 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.
     * 28 November, Berlin, Germany: Semantic Web im E-Government.
       Klaus Birkenbihl participates in a panel at
       E-Government-Standards für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung.
     * 4 December, Llandudno, United Kingdom: Making the Web
       International. Richard Ishida presents at bloc.
     * 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
     * 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
     * More talks...

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