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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-12-08

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-12-08 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20081208

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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Mobile Web Made Easier with W3C mobileOK Tests Standard and Online
Checker

   Today W3C made it easier to create content that will improve the
   user experience on a broad range of devices. The W3C mobileOK
   checker provides feedback on whether content is "mobileOK" and is
   based on the W3C Recommendation also published today, "mobileOK
   Basic Tests 1.0." "Clean content offers a number of benefits to
   authors and users alike. The mobileOK checker does a nice job
   helping you improve your content one step at a time," said Tim
   Berners-Lee, W3C Director. Read the press release, Member
   testimonials, and learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative.

   http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
   http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20081208/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/12/mobileok-pressrelease.html.en
   http://www.w3.org/2008/12/mobileok-testimonial.html
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

Device Description Repository Simple API Is a W3C Recommendation

   The Mobile Web Initiative Device Description Working Group has
   published the W3C Recommendation of "Device Description Repository
   Simple API." Web content delivered to mobile devices usually
   benefits from being tailored to take into account a range of factors
   such as screen size, markup language support and image format
   support. Such information is stored in "Device Description
   Repositories" (DDRs). This document describes a simple API for
   access to DDRs, in order to ease and promote the development of Web
   content that adapts to its Delivery Context. The Working Group also
   published a Group Note of "Device Description Structures," an
   expression language for the structured categorization of devices in
   content adaptation. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-DDR-Simple-API-20081205/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-dd-structures-20081205/
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

CSS Marquee Module Level 3 Updated

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group updated today the
   Candidate Recommendation of "CSS Marquee Module Level 3." CSS
   Marquee allows the designer to specify a "marquee" effect for the
   display of overflow content; the content is animated and moves
   automatically back and forth. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/CR-css3-marquee-20081205/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Five XQuery Drafts Published

   The XML Query Working Group published five Working Drafts today
   relating to the XQuery language for querying and processing
   structured information:
    1. "XQuery Scripting Extension 1.0," giving procedural assignment,
       blocks and synchronization to XQuery; together with the "XQuery
       Scripting Extension 1.0 Use Cases" ;
    2. "XQuery 1.1," adding new features to XQuery including windowing
       and grouping, published together with "XQuery 1.1 Use Cases" and
       " diffs" from the previous draft;
    3. "XQueryX 1.1," giving a detailed XML representation of a parsed
       query. This is a First Public Working Draft.

   Learn more about the XML Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xquery-sx-10-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xquery-sx-10-use-cases-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xquery-11-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xquery-11-use-cases-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xqueryx-11-20081203/diff-from-20070123.
   html
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xqueryx-11-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Minor Update of "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web"

   W3C updated the Interest Group Note "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web"
   today to include a link to an errata page

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-cooluris-20081203/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/2008/Errata-in-CoolURIs.html

Eleven Publications Related to OWL 2

   The OWL Working Group published eleven documents today 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. Six
   of these documents are last call drafts, indicating the Working
   Group believes the technical work in those areas is done. The
   documents are:
    1. "Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax" (last
       call)
    2. "Direct Semantics" (last call)
    3. "RDF-Based Semantics"
    4. "Conformance and Test Cases" (last call)
    5. "Mapping to RDF Graphs" (last call)
    6. "XML Serialization" (last call)
    7. "Profiles" (last call)
    8. "Quick Reference Guide" (first public working draft)
    9. "New Features and Rationale" (first public working draft)
   10. "Manchester Syntax" (first public working draft)
   11. "rdf:text: A Datatype for Internationalized Text" (first public
       working draft)

   The "Manchester Syntax" is an optional, alternative OWL
   serialization; this document is expected to become a Note. The XML
   datatype "rdf:text" was co-developed with the RIF Working Group for
   use with RDF data. Please send comments by 23 January. Learn more
   about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-ref/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
   http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#last-call
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-syntax-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-semantics-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-rdf-based-semantics-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-test-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-mapping-to-rdf-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-xml-serialization-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-profiles-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-quick-reference-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-new-features-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-manchester-syntax-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rdf-text-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-manchester-syntax-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#q75
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rdf-text-20081202/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
   Past home page news...

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

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * XML and language resources by Felix Sasaki
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/xml_and_language_resources.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/fsasaki/
     * How to evaluate Web Applications security designs? by Dan
       Connolly
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/12/web_applications_security_requ.html
       http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/

Upcoming Talks 

     * 9 December, Boston, MA, USA: Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World.
       Shawn Henry presents at Web Design World - Boston 2008.
     * 11 December, Karlstad, Sweden: Using Web Technologies and mobile
       phones for Social Development: W3C Approach. Philipp Hoschka,
       Stéphane Boyera present at 1st International Conference on
       \"M4D\": Mobile communication technology For Development.
     * 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/

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
     * Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in
       Fostering Social and Economic Development, 1-2 April 2009
     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

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