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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-02-02

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 22:11:32 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-02-02 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

HTML 5 Receives Support for Authoring Materials

   Dan Connolly, an active member of the HTML community for many years,
   has received support from Adobe to work on HTML 5 materials for
   authors. The HTML Working Group Chairs have requested additional
   resources to ensure that HTML 5 meets the needs of authors and
   browser developers alike. As a provider of Web development and
   authoring tools, W3C Member Adobe is not only participating in the
   Working Group, they have also provided financial support for the
   open standards process. Learn more about HTML.


Last Call: W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1

   The XML Schema Working Group has published the Last Call Working
   Drafts of "W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 Part 1:
   Structures" and "Part 2: Datatypes." This former specifies the XML
   Schema Definition Language, which offers facilities for describing
   the structure and constraining the contents of XML documents,
   including those which exploit the XML Namespace facility. The schema
   language, which is itself represented in an XML vocabulary and uses
   namespaces, substantially reconstructs and considerably extends the
   capabilities found in XML document type definitions (DTDs). The
   latter defines facilities for defining datatypes to be used in XML
   Schemas as well as other XML specifications. The datatype language,
   which is itself represented in XML, provides a superset of the
   capabilities found in XML document type definitions (DTDs) for
   specifying datatypes on elements and attributes. Comments are
   welcome through 20 February. Learn more about the Extensible Markup
   Language (XML) Activity.


Last Call: WebCGM 2.1

   The WebCGM Working Group has published the Last Call Working Draft
   of "WebCGM 2.1." Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is an ISO
   standard, defined by ISO/IEC 8632:1999, for the interchange of 2D
   vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. WebCGM is a profile of CGM,
   which adds Web linking and is optimized for Web applications in
   technical illustration, electronic documentation, geophysical data
   visualization, and similar fields. First published (1.0) in 1999,
   WebCGM unifies potentially diverse approaches to CGM utilization in
   Web document applications. It therefore represents a significant
   interoperability agreement amongst major users and implementers of
   the ISO CGM standard. Comments are welcome through 01 March. Learn
   more about the Graphics Activity.


XML Base (Second Edition) Is a W3C Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the W3C Recommendation of
   "XML Base (Second Edition)." This document describes a mechanism
   for providing base URI services to XLink, but as a modular
   specification so that other XML applications benefiting from
   additional control over relative URIs but not built upon XLink can
   also make use of it. The syntax consists of a single XML attribute
   named xml:base. The functionality is similar to the base element in
   HTML. This document is part of W3C's ongoing work to maintain the
   core XML technologies. Learn more about the Extensible Markup
   Language (XML) Activity.


Note: XHTML Media Types - Second Edition

   The XHTML2 Working Group has published the Group Note of "XHTML
   Media Types - Second Edition." Many people want to use XHTML to
   author their Web pages, but are confused about the best ways to
   deliver those pages in such a way that they will be processed
   correctly by various user agents. This Note contains suggestions
   about how to format XHTML to ensure it is maximally portable, and
   how to deliver XHTML to various user agents - even those that do not
   yet support XHTML natively. This document is intended to be used by
   document authors who want to use XHTML today, but want to be
   confident that their XHTML content is going to work in the greatest
   number of environments. Learn more about the HTML Activity.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * W3C Workshop on Speaker Biometrics and VoiceXML 3.0 , 5-6 March
     * Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in
       Fostering Social and Economic Development, 1-2 April
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 4 February, Malmö, Sweden: Standarder och Open Source. Olle
       Olsson presents at DFS-seminarium.
     * 6 February, Paris, France: World Wide Web 2010. Steve Bratt
       gives a keynote at Netexplorateur Forum 2009.
     * 12 February, Gijón, Spain: Innovative Uses of Mobile ICTs for
       Development. José Manuel Alonso participates in a panel at II
       International Meeting on ICT for Development Cooperation.
     * 25 February, Cambridge, MA, USA: W3C's Semantic Web in Heath
       Care and Life Sciences Interest Group. Lee Feigenbaum, Susie
       Stephens, Eric Prud'hommeaux give a tutorial at Conference on
       Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (C-SHALS) .
     * 14 March, Austin, TX, USA: Making Web Widgets Accessible: Tools
       and Techniques. Michael Cooper participates in a panel at South
       by Southwest Conference.
     * 19 March, Los Angeles, CA, USA: The New WCAG 2: Web
       Accessibility Q&A with the Editors. Shawn Henry, Michael Cooper,
       Loretta Guarino Reid participate in a panel at CSUN
       International Technology and Persons with Disabilities
     * 19 March, Los Angeles, CA, USA: Towards a More Accessible
       Browser. Jeanne Spellman, Jim Allan present at CSUN Center on
       Disabilities 24th Annual International Technology and Persons
       with Disabilities Conference.
     * 21 March, Prague, Czech Republic: XML Processing and
       Choreography. Mohamed Zergaoui is at XML Prague 2009.
     * 22 March, Prague, Czech Republic: Exploring XProc. Norman Walsh
       presents at XML Prague 2009.
     * 27 March, Frankfurt, Germany: Mobile Access – Device-independent
       or Accessible. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux participates in a panel
       at European Accessibility Forum.
     * 29 April, Madrid, Spain: Web Accessibility and Older Users - We
       Are There!. Andrew Arch gives a keynote at W4A2009 -
       International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web
     * 15 June, San Jose, CA, USA: What is New in W3C Land?. Ivan
       Herman presents at 2009 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * 15 June, San Jose, CA, USA: Introduction to the Semantic Web.
       Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 2009 Semantic Technology
     * 16 June, San Jose, CA, USA: Introducing OWL 2. Ivan Herman
       participates in a panel at 2009 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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