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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-03-03

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 00:23:00 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-03-03 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Open Meeting: Realizing Government Transparency and Openness

   On 12-13 March, W3C's eGovernment Interest Group will hold a special
   stakeholder meeting in Washington, DC to address a number of issues
   of high interest to government policy makers, elected officials, and
   managers of government information technology. Participants will
   document progressive solutions for electronic government and develop
   a road map for developing Web standards related to topics such as
   participation and citizen engagement, open government data,
   identification and authentication, and long-term data management.
   The meeting is open to the public, but advance registration is
   required and seating is limited. W3C thanks the American Institute
   of Architects for hosting this meeting. Read the media advisory and
   learn more about the W3C eGovernment Activity.


XML Security Working Group Releases Eight Working Drafts

   The XML Security Working Group has published a set of eight Working
   Drafts. The "XML Signature 1.1" and "XML Encryption 1.1" First
   Public Working Drafts make changes to the default sets of
   cryptographic algorithms in both specifications. "XML Security Use
   Cases and Requirements" and "XML Signature Transform Simplification:
   Requirements and Design" are documents that we expect to help guide
   the group's work on a future version of the XML Security
   specifications that might make more radical changes than the 1.1
   series of these specifications. The Working Group would like to
   receive early feedback on these four drafts.

   Additionally, the "XML Security Derived Keys" specification
   introduces mark-up for key derivation, for use with both XML
   Signature and XML Encryption. "XML Signature Properties" defines
   commonly used signature properties. "XML Security Algorithms" is a
   cross-reference for the algorithms and their identifiers used with
   the XML security specifications, bringing in one place information
   located in a number of documents. "XML Signature Best Practices" is
   a revised Working Draft for Best Practices in using the XML
   Signature specification.


Web Forms 2.0 Draft Superseded by HTML 5

   The HTML Working Group has announced that "Web Forms 2.0" has been
   superseded by material published in drafts of "HTML 5." Learn more
   about HTML.


Last Call: Web Security Context: User Interface Guidelines

   The Web Security Context Working Group has published the second Last
   Call Working Draft of "Web Security Context: User Interface
   Guidelines." This specification deals with the trust decisions that
   users must make online, and with ways to support them in making safe
   and informed decisions where possible. In order to achieve that
   goal, this specification includes recommendations on the
   presentation of identity information by Web user agents. It also
   includes recommendations for handling errors in security protocols.
   This second Last Call Working Draft incorporates feedback gathered
   during the first Last Call period, both from the public and from
   implementers participating in the Working Group. Comments are
   welcome through 19 March 2009. Learn more about the Security


Last Call: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA); Best
Practices and Implementation Guide Drafts Also Published

   The Protocols and Formats Working Group published the Last Call
   Working Draft of "Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)"
   . WAI-ARIA defines a way to make Web content and Web applications
   more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps
   with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed
   with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

   The Working Group also published a First Public Working Draft of the
   "WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide" that provides guidance on
   how browsers and other user agents should expose WAI-ARIA features
   to platform accessibility APIs. The updated Working Draft of
   "WAI-ARIA Best Practices" that was published today describes how Web
   content developers can develop accessible rich Web applications
   using WAI-ARIA. These WAI-ARIA documents are described in the
   WAI-ARIA Overview. Read details in the review announcement, and
   about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0: Updated Working

   The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has
   published an updated Working Draft of "Authoring Tool Accessibility
   Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0" that is synchronized with the finalized "WCAG
   2.0." ATAG defines how authoring tools should help Web developers
   produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content
   Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 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 Initiative.

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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 

     * 6 March, Utrecht, The Netherlands: XForms and Declarative
       Applications. Steven Pemberton presents at MozCamp.
     * 11 March, Stockholm, Sweden: Tillgänglighet, metoder, tekniker.
       Olle Olsson presents at EPiServerdagen 2009.
     * 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: Towards a More Accessible
       Browser. Jeanne Spellman, Jim Allan present at CSUN Center on
       Disabilities 24th Annual International Technology and Persons
       with Disabilities 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
     * 21 March, Prague, Czech Republic: XML Processing and
       Choreography. Mohamed Zergaoui presents 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.
     * 21 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: Introduction to the Semantic Web.
       Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 2009 Semantic Technology
     * 15 June, San Jose, CA, USA: What is New in W3C Land?. Ivan
       Herman presents at 2009 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * 16 June, San Jose, CA, USA: Introducing OWL 2. Ivan Herman
       participates in a panel at 2009 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * 17 June, San Jose, USA: XBRL and the Semantic Web. Dave Raggett,
       Diane Mueller present at 2009 Semantic Technology Conference.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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