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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-03-16

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:24:08 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-03-16 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web: First
Public Draft

   The eGovernment Interest Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "Improving Access to Government through Better Use
   of the Web." The term "eGovernment" refers to the use of the Web or
   other information technologies by governing bodies (local, state,
   federal, multi-national) to interact with their citizenry, between
   departments and divisions, and between governments themselves.
   Recognizing that governments throughout the World need assistance
   and guidance in achieving the promises of electronic government
   through technology and the Web, this document seeks to define and
   call forth, but not yet solve, the variety of issues and challenges
   faced by governments. The use cases, documentation, and explanation
   are focused on the available or needed technical standards but
   additionally provide context to note and describe the additional
   challenges and issues which exist before success can be realized.
   This document has been published in time for W3C's eGovernment
   stakeholder meeting in Washington, D.C.. Learn more about the
   eGovernment Activity.


Video of Tim Berners-Lee's TED Talk Available

   In February, W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee spoke at TED 2009 about
   the Semantic Web and linked data (see slides). The video of his TED
   talk is now available.


User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0: Updated Working Draft

   The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published
   an updated Working Draft of the "User Agent Accessibility Guidelines
   (UAAG) 2.0." UAAG defines how browsers, media players, and other
   "user agents" should support accessibility for people with
   disabilities and work with assistive technologies. Read the
   invitation to review the UAAG 2.0 Working Draft and about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative.


Pointer Methods in RDF: First Draft Published

   The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group today published
   "Pointer Methods in RDF" as a First Public Working Draft. This
   document provides a framework for representing pointers to identify
   locations in content or portions of content, using Resource
   Description Framework (RDF). This document is part of Evaluation and
   Report Language (EARL) and can be used to extend the "EARL 1.0
   Schema." Read the invitation to review Pointer Methods in RDF and
   learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Last Call: Selectors Level 3

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published the
   Last Call Working Draft of "Selectors Level 3." Selectors are
   patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one
   of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an XML
   document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML,
   and are designed to be usable in performance-critical code. Comments
   are welcome through 07 April. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 

No recent entries in the Q&A Blog.

Upcoming Meetings

     * 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 

     * 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 presents at XML Prague 2009.
     * 22 March, Prague, Czech Republic: Exploring XProc. Norman Walsh
       presents at XML Prague 2009.
     * 24 March, Vienna, Austria: Moving the Web with Standards.
       François Daoust presents at Mobile Internet 2009.
     * 27 March, Frankfurt, Germany: Mobile Access – Device-independent
       or Accessible. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux participates in a panel
       at European Accessibility Forum.
     * 31 March, Paris, France: Improving Society through Better Use of
       Web Standards. Daniel Dardailler presents at Technical
       Regulation of the Internet.
     * 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
     * 23 April, Lisbon, Portugal: Improving Society through Better Use
       of Web Standards. Daniel Dardailler participates in a panel at
       ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum.
     * 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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