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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-03-30

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 18:21:32 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-03-30 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Welcomes Feedback on Redesigned Web Site

   W3C invites public feedback on a beta release of a W3C site
   redesign. The new site features a harmonized design, simplified
   information architecture, new style for technical reports, and new
   content, including calendars and aggregated blogs. W3C welcomes
   feedback on the usability of the site, links to useful information,
   contributions of content to new pages, and bug fixes. Take a
   10-minute screencast tour of the site, learn more about the
   redesign, and find out how you can help.


Patent Advisory Group Launched for "Widgets 1.0: Updates"

   In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Patent
   Advisory Group (PAG) in response to a disclosure related to the
   "Widgets 1.0: Updates" specification; see the PAG charter. The
   WebApps Working Group develops this specification. W3C launches a
   PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that
   may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free
   licensing requirements. Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.


OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Document Overview

   The OWL Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft
   of "OWL 2 Web Ontology Language Document Overview." This document,
   part 1 of 13 in the OWL 2 document set, serves as an introduction to
   OWL 2 and the various other OWL 2 documents. It describes the
   various syntaxes for OWL 2, the different kinds of semantics, the
   defined profiles (sub-languages), and the differences between OWL 1
   and OWL 2. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Exploring Richer Web Content Authoring with CSS and SVG: Five First
Public Drafts

   The CSS and SVG Working Groups delivered today five new
   specifications for public review, aimed at enabling more compelling
   content creation with open Web technologies. The five drafts are:
   "SVG Transforms 1.0, Part 2: Language," "CSS 2D Transforms Module
   Level 3," "CSS 3D Transforms Module Level 3," "CSS Animations
   Module Level 3," and "CSS Transitions Module Level 3." SVG
   Transforms allows two-dimensional objects to be transformed using
   three-dimensional transformations. CSS 2D Transforms allows elements
   rendered by CSS to be transformed in two-dimensional space. CSS 3D
   Transforms extends CSS Transforms to allow elements rendered by CSS
   to be transformed in three-dimensional space. CSS Animations allow
   an author to modify CSS property values over time. CSS Transitions
   allows property changes in CSS values to occur smoothly over a
   specified duration. The groups are working closely together to make
   implementing and authoring these features easy and consistent across
   Web languages. Learn more about the Style Activity and Graphics


Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Draft Published

   The Web Applications Working Group has published the Working Draft
   of "Cross-Origin Resource Sharing." This document defines a
   mechanism to enable client-side cross-origin requests.
   Specifications that want to enable cross-origin requests in an API
   they define can use the algorithms defined by this specification. If
   such an API is used on http://example.org resources, a resource on
   http://hello-world.example can opt in using the mechanism described
   by this specification (e.g., specifying Access-Control-Allow-Origin:
   http://example.org as response header), which would allow that
   resource to be fetched cross-origin from http://example.org. Learn
   more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


W3C Invites Implementations of SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization
System) Reference; Primer Also Published

   The Semantic Web Deployment Working Group invites implementation of
   the Candidate Recommendation of "SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization
   System Reference." This document defines the Simple Knowledge
   Organization System (SKOS), a common data model for sharing and
   linking knowledge organization systems via the Web. SKOS—Simple
   Knowledge Organization System—provides a model for expressing the
   basic structure and content of concept schemes such as thesauri,
   classification schemes, subject heading lists, taxonomies,
   folksonomies, and other similar types of controlled vocabulary. As
   an application of the Resource Description Framework (RDF), SKOS
   allows concepts to be composed and published on the World Wide Web,
   linked with data on the Web and integrated into other concept
   schemes. The Working Group also published today a Working Draft of
   "SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Primer." Learn more
   about the Semantic Web Activity.


Five First Public Drafts of Web Services Specifications

   The Web Services Resource Access Working Group published five First
   Public Working Drafts: "Web Services Enumeration (WS-Enumeration),"
   "Web Services Eventing (WS-Eventing)," "Web Services Resource
   Transfer (WS-RT)," "Web Services Transfer (WS-Transfer)," and "Web
   Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetadataExchange)." The first
   describes a general SOAP-based protocol for enumerating a sequence
   of XML elements that is suitable for traversing logs, message
   queues, or other linear information models. The second describes a
   protocol that allows Web services to subscribe to or accept
   subscriptions for event notification. The third defines extensions
   to WS-Transfer that deal primarily with fragment-based access to
   resources to satisfy the common requirements of WS-ResourceFramework
   and WS-Management. The fourth describes a general SOAP-based
   protocol for accessing XML representations of Web service-based
   resources. The fifth defines how metadata associated with a Web
   service endpoint can be represented as resources, how metadata can
   be embedded in endpoint references, and how metadata could be
   retrieved from a Web service endpoint. Learn more about the Web
   Services Activity.

   Past home page news...


W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * A rough view of the future by Philippe Le Hégaret
     * News from the Video Media Annotations front by Coralie Mercier
     * beta.w3.org by Ian Jacobs
     * Food, agriculture, and SKOS by Ivan Herman
     * Past 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 

     * 31 March, Paris, France: Improving Society through Better Use of
       Web Standards. Daniel Dardailler presents at Technical
       Regulation of the Internet.
     * 1 April, Maputo, Mozambique: A Web that Empowers All People.
       Steve Bratt gives a keynote at Africa Perspective on the Role of
       Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social Development.
     * 17 April, Washington, DC, USA: Interoperability and Web
       Applications. Kevin Novak presents at eGov Washington Workshop:
       Putting Open Standards to Work for Transparency, Security and
     * 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.
     * 23 April, Madrid, Spain: Panel on Multilingual Web Sites.
       Richard Ishida participates in a panel at 18th World Wide Web
       Conference (WWW2009).
     * 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.
     * 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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