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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-07-13

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:26:06 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-07-13 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Full Text Facility Test Suite Published

   The XSL and XML Query Working Groups have published version 1.0 of
   the XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Full Text Facility Test Suite, and are
   requesting that people with implementations report results. The Full
   Text Facility provides a standard way of searching by word or phrase
   across multilingual documents or data represented using the XPath
   and XQuery Data Model. As a result of preliminary implementation
   experience, and to reflect comments received, the "Candidate
   Recommendation for the Full Text Facility" has also been
   republished: the new version incorporates editorial changes but also
   clarifies some ambiguities that had been reported. The Working
   Groups hope to move the document to Proposed Recommendation once
   more test results have been submitted. The XML Query and XSL Working
   Groups also published today an update of "XQuery and XPath Full Text
   1.0 Use Cases." Learn more about the XML Activity.


Relationship Between Mobile Web (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility
(WCAG) Note Published

   The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group and the WAI Education
   and Outreach Working Group have published "Relationship between
   Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility
   Guidelines (WCAG)" as a W3C Working Group Note. The groups encourage
   people to start by reading Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web:
   Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and
   for Mobile Devices, which shows how design goals for accessibility
   and mobile access overlap. A third document, Shared Web Experiences:
   Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities,
   provides examples of barriers that people (without disabilities)
   face when interacting with Web content via mobile devices, and
   similar barriers for people with disabilities using desktop
   computers. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) and the
   Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Last Call: Geolocation API Specification

   The Geolocation Working Group has published a Last Call Working
   Draft of "Geolocation API Specification." The Geolocation API
   defines a high-level interface to location information associated
   only with the device hosting the implementation, such as latitude
   and longitude. Common sources of location information include Global
   Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network signals
   such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and
   GSM/CDMA cell IDs, as well as user input. Comments are welcome
   through 10 August. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications

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Upcoming Meetings

     * Improving Access to Financial Data on the Web, 5-6 October
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 14 July, Linz, Austria: WCAG 2.0 ist da, was nun?. Shadi
       Abou-Zahra presents at IKT Forum 2009.
     * 20 July, Boston, USA: Web Accessibility, Universal Design, and
       Standardization. Judy Brewer participates in a panel at
       Accessing the Future: A global collaborative exploration for
       accessibility in the next decade.
     * 20 July, Seattle, WA, USA: Accessibility: It's for Everyone and
       Everything. Shawn Henry presents at Web Design World 2009
     * 21 July, Seattle, WA, USA: Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World.
       Shawn Henry presents at Web Design World 2009 Seattle (discount
       "Passport" registration code: S9W06).
     * 24 July, San Diego, USA: WCAG 2.0 Test Samples Repository. Shadi
       Abou-Zahra presents at HCI International 2009.
     * 27 July, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Ex-XHTML HTML. Doug
       Schepers presents at The Summer XML 2009 Conference.
     * 28 July, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Open Graphics and the
       Sustainable Web: Scalable Vector Graphics and Canvas. Doug
       Schepers presents at The Summer XML 2009 Conference.
     * 10 August, Montréal, Canada: Memory management in streaming:
       buffering, lookahead, or none. Which to choose?. Mohamed
       ZERGAOUI presents at Balisage.
     * 11 August, Montréal, Canada: Visual Designers: Those XML tools
       with no angle bracket at all!. Mohamed ZERGAOUI presents at
     * 11 August, Montreal, Canada: Automatic XML Namespaces. Liam Quin
       presents at Balisage.
     * 26 August, New York, USA: Improving Dialogs with EMMA. Deborah
       Dahl presents at SpeechTEK.
     * 29 August, Nanjing, China: Introduction to the Semantic Web.
       Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 第三届中国语义万维网研讨会 (CSWS 2009).
     * 30 August, Nanjing, China: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan
       Herman gives a keynote at 第三届中国语义万维网研讨会 (CSWS 2009).
     * 29 October, Chicago, IL, USA: WAI-ARIA Introduction: Making
       Advanced Websites and Web Applications Accessible. Shawn Henry
       presents at ATIA 2009 Chicago.
     * 30 October, Chicago, IL, USA: Web Accessibility Standards and
       Guidelines Update 2009. Shawn Henry presents at ATIA 2009
     * 13 March 2010, Prague, Czech Republic: XML Prague 2010. Mohamed
       ZERGAOUI is at XML Prague 2010.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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