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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-07-20

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-07-20 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20090720

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team
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W3C Organizes Workshop on Improving Access to Financial Data on the Web

   W3C invites people to participate in a Workshop on Improving Access
   to Financial Data on the Web on 5-6 October 2009 in Arlington,
   Virginia (USA). Workshop participants will discuss how to achieve
   greater transparency and more efficient reporting and analysis of
   business and financial data for companies and governments. The
   Workshop is jointly organized by W3C and XBRL International, with
   hosting support from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
   (FDIC). The extensible business reporting language (XBRL), is being
   widely adopted all around the world, and is set to become the
   standard way of recording, storing and transmitting business
   financial information. While effort on XBRL so far has gone into
   developing the standards and taxonomies of reporting concepts,
   comparatively little effort has been spent on how to exploit the
   expected flood of data. The goal of the Workshop is to identify
   opportunities, use cases, and challenges for interactive access to
   financial data expressed in XBRL and related languages, and the
   broader opportunities for using Semantic Web technologies. The
   Workshop is free of charge and open to anyone, subject to review of
   their statement of interest and space availability. Statements of
   interest (position papers) are due 21 August. See the call for
   participation for more information. Learn more about the Semantic
   Web.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/03/xbrl/cfp.html
   http://www.xbrl.org/
   http://www.fdic.gov/
   http://www.w3.org/2009/03/xbrl/cfp
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Best Practices for Authoring HTML: Handling Right-to-left Scripts Draft
Published

   The Internationalization Core Working Group has published the
   Working Draft of "Best Practices for Authoring HTML: Handling
   Right-to-left Scripts." This document provides advice for the use
   of HTML markup and CSS style sheets to create pages for languages
   that use right-to-left scripts, such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian,
   Thaana, Urdu, etc. It explains how to create content in
   right-to-left scripts that builds on but goes beyond the Unicode
   bidirectional algorithm, as well as how to prepare content for
   localization into right-to-left scripts. Learn more about the
   Internationalization Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/International/core/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-i18n-html-tech-bidi-20090714/
   http://www.w3.org/International/

XML Signature Correction Addresses Security Issue

   The XML Security Working Group has published a proposed correction
   to the "XML Signature" specification. The correction addresses a
   specification-level security issue that can lead to an
   authentication bypass (CVE-2009-0217). It will be incorporated into
   an upcoming Working Draft for the "XML Signature 1.1" specification.
   For information about affected implementations, see CERT
   Vulnerability Note 466161. For more information about the issue, see
   the W3C Q&A blog. Learn more about W3C's Security Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec
   http://www.w3.org/2008/06/xmldsigcore-errata.html#e03
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0217
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core1/
   http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/466161
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/07/hmac_truncation_in_xml_signatu.html
   http://www.w3.org/Security/
   Past home page news...

   http://www.w3.org/News/

W3C Questions and Answers Blog 
     * HMAC truncation in XML Signature: When Alice didn't look. by
       Thomas Roessler
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/07/hmac_truncation_in_xml_signatu.html
       http://log.does-not-exist.info/
     * Past Q&A Blog ...
       http://www.w3.org/QA/archive/

Upcoming Meetings

     * Improving Access to Financial Data on the Web, 5-6 October
     * More About Workshops...
       http://www.w3.org/2003/08/Workshops/
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...
       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/meetings

Upcoming Talks 

     * 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
       Seattle.
     * 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, Montreal, Canada: Automatic XML Namespaces. Liam Quin
       presents at Balisage.
     * 11 August, Montréal, Canada: Visual Designers: Those XML tools
       with no angle bracket at all!. Mohamed ZERGAOUI presents at
       Balisage.
     * 26 August, New York, USA: Improving Dialogs with EMMA. Deborah
       Dahl presents at SpeechTEK.
     * 26 August, Hanoi, Viet Nam: Web 2.0 and Beyond. Dominique
       Hazaël-Massieux presents at WITFOR 2009.
     * 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
       Chicago.
     * View upcoming talks by country
       http://www.w3.org/2004/08/W3CTalks?date=Recent+and+upcoming&coun
       tryListing=yes&submit=Submit
     * More talks...
       http://www.w3.org/Talks/

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