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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-11-23

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-11-23 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20091123

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Last Call: XMLHttpRequest

   19 November 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8660

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "XMLHttpRequest." The XMLHttpRequest
   specification defines an API that provides scripted client
   functionality for transferring data between a client and a
   server. It is the ECMAScript HTTP API. Comments are welcome
   through 16 December. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-XMLHttpRequest-20091119/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

First Draft of File API Published

   17 November 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8658

   The Web Applications Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "File API." This specification
   provides an API for representing file objects in web
   applications, as well as programmatically selecting them and
   accessing their data. This API is designed to be used in
   conjunction with other APIs and elements on the web platform,
   notably: XMLHttpRequest (e.g. with an overloaded send() method
   for File objects), postMessage, DataTransfer (part of the drag
   and drop API defined in [HTML5,]) and Web Workers.
   Additionally, it should be possible to programmatically obtain
   a list of files from the input element [HTML5] when it is in
   the File Upload state. These kinds of behaviors are defined in
   the appropriate affiliated specifications. Learn more about the
   Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-FileAPI-20091117/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: Widgets 1.0: The widget Interface

   17 November 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8657

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Widgets 1.0: The widget Interface." This
   specification defines an application programming interface
   (API) for widgets that provides, amongst other things,
   functionality for accessing a widget's metadata and
   persistently storing data. Comments are welcome through 08
   December. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-apis-20091117/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: XML Entity definitions for Characters

   17 November 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8656

   The Math Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft
   of "XML Entity definitions for Characters." It is difficult to
   write science fluently if scientific characters are not
   available for use. It is difficult to read science if
   corresponding glyphs are not available for presentation. In the
   majority of cases it is preferable to store characters directly
   as Unicode character data or as XML numeric character
   references. However, in some environments it is more convenient
   to use the ASCII input mechanism provided by XML entity
   references. Many entity names are in common use, and this
   specification aims to provide standard mappings to Unicode for
   each of these names. It introduces no names that have not
   already been used in earlier specifications. Comments are
   welcome through 08 December. Learn more about the Math
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Math/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xml-entity-names-20091117/
   http://www.w3.org/Math/

First Draft of Mobile Web for Social Development Roadmap Published

   17 November 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8655

   The Mobile Web For Social Development (MW4D) Interest Group has
   published a Group Note of "Mobile Web for Social Development
   Roadmap." This document describes some of the current
   challenges of deploying development-oriented services on mobile
   phones. It suggests the most promising directions for lowering
   barriers to developing, deploying and accessing services on
   mobile phones and thereby creating an enabling environment for
   more social-oriented services to appear. Learn more about the
   Mobile Web Initiative Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-mw4d-roadmap-20091117/
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

   More news: http://www.w3.org/News/archive

W3C Blog

     * Default Prefix Declaration
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/11/default_prefix_declaration
       18 November 2009 by Henry S. Thompson

Upcoming Talks

     * 23 NOV 2009
       Olle Olsson
       Future Internet Assembly Conference
       http://www.fi-stockholm.eu/
       Stockholm, Sweden
     * 25 NOV 2009
       Construyendo la Web del mañana: Movilidad, Semántica,
       nuevas tecnologías
       http://www.w3c.es/Eventos/2009/Talleres/Tenerife/
       by Martín Álvarez
       Taller sobre Estándares Web W3C - Tenerife
       http://www.w3c.es/Presentaciones/2009/1125-estandaresULL-MA
       La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
     * 25 NOV 2009
       Browser War 2009
       by Daniel Glazman
       Browser War 2009
       http://www-sop.inria.fr/actu/actu_seminaire_actuel_fr.
       Sophia-Antipolis, France
     * 25 NOV 2009
       Introducción W3C y Estándares Web
       http://www.w3c.es/Presentaciones/2009/1125-introduccionULL-
       MA
       by Martín Álvarez
       Taller sobre Estándares Web W3C - Tenerife
       http://www.w3c.es/Eventos/2009/Talleres/Tenerife
       La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
     * 27 NOV 2009
       Reaching Your Audience with an Accessible CMS
       by Shadi Abou-Zahra
       DrupalCamp Vienna
       http://www.drupalcamp.at/
       Vienna, Austria

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