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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-12-07 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20091207

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Invites Implementation of Widget Packaging and Configuration

   01 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8665

   The Web Applications Working Group invites implementation of
   the Candidate Recommendation of "Widget Packaging and
   Configuration." This specification standardizes a packaging
   format for software known as widgets. Widgets are client-side
   applications that are authored using Web standards, but whose
   content can also be embedded into Web documents. The packaging
   format acts as a container for files used by a widget. The
   configuration document is an XML vocabulary that declares
   metadata and configuration parameters for a widget. The steps
   for processing a widget package describe the expected behavior
   and means of error handling for runtimes while processing the
   packaging format, configuration document, and other relevant
   files. The group plans to track implementations in an
   implementation report. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-widgets-20091201/
   http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/imp-report/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 3.0 Draft Published

   03 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8667

   The Voice Browser Working Group has published a Working Draft
   of "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 3.0." The
   primary goal of this document is to bring the advantages of
   Web-based development and content delivery to interactive voice
   response applications. VoiceXML 3.0 is a modular XML language
   for creating interactive media dialogs that feature synthesized
   speech, recognition of spoken and DTMF key input, telephony,
   mixed initiative conversations, and recording and presentation
   of a variety of media formats including digitized audio, and
   digitized video. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Voice/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-voicexml30-20091203/
   http://www.w3.org/Voice/

Last Call: W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1

   03 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8666

   The XML Schema Working Group has published Last Call Working
   Draft of "W3C XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) 1.1 Part 1:
   Structures" and "Part 2: Datatypes." The former specifies the
   XML Schema Definition Language, which offers facilities for
   describing the structure and constraining the contents of XML
   documents, including those which exploit the XML Namespace
   facility. The schema language, which is itself represented in
   an XML vocabulary and uses namespaces, substantially
   reconstructs and considerably extends the capabilities found in
   XML document type definitions (DTDs). The second publication
   defines facilities for defining datatypes to be used in XML
   Schemas as well as other XML specifications. Comments are
   welcome through 31 December. Learn more about the Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xmlschema11-1-20091203/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xmlschema11-2-20091203/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

CSS 2D Transforms, Transitions Modules Updated

   01 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8664

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   Working Drafts of "CSS 2D Transforms Module Level 3" and "CSS
   Transitions Module Level 3." CSS 2D Transforms allows elements
   rendered by CSS to be transformed in two-dimensional space. CSS
   Transitions allows property changes in CSS values to occur
   smoothly over a specified duration. Learn more about the Style
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-2d-transforms-20091201/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-transitions-20091201/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces (MMI Architecture) Working
Draft Published

   01 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8663

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published an
   updated Working Draft of "Multimodal Architecture and
   Interfaces (MMI Architecture)," which defines a general and
   flexible framework providing interoperability among
   modality-specific components from different vendors - for
   example, speech recognition from one vendor and handwriting
   recognition from another. The document as a whole has changed
   significantly and the group welcomes review. The main changes
   from the previous draft are (1) clarifying the relationship to
   EMMA, (2) simplifying the architecture constituents, (3) adding
   a description on HTTP transport of lifecycle events and (4)
   adding an example of handwriting recognition modality
   component. A "diff-marked version" of this document is
   available. Learn more about the W3C Multimodal Interaction
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-mmi-arch-20091201/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-mmi-arch-20091201/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/Activity

Patent Advisory Group Launched for Widgets 1.0: Access Requests
Policy

   01 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8662

   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: Access Requests Policy" 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.

   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/
   http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/p72
   http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-access/
   http://www.w3.org/2009/11/widgets-pag-charter
   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Except
   ion
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#def-RF
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Except
   ion

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