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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-12-14 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20091214

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Internet Society and W3C Strengthen Relationship to Help Ensure Open
Global Internet

   11 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8674

   In a joint press release today, The Internet Society (ISOC) and
   W3C announced a donation from ISOC for the purpose of advancing
   the evolution of W3C as an organization that creates open Web
   standards. "ISOC and W3C have worked together for years in a
   number of areas, and have deeply shared values about the
   Internet’s development," said Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO
   of the Internet Society. "Our support to the W3C in their
   transition efforts demonstrates ISOC's commitment to ensuring
   the Internet continues to be an open, global platform for
   innovation." The announcement reflects the two organizations'
   shared aim of ensuring the continued growth and accessibility
   of the global Internet and Web, and stewardship
   responsibilities to ensure these global communication platforms
   continue to benefit users worldwide. More information is
   available in the press release and in a FAQ about ISOC and W3C.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/12/isocw3c-pr
   http://www.w3.org/2009/12/isocw3c-pr
   http://www.w3.org/2009/11/isoc-w3c-faq

WAI Gathering Additional Resources Supporting Web Accessibility
Business Case

   14 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8677

   The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group today published a
   first collection of statistics, case studies, and articles that
   support the business case for web accessibility, in Resources
   for Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your
   Organization. To learn about sharing your resources, see Share
   Resources Supporting the Web Accessibility Business Case blog
   post. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/resources
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/share_resources_supporting_the
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

New Internationalization Article: Choosing a Language Tag

   11 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8675

   The Internationalization Core Working Group publishes
   information to help people understand and use international
   aspects of W3C technologies. Recently the group published
   Choosing a Language Tag. The appearance of RFC 5646 earlier
   this year added a new 'extended language' subtag to BCP 47 and
   around 7,000 new entries in the IANA Language Subtag Registry.
   This article asks, which language tag is right for me, and how
   do I choose the language and other subtags I need? The answer
   outlines the necessary decisions in a step-by-step fashion.
   Visit the Internationalization home page.

   http://www.w3.org/International/core
   http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-choosing-language-
   tags
   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5646.txt
   http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry
   http://www.w3.org/International/

New WAI Resource: Involve Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier
Accessibility

   09 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8673

   The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group today published
   Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier
   Accessibility, which provides guidance for project managers,
   designers, and developers of:

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/involving
     * websites and web applications
     * browsers, media players, and assistive technologies
     * authoring tools such as content management systems (CMS),
       blog software, and WYSIWYG editors
     * standards and policies on accessibility
     * web technologies and technical specifications

   Learn more about this and the related document Involving Users
   in Evaluating Web Accessibility in the Involving Users
   announcement e-mail and the blog post Discover new ways of
   thinking about accessibility ; and learn more about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/users
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2009OctDec/0107
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/discover_new_ways_of_thinking
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Namespaces in XML 1.0 (Third Edition) is a W3C Recommendation

   08 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8671

   The XML Core Working Group has published "Namespaces in XML 1.0
   (Third Edition)" as a W3C Recommendation. XML namespaces
   provide a simple method for qualifying element and attribute
   names used in Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents by
   associating them with namespaces identified by URI references.
   This version, which supersedes the Second Edition, includes no
   substantive "changes." Among the accumulated errata which it
   incorporates is one of particular importance, which removes an
   incompatibility with the Fifth Edition of the XML 1.0
   specification itself. Learn more about the Extensible Markup
   Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-xml-names-20091208/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-xml-names-20091208/#changes
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

W3C Outlines Roadmap for Realizing Web for Social Development

   08 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8670

   W3C today outlines a roadmap for extending the Web to rural and
   underprivileged communities in developing countries. The
   "Mobile Web for Social Development (MW4D) Roadmap" examines the
   challenges to deploying and accessing development-oriented
   services and surveys the technology landscape for meeting those
   challenges. The document identifies two major challenges:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-mw4d-roadmap-20091208/
    1. barriers to Web access faced by underprivileged communities
       in developing countries, and
    2. barriers to authoring and deploying Web content, and
       accessing information, applications, and services on mobile
       phones.

   The roadmap was published by the Mobile Web for Social
   Development Interest Group, part of the W3C Mobile Web
   Initiative (MWI). Read the press release and learn more about
   the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI).

   http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/
   http://www.w3.org/2009/12/mw4d-pressrelease
   http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

W3C Invites Implementations of Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format
1.0

   08 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8669

   The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group invites
   implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of "Efficient
   XML Interchange (EXI) Format 1.0." This document is the
   specification of the Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) format, a
   very compact representation for the Extensible Markup Language
   (XML) Information Set that is intended to simultaneously
   optimize performance and the utilization of computational
   resources. The EXI format uses a hybrid approach drawn from the
   information and formal language theories, plus practical
   techniques verified by measurements, for entropy encoding XML
   information. Using a relatively simple algorithm, which is
   amenable to fast and compact implementation, and a small set of
   datatype representations, it reliably produces efficient
   encodings of XML event streams. The group also updated the "EXI
   Primer." Read the group's interoperability test plan and learn
   more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/EXI/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-exi-20091208/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-exi-primer-20091208/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/EXI/docs/interop/interop
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Last Call: Widget Access Request Policy

   08 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8668

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Widget Access Request Policy." This
   specification defines the security model controlling network
   access from within a widget, as well as a method for widget
   authors to request that the user agent grant access to certain
   network resources or sets thereof. Comments are welcome through
   13 January. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-access-20091208/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

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

Workshops

W3C Blog

     * Share Resources Supporting the Web Accessibility Business
       Case
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/share_resources_supporting_the
       14 December 2009 by Shawn Henry
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
     * Discover new ways of thinking about accessibility
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/discover_new_ways_of_thinking
       9 December 2009 by Shawn Henry
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

Upcoming Talks

     * 14 DEC 2009
       Starting up with the Semantic Web
       http://www.w3.org/2009/Talks/1214-Darmstadt-IH/
       by Ivan Herman
       Deutsche Telekom
       Darmstadt, Germany
     * 8 JAN 2010
       The ten euro computer: a contemplation on values
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/01-08-steven-ten-euro-computer
       by Steven Pemberton
       Freelance Factory
       http://freelancefactory.ning.com/events/the-10-euro-compute
       r
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     * 11 JAN 2010
       SKOS hands-on workshop
       by Regine Stein
       SKOS hands-on workshop
       Tel-Aviv, Israel
     * 28 JAN 2010
       Web Accessibility Promotion and Advocacy: Approaches and
       Resources
       by Shawn Henry
       ATIA 2010 Orlando
       http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3545
       Orlando, FL, USA
     * 29 JAN 2010
       Web Accessibility Standards and Guidelines Update 2010
       by Shawn Henry
       ATIA 2010 Orlando
       http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3545
       Orlando, FL, USA

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