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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-12-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20091221

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module
Level 3, Multi-Column Layout

   17 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8686

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group invites
   implementation of two Candidate Recommendations: "CSS
   Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3" and "CSS Multi-column
   Layout Module." CSS is a language for describing the rendering
   of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on
   paper, in speech, etc. The main extensions in Backgrouns and
   Borders over CSS 2 related to borders consisting of images,
   boxes with multiple backgrounds, boxes with rounded corners and
   boxes with shadows. Multicolumn features allow authors to flow
   content into multiple columns with a gap and a rule between
   them. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-css3-background-20091217/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-css3-multicol-20091217/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Media Fragments URI 1.0 First Draft Published

   17 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8685

   The Media Fragments Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "Media Fragments URI 1.0." Audio and
   video resources on the World Wide Web are currently treated as
   "foreign" objects, which can only be embedded using a plugin
   that is capable of decoding and interacting with the media
   resource. Specific media servers are generally required to
   provide for server-side features such as direct access to time
   offsets into a video without the need to retrieve the entire
   resource. Support for such media fragment access varies between
   different media formats and inhibits standard means of dealing
   with such content on the Web. Media Fragments URI 1.0 provides
   for a media-format independent, standard means of addressing
   media fragments on the Web using Uniform Resource Identifiers
   (URI). The Working Group also updated "Use cases and
   requirements for Media Fragments." Learn more about the Video
   in the Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Fragments/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-media-frags-20091217/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-media-frags-reqs-20091217/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/

Five Web Services Drafts Updated

   17 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8684

   The Web Services Resource Access Working Group published
   updates to five Working Drafts: "Web Services Enumeration
   (WS-Enumeration)," "Web Services Eventing (WS-Eventing),"
   "Web Services Resource Transfer (WS-RT)," "Web Services
   Transfer (WS-Transfer)," and "Web Services Metadata Exchange
   (WS-MetadataExchange)." The first describes a general
   SOAP-based protocol for enumerating a sequence of XML elements
   that is suitable for traversing logs, message queues, or other
   linear information models. The second describes a protocol that
   allows Web services to subscribe to or accept subscriptions for
   event notification. The third defines extensions to WS-Transfer
   that deal primarily with fragment-based access to resources to
   satisfy the common requirements of WS-ResourceFramework and
   WS-Management. The fourth describes a general SOAP-based
   protocol for accessing XML representations of Web service-based
   resources. The fifth defines how metadata associated with a Web
   service endpoint can be represented as resources, how metadata
   can be embedded in endpoint references, and how metadata could
   be retrieved from a Web service endpoint. Learn more about the
   Web Services Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/ra/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ws-enumeration-20090924/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ws-eventing-20090924/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ws-resource-transfer-20090924/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ws-transfer-20090924/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-ws-metadata-exchange-20090924/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Use Cases for Possible Future EMMA Features Note Published

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8683

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published a Group
   Note of "Use Cases for Possible Future EMMA Features." Since
   "EMMA 1.0" became a W3C Recommendation, a number of new
   possible use cases for the EMMA language have emerged, e.g.,
   multimodal output, biometrics, emotion, sensor data,
   multi-stage dialogs and interactions with multiple users. This
   document describes those use cases and illustrates how the EMMA
   language could be extended to support them. Learn more about
   W3C's Multimodal Interaction Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-emma-usecases-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/emma/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/Activity

New Drafts of XQuery 1.1, XPath 2.1 and Supporting Documents
Published

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8682

   As part of work on XSLT 2.1 and XQuery 1.1, the XQuery and XSL
   Working Groups have published First Public Working Drafts of
   "XQuery and XPath Data Model 1.1," "XPath and XQuery Functions
   and Operators 1.1," "XSLT and XQuery Serialization 1.1" and
   "XPath 2.1." In addition, The XQuery Working Group has updated
   drafts for "XQuery 1.1: An XML Query Language," "XQueryX 1.1"
   and "XQuery 1.1 Requirements." Learn more about XML at W3C.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xpath-datamodel-11-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xpath-functions-11-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xslt-xquery-serialization-11-20091
   215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xpath-21-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xquery-11-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xqueryx-11-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-xquery-11-requirements-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/standards/xml/

W3C China Office Supports First Web Standards Event of Webrebuild.org
in Beijing

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8681

   [] The W3C China Office supported Webrebuild.org with their
   first Web Standards Event in Beijing. The theme of the event,
   attended by over 100 people, was "Thoughts on Web Standards"
   and it aimed at offering a platform for developers in Beijing
   to discuss and share ideas of how to make better use of Web
   standards and technologies. Speakers discussed browser
   compatibility, CSS3.0, HTML5 and ontologies. AnQi (Angel) Li
   from the W3C China Office gave an opening speech to welcome the
   attendees and introduced the W3C China Office. Learn more about
   upcoming W3C talks internationally.

   http://www.webrebuild.org/
   http://www.chinaw3c.org/
   http://www.webrebuild.org/
   http://www.w3.org/Talks/

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA), Authoring
Practices, and Implementation Guide Working Drafts Published

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8680

   The Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) published an
   updated Working Draft of "WAI-ARIA," the Accessible Rich
   Internet Applications technical specification for making
   dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with
   disabilities. PFWG also published Working Drafts of the
   "WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide" that provides
   guidance on how browsers and other user agents should expose
   WAI-ARIA features to platform accessibility APIs, and "WAI-ARIA
   Authoring Practices" that describes how Web content developers
   can develop accessible rich Web applications using WAI-ARIA.
   These and other WAI-ARIA documents are described in the
   WAI-ARIA Overview. Read the WAI-ARIA review announcement for
   details, and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-implementation-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-wai-aria-practices-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2009OctDec/0118
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

W3C Invites Implementations of MathML Version 3.0, CSS Profile

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8679

   The Math Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate
   Recommendations "Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version
   3.0" and "A MathML for CSS Profile." The former defines the
   Mathematical Markup Language, an XML application for describing
   mathematical notation and capturing both its structure and
   content. The goal of MathML is to enable mathematics to be
   served, received, and processed on the World Wide Web, just as
   HTML has enabled this functionality for text. The second
   specification describes a profile of MathML 3.0 that allows
   formatting with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The group is
   developing a Test Suite for specifications, starting from the
   MathML 2.0 Test Suite. Read the disposition of last call
   comments for MathML 3.0 and for the CSS Profile. Learn more
   about the Math Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Math/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-MathML3-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-mathml-for-css-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/Math/testsuite/
   http://www.w3.org/Math/lastcall3/Overview
   http://www.w3.org/Math/lastcallcss/Overview
   http://www.w3.org/Math/

Call for Review: Selectors Level 3 Proposed Recommendation Published

   15 December 2009 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2009#entry-8678

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Proposed Recommendation of "Selectors Level 3." Selectors are
   patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such
   form one of several technologies that can be used to select
   nodes in an XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use
   with HTML and XML, and are designed to be usable in
   performance-critical code. See the group's implementation
   report and "disposition of Last Call comments." Comments are
   welcome through 31 January 2010. Learn more about the Style
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/PR-css3-selectors-20091215/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/CSS3/Selectors/20091025/report
   s/CR-ImpReport
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-css3-selectors-20090310/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

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/

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       r
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       Practice
       by Shawn Henry
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       http://www.milwauchi.org/
       Milwaukee, WI, USA
     * 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
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       by Shawn Henry
       ATIA 2010 Orlando
       http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3545
       Orlando, FL, USA

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