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W3C Public Newsletter, 2010-08-23

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:38:44 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2010-08-23 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Leads Discussion at TypeCon 2010 on New Open Web Font Format

   17 August 2010 | Archive


   W3C attends TypeCon 2010 this week for community discussion
   about "Web Open File Format (WOFF)," the new open format for
   enabling high-quality typography for the Web. WOFF expands the
   typographic palette available to Web designers, improving
   readability, accessibility, internationalization, branding, and
   search optimization. Though still in the early phases of
   standardization, WOFF represents a pivotal agreement among
   browser vendors, foundries and font service providers who have
   convened at W3C to address the long-standing goal of advancing
   Web typography. “As a key Web font standard developed by W3C,
   WOFF 1.0 represents a universal solution for enabling advanced
   typography on the Web,” said Vladimir Levantovsky, W3C WebFonts
   Working Group chair and senior technology strategist at
   Monotype Imaging, Inc. “With the backing of browser companies
   and font vendors, who are making their fonts available for
   licensing in WOFF, this new W3C Recommendation-track document
   will bring rich typographic choice for content creators, Web
   authors and brand managers." Learn more in the press release
   and WOFF FAQ, as well as more about fonts on the Web.


W3C Launches Web Performance Working Group

   19 August 2010 | Archive


   W3C has launched a new Web Performance Working Group, whose
   mission is to provide methods to measure aspects of application
   performance of user agent features and APIs. As Web browsers
   and their underlying engines include richer capabilities and
   become more powerful, Web developers are building more
   sophisticated applications where application performance is
   increasingly important. Developers need the ability to assess
   and understand the performance characteristics of their
   applications using well-defined interoperable methods. This new
   Working Group will look at user agent features and APIs to
   measure aspects of application performance. Group deliverables
   will apply to desktop and mobile browsers and other non-browser
   environments where appropriate and will be consistent with Web
   technologies designed in other working groups including HTML,
   CSS, WebApps, DAP and SVG. Learn more in the Working Group
   charter and how this work fits into the W3C's Rich Web Client


Contacts API Draft Published

   17 August 2010 | Archive


   The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "Contacts API." This specification defines
   the concept of a user's unified address book - where address
   book data may be sourced from a plurality of sources - both
   online and locally. This specification then defines the
   interfaces on which 3rd party applications can access a user's
   unified address book; with explicit user permission and
   filtering. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications


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


     * 2010-09-02 ( 2 SEP) – 2010-09-03 ( 3 SEP)
       Web on TV
       Tokyo, Japan
       With the support of the Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs
       and Communications
       The demand for access to applications, video, and other
       network services continues to grow. The Web platform itself
       continues its expansion to support mobile devices,
       television, home appliances, in-car systems, and more
       consumer electronics. To meet the growing demand, the Web
       platform of the future will require smarter integration of
       non-PC devices with Web technology so that both hardware
       and software vendors can provide richer Web applications on
       various devices at lower costs.
     * 2010-10-04 ( 4 OCT) – 2010-10-05 ( 5 OCT)
       Workshop on Privacy and Data Usage Control
       Cambridge, MA, USA
       This workshop will explore solutions to privacy based on
       controlling data usage and on data handling. We also
       solicit contributions on techniques for `sticky policies'
       that ensure that policies constantly move along with the
       related data.
     * 2010-10-05 ( 5 OCT) – 2010-10-06 ( 6 OCT)
       Workshop on Emotion Markup Language
       Paris, France
       Hosted by Telecom ParisTech
     * 2010-10-26 (26 OCT) – 2010-10-27 (27 OCT)
       The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?
       Madrid, Spain
       Hosted by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
       Today, the World Wide Web is fundamental to communication
       in all walks of life. As the share of English web pages
       decreases and that of other languages increases, it is
       vitally important to ensure the multilingual success of the
       World Wide Web.
       The MultilingualWeb project is looking at best practices
       and standards related to all aspects of creating,
       localizing and deploying the Web multilingually. The
       project aims to raise the visibility of existing best
       practices and standards and identify gaps. The core vehicle
       for this is a series of four events which are planned for
       the coming two years. As the first of the four events, this
       workshop will introduce and review currently available best
       practices and standards aimed at helping content creators,
       localizers, tools developers, and others meet the
       challenges of the multilingual Web.

W3C Blog

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives

Upcoming Talks

     * 2010-08-30 (30 AUG)
       GUI Frameworks for Web Applications
       Mohamed ZERGAOUI
       SVG Open 2010
       Paris, France
     * 2010-09-01 (1 SEP)
       All Good Things Come in Threes: A Tale of Three Screens
       by Alex Danilo
       SVG Open 2010
       Paris, France
     * 2010-09-05 (5 SEP)
       כלים ושיטות להנגשת אתרי אינטרנט
       by Eyal Sela
       וורדקמפ 2010
       Jerusalem, Israel
     * 2010-09-10 (10 SEP)
       Implementing WCAG 2.0
       by Michael Cooper
       Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
       Ontario, Canada
     * 2010-09-20 (20 SEP)
       Extensible Multimodal Annotation for Intelligent Virtual
       by Deborah Dahl
       10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
       Philadelphia, USA
     * 2010-09-27 (27 SEP)
       An introduction to the HTML5 Platform
       by Philippe Le Hégaret
       HTML5 Redux
       Cambridge, MA, USA
     * 2010-10-06 (6 OCT)
       Mobile and Accessible
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       International ÆGIS Conference
       Sevilla, Spain
     * 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)
       How does the Semantic Web Work?
       keynote by Ivan Herman
       1. DGI-Konferenz, 62. DGI Jahrestagung: Semantic Web &
       Linked Data
       Frankfurt, Germany
     * 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)
       HTML5 et le web de demain
       Paris Web 2010
       Paris, France
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Bringing Together Usability and Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       Web Design World
       Las Vegas, NV, USA
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Accessibility Today: The Latest Standards and Guidelines
       by Shawn Henry
       Web Design World
       Las Vegas, NV, USA

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