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W3C Public Newsletter, 2010-09-13

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2010-09-13 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20100913

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Extends Speech Framework to Asian Languages

   07 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8885

   W3C today extended speech on the Web to an enormous new market
   by improving support for Asian languages and multi-lingual
   voice applications. The "Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML
   1.1)" Recommendation provides control over voice selection as
   well as speech characteristics such as pronunciation, volume,
   and pitch. SSML is part of W3C's "Speech Interface Framework"
   for building voice applications, which also includes the widely
   deployed "VoiceXML." "With SSML 1.1 there is an intentional
   focus on Asian language support," said Dan Burnett, Co-Chair of
   the Voice Browser Working Group and Director of Speech
   Technologies and Standards at Voxeo, "including Chinese
   languages, Japanese, Thai, Urdu, and others, to provide a wide
   deployment potential." Read more in the press release and W3C
   Member Testimonials. Learn more about voice browsing.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/REC-speech-synthesis11-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/voice-intro/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/voicexml21
   http://www.w3.org/2010/08/ssml-pr
   http://www.w3.org/2010/08/ssml-testimonials
   http://www.w3.org/standards/webofdevices/voice

Introduction to SVG online course: Early Bird Registration open!

   10 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8893

   W3C is delighted to announce its latest online training course:
   Introduction to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The 5-week
   online course will be lead by David Dailey of Slippery Rock
   University, Pennsylvania, who is writing an SVG Primer. People
   taking the course will:

   http://www.w3.org/2010/09/intro_svg_course_description.php
   http://srufaculty.sru.edu/david.dailey/
     * create SVG documents;
     * learn how to add border effects, linear and radial
       gradients;
     * add animation using SMIL;
     * use scripting to transform and manipulate images; and
     * make graphics interactive and responsive to user input.

   The only pre-requisite for the course is that participants have
   some familiarity with HTML/XML and the ability to edit source
   code directly. Participants will have access to lectures and
   assignments guided by W3C experts on this topic. There will
   also be opportunities to discuss and share experiences with
   your peers who are faced with the same challenges of Web
   design.

   Registration is now open. The Early bird rate of 95 Euros is
   available until 1 October. After that date, the rate is 125
   Euros. Full details of the course (audience, content, timing,
   weekly commitment) is available in the Introduction to SVG:
   Course Description.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/09/intro_svg_course_description.php

New Resources for HTML and CSS Authors on Character Encodings

   09 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8891

   The Internationalization Core Working Group has just published
   6 new articles and updated a further 5 articles and a tutorial
   to help HTML and CSS authors understand how to work with
   character encodings on the Web. For instance, there are
   articles that explore how to choose an encoding, how to declare
   it in various flavours of HTML and XHTML, what you need to know
   about the byte-order mark and normalization, and when to use
   (or not use) character escapes. For more iI18n news and RSS
   feeds, visit the Internationalization home page.

   http://www.w3.org/International/core/
   http://www.w3.org/International/articlelist#characters
   http://www.w3.org/International/

Last Call: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification

   08 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8890

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events
   Specification." DOM Events is designed with two main goals.
   The first goal is the design of an event system which allows
   registration of event listeners and describes event flow
   through a tree structure. Additionally, the specification will
   provide standard modules of events for user interface control
   and document mutation notifications, including defined
   contextual information for each of these event modules. The
   second goal of DOM Events is to provide a common subset of the
   current event systems used in existing browsers. This is
   intended to foster interoperability of existing scripts and
   content. Comments are welcome through 18 October. Learn more
   about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-DOM-Level-3-Events-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

W3C Invites Implementations of Geolocation API Specification

   07 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8889

   The Geolocation Working Group invites implementation of the
   Candidate Recommendation of "Geolocation API Specification."
   The Geolocation API defines a high-level interface to location
   information associated only with the device hosting the
   implementation, such as latitude and longitude. The API itself
   is agnostic of the underlying location information sources.
   Common sources of location information include Global
   Positioning System (GPS) and location inferred from network
   signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi and Bluetooth MAC
   addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs, as well as user input. Learn
   more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/geolocation/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/CR-geolocation-API-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

XMLHttpRequest Level 2 Draft Published

   07 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8888

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "XMLHttpRequest Level 2." The XMLHttpRequest Level 2
   specification enhances the XMLHttpRequest object with new
   features, such as cross-origin requests, progress events, and
   the handling of byte streams for both sending and receiving.
   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-XMLHttpRequest2-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: The Widget Interface

   07 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8887

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "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 28 September. Learn more about the
   Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-widgets-apis-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Updated Note: Device API Access Control Use Cases and Requirements

   07 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8886

   The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has updated a Group
   Note of "Device API Access Control Use Cases and Requirements"
   . This document examines the question of managing sensitive
   information that can become available through device APIs
   (e.g., position information). The approach taken in this
   document is to simplify the possible interactions by
   considering three related use cases: (1) browser web pages and
   untrusted widgets (2) trusted widgets and applications, and (3)
   delegated authority. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web
   Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-dap-policy-reqs-20100907/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

Five XML Security Drafts Published

   01 September 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8883

   The XML Security Working Group has published five working
   drafts today. "XML Signature 2.0," "Canonical XML 2.0" and the
   "XML Signature Streamable Profile of XPath 1.0" are part of an
   ongoing effort to rework XML Signature and Canonical XML in
   order to address issues around performance, streaming,
   robustness, and attack surface. The Working Group has also
   published updated Working Drafts for its "XML Signature Best
   Practices" and "XML Security Relax NG Schemas" Working Group
   Notes. Learn more about XML Security.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmldsig-core2-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xml-c14n2-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmldsig-xpath-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmldsig-bestpractices-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-xmlsec-rngschema-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/standards/xml/security

Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 3.0 Draft Published

   31 August 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8882

   The Voice Browser Working Group has published a Working Draft
   of "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 3.0." Voice
   XML is used to create 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/2010/WD-voicexml30-20100831/
   http://www.w3.org/Voice/

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

Workshops

     * 2010-10-04 ( 4 OCT) – 2010-10-05 ( 5 OCT)
       Workshop on Privacy and Data Usage Control
       http://www.w3.org/2010/policy-ws/
       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
       http://www.w3.org/2010/10/emotionml/cfp
       Paris, France
       Hosted by Telecom ParisTech
     * 2010-10-26 (26 OCT) – 2010-10-27 (27 OCT)
       The Multilingual Web - Where Are We?
       http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/madrid/cfp
       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

     * HTML5: Getting to Last Call
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/09/html5_getting_to_last_call
       10 September 2010 by Philippe Le Hégaret
       http://www.w3.org/People/LeHegaret/
     * Web on TV workshop in Japan
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/09/web_on_tv_workshop_in_japan
       2 September 2010 by Philippe Le Hégaret
       http://www.w3.org/People/LeHegaret/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2010-09-13 (13 SEP)
       Towards Video on the Web with HTML5
       by Philipp Hoschka
       IBC 2010 - Connected World
       http://www.ibc.org/page.cfm/link=316
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     * 2010-09-15 (15 SEP)
       What do they do with my RDFa?
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/0915Berlin-KB/
       by Klaus Birkenbihl
       W3C-Tag
       http://www.xinnovations.de/w3c-tag
       Berlin, Germany
     * 2010-09-20 (20 SEP)
       Extensible Multimodal Annotation for Intelligent Virtual
       Agents
       by Deborah Dahl
       10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
       http://iva2010.seas.upenn.edu/
       Philadelphia, USA
     * 2010-09-21 (21 SEP)
       Privacy...going, going, gone?
       panel features Renato Iannella
       World Computer Congress 2010
       http://www.wcc2010.com/
       Brisbane, Australia
     * 2010-09-21 (21 SEP)
       HTML5 & CSS3 - nytt lyft för webben
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20100921/
       by Olle Olsson
       DFS Seminarium
       http://natverk.dfs.se/vastra/webb-100921
       Göteborg, Sweden
     * 2010-09-27 (27 SEP)
       An introduction to the HTML5 Platform
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/0927-html5-plh/
       by Philippe Le Hégaret
       HTML5 Redux
       http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/calendar/14457300/
       Cambridge, MA, USA
     * 2010-09-30 (30 SEP)
       Privacy Awareness: Icons and Expression for Social Networks
       by Renato Iannella
       Virtual Goods + ODRL Workshop 2010
       http://virtualgoods.org/2010/
       Namur, Belgium
     * 2010-10-06 (6 OCT)
       Mobile and Accessible
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       International ÆGIS Conference
       http://www.aegis-project.eu/
       Sevilla, Spain
     * 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)
       HTML5 & CSS3 - nytt lyft för webben
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20101007/
       by Olle Olsson
       DFS Seminarium
       http://natverk.dfs.se/node/20243
       Linköping, Sweden
     * 2010-10-07 (7 OCT)
       How does the Semantic Web Work?
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/1007-Frankfurt-IH/#talk
       keynote by Ivan Herman
       1. DGI-Konferenz, 62. DGI Jahrestagung: Semantic Web &
       Linked Data
       http://www.dgi-konferenz.de/index
       Frankfurt, Germany
     * 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)
       HTML5 et le web de demain
       Paris Web 2010
       http://www.paris-web.fr/2010/
       Paris, France
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Bringing Together Usability and Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       Web Design World
       http://webdesignworld.com/
       Las Vegas, NV, USA
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Accessibility Today: The Latest Standards and Guidelines
       by Shawn Henry
       Web Design World
       http://webdesignworld.com/
       Las Vegas, NV, USA
     * 2010-10-27 (27 OCT)
       Mobile Web Best Practices - lessons learned since 2008
       by Phil Archer
       MyMobileBristol
       http://mymobilebristol.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/2010/07/13/introduci
       ng-the-mymobilebristol-project/
       Bristol, United Kingdom
     * 2010-11-03 (3 NOV)
       Technologies for the upcoming web: Standards for the next
       web platform
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20101103/
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Conference Aarhus 2010
       http://www.jboye.com/conferences/aarhus10/
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2010-11-08 (8 NOV)
       Combine the Web of Data and the Web of Documents
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/RDFa-Drupal-Tutorial/#talk
       9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)
       http://iswc2010.semanticweb.org/
       Shanghai, China

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