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W3C Public Newsletter, 2010-10-11

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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:35:36 -0400
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The 2010-10-11 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Launches Points of Interest Working Group

   04 October 2010 | Archive


   W3C has launched a Points of Interest Working Group, whose
   mission is to develop technical specifications for the
   representation of "Points of Interest" information on the Web.
   For the purposes of this Working Group, a "Point of Interest"
   is defined simply as an entity at a physical location about
   which information is available. For example, the Taj Mahal in
   India is a point of interest, located at 27.174799° N,
   78.042111°E (in the WGS84 geodetic system). Additional
   information could be associated with it, such as: it was
   completed around 1653, has a particular shape, and that it is
   open to visitors during specific hours. Points of Interest
   information is used in a wide variety of applications such as:
   augmented reality ("AR"), mapping and navigation systems,
   geocaching, etc. This group will primarily focus on POI use
   within AR applications but will strive to ensure reusability
   across applications. The group will also explore how the AR
   industry could best use, influence and contribute to Web
   standards. More information is available in the Working Group
   Charter. W3C launches this group as the result of discussion at
   the W3C Workshop on Augmented Reality on the Web. Learn more
   about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


First Draft of Web DOM Core Draft Published

   07 October 2010 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "Web DOM Core." Web DOM Core defines
   interfaces for accessing and updating various types of nodes in
   a DOM tree, as well as interfaces for adding, getting, and
   removing items from lists of tokens, and interfaces for
   retrieving items from collections of nodes and from lists of
   strings. W3C invites feedback on this early draft. Learn more
   about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Call for Review: XHTML 1.1, XHTML Basic 1.1, XHTML Print Proposed
Edited Recommendations

   07 October 2010 | Archive


   The XHTML2 Working Group has published three Proposed Edited
   Recommendations of "XHTML 1.1," "XHTML Basic 1.1," and "XHTML
   Print." The first defines an XHTML document type that is based
   upon the module framework and modules defined in XHTML
   Modularization. The second is a smaller set of modules; just
   those required to be an XHTML host language document type. In
   addition it includes images, forms, basic tables, and object
   support. The third document is a profile designed to be
   appropriate for printing from mobile devices to low-cost
   printers that might not have a full-page buffer and that
   generally print from top-to-bottom and left-to-right with the
   paper in a portrait orientation. Comments are welcome through
   11 November. Learn more about the HTML Activity.


Starts Monday, 11 October: Introduction to SVG Course

   07 October 2010 | Archive


   As part of the Open Media Web project, co-funded by the
   European Union, the new W3C Course: Introduction to SVG begins
   on Monday, 11 October. The course is being lead by SVG IG
   member and author of an SVG Primer, David Dailey of Slippery
   Rock University, Pennsylvania with support from W3C Team member
   Phil Archer who leads the successful Mobile Web Best Practices
   course. The aim of this activity is to help people already
   familiar with core Web technologies, like HTML and XML, to
   extend their knowledge. Scalable Vector Graphics is not new,
   but it is rapidly gaining adherents and deployment across the
   world as developers aim to make content available on different
   sized screens without any loss of image quality. All modern
   browsers have at least some support for SVG and now really is
   the time to get to grips with this powerful and exciting
   technology. Registration will remain open for a while after the
   course starts but it's best to be there at the start when
   fellow participants are discussing the current material and
   receiving feedback from David Dailey on the assignments. For
   full details of the course and how to register, please see the
   course description. Learn more about SVG.


Last Call: Widget Packaging and Configuration

   05 October 2010 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Widget Packaging and Configuration." Widgets
   are client-side applications that are authored using Web
   standards such as HTML5, but whose content can also be embedded
   into Web documents. The packaging specification relies on
   PKWare's Zip specification as the archive format, XML as a
   configuration document format, and a series of steps that
   runtimes follow when processing and verifying various aspects
   of a package. Comments are welcome through 26 October. Learn
   more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


First Draft of Permissions for Device API Access Published

   05 October 2010 | Archive


   The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published the
   First Public Working Draft of "Permissions for Device API
   Access." A number of Web APIs, in particular those used to
   access private or sensitive data from the hosting device, are
   meant to be discoverable, as well as disabled or enabled on a
   site-by-site or application-by-application basis, depending on
   the security context. For instance, the feature element as
   defined in the Widget Packaging and Configuration specification
   allows a widget runtime engine to grant access only to the
   specific APIs that the configuration file of the widget listed.
   This document identifies and names the various permissions that
   are attached to existing Web APIs. Learn more about the
   Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


CSS Text Level 3 Draft Published

   05 October 2010 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "CSS Text Level 3." This CSS3 module defines
   properties for text manipulation and specifies their processing
   model. It covers line breaking, justification and alignment,
   white space handling, text decoration and text transformation.
   Learn more about the Style Activity.


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


     * 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.
     * 2010-12-08 ( 8 DEC) – 2010-12-09 ( 9 DEC)
       How can Technology help to improve Privacy on the Internet?
       Cambridge, MA, USA
       Jointly organized by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB),
       Internet Society (ISOC), MIT, and W3C
       Who we are (e.g. our thoughts, dreams, feelings, DNA
       sequence), what we own (such as financial property), what
       we have experienced and how we behave
       (audio/visual/olfactory transcripts), and how we can be
       reached (location, endpoint identifiers) are among the most
       personal pieces of information about us. More and more of
       this information is being digitized and made available
       electronically. The question for us therefore is: How can
       we ensure that architectures and technologies for the
       Internet, including the World Wide Web, are developed in a
       way that respects users’ privacy?

W3C Blog

     * CSS WG specs
       9 October 2010 by Daniel Glazman
     * HTML5: The jewel in the Open Web Platform
       8 October 2010 by Philippe Le Hégaret
     * Introducing the Web Font Awards
       4 October 2010 by Vladimir Levantovsky

Upcoming Talks

     * 2010-10-12 (12 OCT)
       טכנולוגיות אינטרנט מתפתחות - אפליקציות ווב, מובייל, הווב
       keynote by Eyal Sela
       Conference at Ministry of Defence, Government of Israel
       Tel-Aviv, Israel
     * 2010-10-13 (13 OCT)
       Das mehrsprachige Web
       by Felix Sasaki
       WebTech Conference
       Mainz, Germany
     * 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)
       HTML5 et le web de demain
       Paris Web 2010
       Paris, France
     * 2010-10-14 (14 OCT)
       Towards Video on the Web with HTML5
       by François Daoust
       NEM Summit
       Barcelona, Spain
     * 2010-10-15 (15 OCT)
       How does the Semantic Web Work?
       by Ivan Herman
       Café Semântico
       São Paulo, Brazil
     * 2010-10-18 (18 OCT)
       An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
       by Richard Ishida
       Internationalization & Unicode Conference
       Santa Clara, USA
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       A year on the Semantic Web @ W3C (with more details on
       by Ivan Herman
       Pontifícia Universidade Católica (Pontifical Catholic
       Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
     * 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)
       Extending Bidi Support on the Web
       Internationalization & Unicode Conference
       Santa Clara, USA
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       Accessibility Today: The Latest Standards and Guidelines
       by Shawn Henry
       Web Design World
       Las Vegas, NV, USA
     * 2010-10-20 (20 OCT)
       IRIs Beyond the Napkin: A Survey of Internationalized
       Resource Identifier Issues and Implementation
       Internationalization & Unicode Conference 34
       Santa Clara, CA, USA
     * 2010-10-27 (27 OCT)
       Mobile Web Best Practices - lessons learned since 2008
       by Phil Archer
       Bristol, United Kingdom
     * 2010-11-03 (3 NOV)
       Technologies for the upcoming web: Standards for the next
       web platform
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Conference Aarhus 2010
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2010-11-08 (8 NOV)
       Combine the Web of Data and the Web of Documents
       9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2010)
       Shanghai, China

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