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The 2011-01-03 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Build Smarter Mobile Web Apps with Best Practices Standard

   14 December 2010 | Archive


   " " W3C today issues standard best practices to create smarter
   mobile Web applications. The "Mobile Web Application Best
   Practices " offers practical advice from many mobile Web
   stakeholders for the easy development and the deployment of
   mobile Web applications that work across many platforms. The
   guidelines also indicate how to design Web applications that
   are efficient, well-suited to different contexts, and which
   boost the overall mobile user experience. A convenient set of
   cards, available in English and other languages, summarizes the
   key points for easy use. Read the press release and
   testimonials. Learn more about the W3C Mobile Web Initiative.


Early Bird Rate Extended for SVG Introduction Course

   22 December 2010 | Archive


   Register for the next session of W3C's online training course:
   Introduction to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The early bird
   rate of €124 is extended until 4 January 2011. After that, the
   rate is €165. Professor David Dailey of Slippery Rock
   University, Pennsylvania, will lead the course, as he has led
   previous sessions. The course is six weeks long, starting in
   January 2011. The first four weeks are the "core" of the
   training, where participants learn how to create SVG documents,
   add border effects, rescale and rotate images, etc.The final
   two weeks of the course, optional, will show how to add
   animation, use scripting, create interactive graphics, and
   more. The only pre-requisite for the course is to have some
   familiarity with HTML/XML and the ability to edit source code
   directly. Full details of the course (audience, content,
   timing, weekly commitment) are available in the Introduction to
   SVG: Course Description. Learn more about Scalable Vector


Two Voice Specifications Updated: VoiceXML 2.0 and SCXML

   16 December 2010 | Archive


   The Voice Browser Working Group has published Working Drafts
   today of "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 3.0" and
   "State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for Control
   Abstraction." VoiceXML 3.0 is a modular XML language for
   creating 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. SCXML is a general-purpose event-based state
   machine language that can be used in many ways, including with
   VoiceXML. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.


XHTML2 Working Group Documents Published as W3C Notes

   16 December 2010 | Archive


   W3C today published a number of documents from the XHTML 2
   Working Group as W3C Notes:

     * XHTML 2.0, a general-purpose markup language designed to
       represent documents for a wide range of purposes across the
       World Wide Web.
     * XML Events 2, designed to provide an interoperable way of
       associating behaviors with document-level markup.
     * CURIE Syntax 1.0, a syntax for expressing Compact URIs
     * HLink, a module that provides the ability to specify which
       attributes of elements represent links, and how those links
       should be traversed. HLink also extends XLink use to a
       wider class of languages than those restricted to the
       syntactic style allowed by XLink.
     * XHTML Role Attribute Module, a module to support role
       classification of elements
     * XHTML Access Module, a module designed to enhance document
     * XFrames, intended originally to replace HTML Frames.

   Learn more about the XHTML 2 Working Group.


Design Notes for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0 Draft

   16 December 2010 | Archive


   The XSL Working Group has published a Working Draft of "Design
   Notes for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0." This
   document describes initial design notes for version 2.0 of XSL
   Formatting Objects (XSL-FO). The requirements involve
   pagination and layout, composition, non-Western language
   support, and more. The new draft includes work on copy-fitting,
   parallel text, numbering, Ruby (as described by the Japanese
   Layout Task Force), and multiple columns with individual
   styles. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML)


W3C Updates and Aligns XML Query and XPath 3.0 versions

   16 December 2010 | Archive


   In addition to publishing Second Editions of the 1.0 versions
   of XML Query and XPath, the XSL and XML Query Working Groups
   updated Working Drafts for the next major version of the
   specifications, in particular: "XQuery 3.0," "XQueryX 3.0,"
   and "XPath 3.0." The number "3.0" was chosen so that all of
   the corresponding specifications would have the same number,
   simplifying the previous mixture of "1.1" and "2.1" version
   numbers. The new 3.0 drafts incorporate the changes that were
   made for the second editions, and also add significant new
   features. XPath is a language for selecting parts of XML
   documents; XQuery and XQueryX are query languages for
   selecting, joining and manipulating XML documents. All three
   languages operate on any data source that can be represented as
   instances of the XQuery and XPath abstract Data Model (XDM).


   The Working Group also published the following supporting
   documents, each of which lists notable changes in an appendix:
   " XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.0," "XPath and XQuery
   Functions and Operators 3.0," "XQuery 3.0 Use Cases," and "
   XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.0."


W3C Revises XPath 2.0, XQuery 1.0, XQueryX 1.0, and Supporting

   16 December 2010 | Archive


   Today the XML Query and XSL Working Groups published three
   revised Recommendations, "XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0 (Second
   Edition)," "XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language (Second
   Edition)" and "XML Syntax for XQuery 1.0 (XQueryX) (Second
   Edition)." XPath is a language for selecting parts of XML
   documents; XQuery and XQueryX are query languages for
   selecting, joining and manipulating XML documents. All three
   languages operate on any data source that can be represented as
   instances of the XQuery and XPath abstract Data Model. Also
   published are second editions of their supporting documents,
   "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model (XDM)," "Query 1.0 and
   XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators," "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0
   Formal Semantics," and "XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization"


   The new editions incorporate errata and make a number of
   clarifications that resulted from experience of over 50
   implementations and widespread use. In addition, a number of
   issues that arose during testing for the second edition were
   clarified, a process that took several months. The Working
   Groups are continuing to process issues that arrived after the
   end of the review period; any resulting changes will be
   incorporated either into a third edition or into the 3.0
   versions of these documents. Learn more about XML technology.


W3C Launches Federated Social Web Incubator Group

   15 December 2010 | Archive


   W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Federated Social
   Web Incubator Group, whose mission is to investigate the core
   functionality and the overall technical architecture for a
   federated social web, provide a set of community-driven
   specifications and a test-case suite for a federated social web
   that offers a compelling experience for users. The following
   W3C Members have sponsored the charter for this group: DERI,
   Google, OpenLink, Vodafone. Read more about the Incubator
   Activity, an initiative to foster development of emerging
   Web-related technologies. Incubator Activity work is not on the
   W3C standards track but in many cases serves as a starting
   point for a future Working Group.


Incubator Group Report: Provenance XG Final Report

   14 December 2010 | Archive


   The W3C Provenance Incubator Group has published their final
   report. The provenance of information is crucial to making
   determinations about whether information is trusted, how to
   integrate diverse information sources, and how to give credit
   to originators when reusing information. The report highlights
   the importance of provenance and presents requirements in a
   variety of contexts in the Web based on use cases collected
   from the community. Based on these requirements and a close
   examination of existing provenance work, the XG identified the
   need for standard mechanisms to represent and access
   provenance. The group formulated a roadmap for provenance on
   the Web that includes short term and long term priorities. The
   group also agreed to concrete starting points to ensure rapid
   progress towards a standardization effort, and proposed a
   charter for a Provenance Interchange Working Group. This
   publication is part of the Incubator Activity, a forum where
   W3C Members can innovate and experiment. This work is not on
   the W3C standards track.


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


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       such as location-based services. W3C is organizing this
       workshop to bring the television industry and other
       producers of consumer electronics into the discussion.
       Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to
       share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to
       ensure that emerging global standards meet their needs.

W3C Blog

     * Get ready for HTML5 Graphics: Start the new year learning
       SVG - Early bird rate expiring soon!!
       31 December 2010 by Philipp Hoschka

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-01-03 (3 JAN)
       Mobile Web Application Best Practices
       by Eyal Sela
       Mobile Web Applications workshop
       Tel Aviv, Israel
     * 2011-01-17 (17 JAN)
       État des travaux en cours au W3C et perspectives
       keynote by Ivan Herman
       1ères journées professionnelles du Web Sémantique
       Paris, France

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