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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-03-07 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20110307

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Web Tracking and Privacy Focus of W3C Workshop

   03 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9025

   Tracking (e.g., for behavioral advertising) has come to the
   forefront recently as part of the overall Web privacy
   conversation in the broader Web and policy community. Several
   software vendors (including Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google) are
   offering measures that are intended to permit users to opt out
   of this tracking, or to prevent tracking by Web sites that are
   known to engage in these practices. Similar technology is
   deployed in a number of plugins (including NoScript, AdBlock
   plus, TACO, and PrivacyChoice). As part of ongoing efforts in
   the area of user privacy on the Web, W3C is organizing a
   Workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy, 28-29 April 2011 in
   Princeton, New Jersey (USA). Topics are likely to include:
   whether a do not track proposal is advisable or other means
   might accomplish the same goals; benefits and challenges of
   browser-bade approaches; other approaches to better user
   privacy in the face of frequent online tracking. Anyone may
   participate in this Workshop; a position paper is required and
   space is limited. Position papers are due 25 March 2011 but
   expressions of interest sooner than that are appreciated. Many
   thanks to the Center for Information Technology Policy at
   Princeton University for hosting the meeting. Please see the
   the Call for Participation for further details.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/#paper
   http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/#eoi
   http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/

W3C Invites Implementer Feedback on XML Security 1.1 Specifications

   04 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9027

   The XML Security Working Group published four Candidate
   Recommendations today: "XML Signature Syntax and Processing
   1.1," "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing 1.1," "XML
   Security Generic Hybrid Ciphers," and "XML Signature
   Properties." XML Signatures provide integrity, message
   authentication, and/or signer authentication services for data
   of any type, whether located within the XML that includes the
   signature or elsewhere. As companion documents, the Working
   Group has released new Working Drafts of "XML Security 1.1
   Requirements and Design Considerations" and "XML Security RELAX
   NG Schemas."

   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmldsig-core1-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmlenc-core1-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmlsec-generic-hybrid-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmldsig-properties-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xmlsec-reqs-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xmlsec-rngschema-20110303/

   To address patent disclosures related to the XML Signature 1.1
   and XML Encryption 1.1 specifications, W3C has chartered a
   Patent Advisory Group. Learn more about W3C's Security
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/xmlsec-pag/
   http://www.w3.org/Security/Activity

W3C Launches Patent Advisory Group for XML Signature and XML
Encryption

   04 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9026

   In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a
   Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related
   to the "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing 1.1" and "XML
   Signature Syntax and Processing 1.1" specifications; see the
   PAG charter. The XML Security Working Group develops this
   specification. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the
   event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is
   not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing
   requirements. Public comments regarding these disclosures may
   be sent to public-xmlsec-comments@w3.org (with public archive).
   Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.

   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/02/xmlsec-pag-charter
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core1/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core1/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/02/xmlsec-pag-charter
   http://www.w3.org/2008/xmlsec/
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Except
   ion
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#def-RF
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xmlsec-comments/
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Except
   ion

W3C Note Published: Describing Linked Datasets with the VoID
Vocabulary

   03 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9024

   The Semantic Web Interest Group has published a Group Note of
   "Describing Linked Datasets with the VoID Vocabulary."
   Semantic Web and other technologies have made it easy and
   beneficial to publish and share datasets. When someone wants to
   select a dataset, one of the fundamental questions is, what
   does it offer? There are datasets such as DBpedia that cover
   quite a range of topics, whereas there are others that only
   talk about a certain domain (books, places, etc.). VoID
   provides a bridge between the publishers and users of datasets.
   VoID addresses a variety of needs, ranging from data discovery
   to cataloging and archiving of datasets. Most importantly, VoID
   helps users find the right data for their tasks. Today's
   publication provides advice about deployment of dataset
   descriptions and discusses the discovery as well. Learn more
   about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/NOTE-void-20110303/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

W3C Launches HTML5 Chinese Interest Group

   01 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9023

   W3C has launched the HTML5 Chinese Interest Group, whose
   mission is to facilitate focused discussion in Chinese of the
   HTML5 specification and of specifications closely related to
   HTML5, to gather comments and questions in Chinese about those
   specifications, to collect information about specific use cases
   in Chinese speaking region for technologies defined in those
   specifications, and to report the results of its activities as
   a group back to the HTML Working Group, as well as to other
   relevant groups and to the W3C membership and community. Learn
   more in the charter (available in Chinese as well), join the
   Interest Group, and learn more about the W3C HTML Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/html/ig/zh/
   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
   http://www.w3.org/html/ig/zh/charter
   http://www.w3.org/html/ig/zh/#join
   http://www.w3.org/html/

Web Notifications First Draft Published

   01 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9022

   The Web Notification Working Group has published the First
   Public Working Draft of "Web Notifications." This
   specification provides an API to generate simple notifications
   to alert users outside of the web page. It does not specify
   exactly how a user agent should display these notifications;
   the best presentation depends on the device where the user
   agent is run. When this specificiation refers to displaying
   notifications on the "desktop", it generally refers to some
   static display area outside the web page, but may take several
   forms, including a corner of the user's display, an area within
   the chrome of the user agent, or the "home" screen of a mobile
   device. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/web-notifications/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-notifications-20110301/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Best practices for creating MMI Modality Components Note Published

   01 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9021

   The Multimodal Interaction (MMI) Working Group today published
   "Best practices for creating MMI Modality Components" as a
   Group Note. Multimodal access means that people may use diverse
   "modalities" for interaction with the Web, including screen,
   keyboard, digital ink, voice, speech output, etc. The Working
   Group has defined a general and flexible framework providing
   interoperability among modality-specific components from
   different vendors - for example, speech recognition from one
   vendor and handwriting recognition from another. The current
   Note provides additional informative guidelines for authors of
   MMI modality components. Its purpose is to help authors create
   useful constituents that may be more easily incorporated into a
   multimodal system. Learn more about the Multimodal Interaction
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/NOTE-mmi-mcbp-20110301/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/Activity

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

Workshops

     * 2011-04-04 ( 4 APR) – 2011-04-05 ( 5 APR)
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents/pisa-workshop/pisa-
       cfp
       Pisa, Italy
       Hosted jointly by the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
       and Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Consiglio
       Nazionale delle Ricerche.
       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. Following the highly successful first
       event in Madrid, this second workshop will be held in Pisa,
       Italy.
     * 2011-04-28 (28 APR) – 2011-04-29 (29 APR)
       Web Tracking and User Privacy
       http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/
       Princeton, New Jersey
       Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy at
       Princeton University
       Tracking (e.g., for behavioral advertising) has come to the
       forefront recently as part of the overall Web privacy
       conversation in the broader Web and policy community.
       Several software vendors (including Microsoft, Mozilla, and
       Google) are offering measures that are intended to permit
       users to opt out of this tracking, or to prevent tracking
       by Web sites that are known to engage in these practices.
       Similar technology is deployed in a number of plugins
       (including NoScript, AdBlock plus, TACO, and
       PrivacyChoice). As part of ongoing efforts in the area of
       user privacy on the Web, W3C is organizing a Workshop on
       Web Tracking and User Privacy.
     * 2011-06-04 ( 4 JUN) – 2011-06-05 ( 5 JUN)
       Mobile and Web Technologies in Social and Economic
       Development
       http://public.webfoundation.org/2011/01/MW4D_WS/
       Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
       Jointly organied by the World Wide Web Foundation and W3C
       The Workshop on Mobile and Web Mobile Technologies in
       Social and Economic Development aims to understand the
       challenges associated with using mobile phones and Web
       technologies to deliver sustainable services for
       underprivileged populations in developing countries.

W3C Blog

     * Open Web Platform Weekly Summary - 2011-02-28 - 2011-03-06
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/03/open-web-weekly-summary
       7 March 2011 by Karl Dubost
       http://my.opera.com/karlcow/blog/
     * Do Not Track at W3C
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/02/do_not_track_at_w3c
       24 February 2011 by Thomas Roessler
       http://log.does-not-exist.info/
     * W3C Technologies for Mobile Web Applications
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/02/w3c_technologies_for_mobile_we
       24 February 2011 by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-03-08 (8 MAR)
       The open web platform - HTML5 and open web standards
       by Eyal Sela
       Guest lecture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
       Beer Sheva, Israel
     * 2011-03-11 (11 MAR)
       Think Mobile First, Then Enhance
       http://www.la-grange.net/2011/03/11/think-mobile-first
       by Karl Dubost
       Confoo 2011
       http://confoo.ca/
       Montreal, Canada
     * 2011-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Secret Revealed: How to be Successful, with Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       SXSW interactive
       http://sxsw.com/interactive
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-03-15 (15 MAR)
       Making Your UA Accessible to All
       by Shawn Henry
       Conference for Software User Assistance
       http://www.writersua.com/conference/
       Long Beach, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Conducting Effective Accessibility Buy-In Sessions: A Key
       to Success
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI
       Resources
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       The Web: a platform for applications on connected devices
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       Future of Mobile Web Application - W3C Device API Day 2011
       http://www.w3c.or.kr/DAP2011/
       Seoul, Korea
     * 2011-03-24 (24 MAR)
       HTML5 et les nouvelles technologies du Web
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       43.117 monthly meeting
       Toulon, France
     * 2011-05-01 (1 MAY)
       Usability, accessibility and inter-operability standards
       for multimodal mobile healthcare and clinical trials
       ATA 2011: American Telemedicine Association 16th Annual
       Meeting and Exposition
       http://www.americantelemed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3
       773
       Tampa, USA

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