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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-03-14

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Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:05:05 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-03-14 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

EXI Extends Reach of XML to New Devices and Applications

   10 March 2011 | Archive


   W3C today publishes a new standard that will enable people to
   use XML in brand new ways. The "Efficient XML Interchange
   (EXI)" standard dramatically improves the performance, network
   efficiency, and power consumption of applications that use XML.
   EXI is a very compact representation of XML information, making
   it ideal for use in smart phones, devices with memory or
   bandwidth constraints, in performance sensitive applications
   such as sensor networks, in consumer electronics such as
   cameras, in automobiles, in real-time trading systems, and in
   many other scenarios. Extensive testing shows that EXI performs
   consistently better than "previous XML formats," "data
   compression, and even packed binary data formats." As such, it
   brings the full range of XML benefits to even the most
   demanding applications. Read the full press release and Member
   Testimonials. Learn more about XML at W3C.


Three Web Apps Last Calls: Server-Sent Events, Progress Events, Web

   10 March 2011 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group published three Last Call
   Working Drafts today:

     * Server-Sent Events, defines an API for opening an HTTP
       connection for receiving push notifications from a server
       in the form of DOM events. The API is designed such that it
       can be extended to work with other push notification
       schemes such as Push SMS.
     * Progress Events, defines an abstract event interface that
       can be used for measuring progress; e.g. HTTP entity body
     * Web Workers, which defines an API that allows Web
       application authors to spawn background workers running
       scripts in parallel to their main page. This allows for
       thread-like operation with message-passing as the
       coordination mechanism.

   Comments are welcome through 21 April. Learn more about the
   Rich Web Client Activity.


Last Call: Ontology for Media Resources 1.0

   08 March 2011 | Archive


   The Media Annotations Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Ontology for Media Resources 1.0." This
   ontology (vocabulary) bridges the different descriptions of
   media resources, and provide a core set of descriptive
   properties. This document defines a core set of metadata
   properties for media resources, along with their mappings to
   elements from a set of existing metadata formats. Besides that,
   the document presents a Semantic Web compatible implementation
   of the abstract ontology using RDF/OWL. The document is mostly
   targeted towards media resources available on the Web, as
   opposed to media resources that are only accessible in local
   archives or museums. Comments are welcome through 31 March.
   Learn more about the Video in the Web Activity.


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


     * 2011-04-04 ( 4 APR) – 2011-04-05 ( 5 APR)
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       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,
     * 2011-04-28 (28 APR) – 2011-04-29 (29 APR)
       Web Tracking and User 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
       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

     * Web Tracking and User Privacy: The Next Steps.
       10 March 2011 by Thomas Roessler
     * Open Web Platform Weekly Summary - 2011-02-28 - 2011-03-06
       7 March 2011 by Karl Dubost

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-03-15 (15 MAR)
       Making Your UA Accessible to All
       by Shawn Henry
       Conference for Software User Assistance
       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
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       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
       Seoul, Korea
     * 2011-03-24 (24 MAR)
       HTML5 et les nouvelles technologies du Web
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       43.117 monthly meeting
       Toulon, France
     * 2011-04-04 (4 APR)
       Multilingual Forms and Applications
       by Steven Pemberton
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       Pisa, Italy
     * 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
       Tampa, USA

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