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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-03-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20110321

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Workshop: Identity in the Browser

   21 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9042

   The Web is now critical infrastructure and, as such, requires
   mechanisms that foster trust. For critical enterprise activity,
   effective government engagement, and sensitive social
   information accessed over the Web, a higher level of identity
   assurance, privacy protection, and security is required, and
   client-side technologies like browsers have an important role
   to play. There is a pressing need for trustworthy,
   widely-applicable digital identity management. W3C is therefore
   organizing a Workshop on Identity in the Browser, to take place
   24-25 May 2011 in Mountain View, California, and hosted by the
   Mozilla Foundation. Participants will investigate strategies to
   facilitate the development and deployment of improved identity
   authentication and authorization technologies across the Web.
   Also included in the workshop will be explorations into the
   operational, policy, and legal issues that must be addressed by
   the solutions. Anyone may participate and there is no fee to
   participate. All participants are required to submit a position
   paper by 22 April; see additional participation requirements.
   To help with planning, brief "expressions of interest" are
   appreciated as rapidly as possible. Learn more about the
   Workshop on Identity in the Browser.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/#cfp_participationRequiremen
   ts
   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/

W3C to Participate in Web Summit Bilbao

   18 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9041

   [] The W3C Spain Office, together with representatives from W3C
   Members Anoboto and CTIC; the City Council of Bilbao; the
   Basque Government; and the Spanish Ministry of Science and
   Innovation announced this week the first Bilbao Web Summit to
   take place 17-18 May 2011 at the Euskalduna Conference Center
   in Bilbao, Spain. The Bilbao Web Summit will bring together the
   Web community and global leaders in business, technology,
   government, media, health and education sectors to discuss the
   future of the Web. Speakers include W3C staff and Membership,
   and many other organizations are participating in the
   conference as speakers and sponsors. The event is open to the
   public; learn more about registration. Contact the Bilbao Web
   Summit for more information about speaking and sponsorship
   opportunities.

   http://www.bilbaowebsummit.com/pages_en/index
   http://www.w3c.es/
   http://www.bilbaowebsummit.com/pages_en/index
   http://www.bilbaowebsummit.com/pages_en/registration/registrati
   on.html#
   http://www.bilbaowebsummit.com/pages_en/contact

XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0; XQuery Update Facility 1.0 are W3C
Recommendations

   17 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9040

   W3C published two Recommendations today: "XQuery Update
   Facility 1.0" and "XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0." The former
   defines an update facility that extends the XML Query language,
   XQuery. The XQuery Update Facility provides expressions that
   can be used to make persistent changes to instances of the
   XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model. The latter extends XQuery
   1.0 and XPath 2.0 with full-text search capabilities. The
   former document was published by the XML Query Working Group,
   the latter jointly with the XSL Working Group. Learn more about
   XML.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-xquery-update-10-20110317/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-xpath-full-text-10-20110317/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
   http://www.w3.org/standards/xml/

Last Call: HTML5 Web Messaging

   17 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9039

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "HTML5 Web Messaging." Web browsers, for
   security and privacy reasons, prevent documents in different
   domains from affecting each other; that is, cross-site
   scripting is disallowed. While this is an important security
   feature, it prevents pages from different domains from
   communicating even when those pages are not hostile. This
   specification defines two mechanisms for communicating between
   browsing contexts in HTML documents. Comments are welcome
   through 01 June. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-webmessaging-20110317/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Last Call: Media Fragments URI 1.0

   17 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9038

   The Media Fragments Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Media Fragments URI 1.0." Audio and video
   resources on the World Wide Web are currently treated as
   "foreign" objects, which can only be embedded using a plugin
   that is capable of decoding and interacting with the media
   resource. Specific media servers are generally required to
   provide for server-side features such as direct access to time
   offsets into a video without the need to retrieve the entire
   resource. Support for such media fragment access varies between
   different media formats and inhibits standard means of dealing
   with such content on the Web. This specification provides for a
   media-format independent, standard means of addressing media
   fragments on the Web using URIs. Comments are welcome through
   10 April. Learn more about the Video in the Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Fragments/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-media-frags-20110317/
   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/

Device API Access Control Use Cases and Requirements Note Published

   17 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9037

   The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published a Group
   Note of "Device API Access Control Use Cases and Requirements"
   . With the emergence of numerous new APIs in Web browsers and
   runtime engines, the need to control which Web sites and
   applications can make use of these APIs increases. This
   document describes use cases and requirements for controlling
   access to these APIs. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web
   Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/NOTE-dap-policy-reqs-20110317/
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

Last Call: SVG Compositing Specification

   16 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9036

   The SVG Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft
   of "SVG Compositing Specification." SVG is a language for
   describing vector graphics, but it is typically rendered to a
   display or some form of print medium. The SVG Compositing
   module adds support for the full range of Porter and Duff
   operators [PorterDuff] and blending modes. The module allows
   for raster and vector objects to be combined to produce eye
   catching effects. Comments are welcome through 12 April. Learn
   more about the Graphics Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-SVGCompositing-20110315/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/

W3C Invites Implementations of Navigation Timing

   16 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9035

   The Web Performance Working Group invites implementation of the
   Candidate Recommendation of "Navigation Timing." This
   specification defines an interface for web applications to
   access timing information related to navigation and elements. A
   preliminary implementation report is available and will be
   updated during the Candidate Recommendation period. Learn more
   about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/webperf/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-navigation-timing-20110315/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/03/navigation-timing-report
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

W3C Invites Discussion of Open Web Platform for All at WWW 2011

   16 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9034

   W3C invites all WWW2011 participants to meet at the Hyderabad
   International Convention Centre (HICC) to discuss the regional
   and global impact of this expanding Open Web Platform for
   application development. Participants have several
   opportunities to meet with the W3C staff, including the W3C
   track and a keynote by W3C Director Tim-Berners-Lee. This
   year's W3C track consists of two sessions: people (Accessible
   and Multilingual Web camp) and devices (Mobile Web Applications
   camp). Tim Berners-Lee's keynote titled Designing the Web for
   an Open Society" takes place Thursday, 31 March. The W3C track
   was organized with the support of the W3C India Office and the
   MobiWebApp EU project. Read the press release for more
   information.

   http://www.www2011india.com/
   http://www.hicc.com/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/03/w3c-track
   http://www.w3cindia.in/
   http://mobiwebapp.eu/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/03/w3ctrack-pr.html.en

   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.
     * 2011-05-24 (24 MAY) – 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)
       W3C Workshop on Identity in the Browser
       http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/
       Mountain View, CA, USA
       Hosted by Mozilla Foundation
       The Web is now critical infrastructure and, as such,
       requires mechanisms that foster trust. For critical
       enterprise activity, effective government engagement, and
       sensitive social information accessed over the Web, a
       higher level of identity assurance, privacy protection, and
       security is required, and client-side technologies like
       browsers have an important role to play. There is a
       pressing need for trustworthy, widely-applicable digital
       identity management. W3C is therefore organizing a Workshop
       on Identity in the Browser. Participants will investigate
       strategies to facilitate the development and deployment of
       improved identity authentication and authorization
       technologies across the Web. Also included in the workshop
       will be explorations into the operational, policy, and
       legal issues that must be addressed by the solutions.
     * 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 - 2011-03-14 - 2011-03-20
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/03/openweb-weekly-03
       20 March 2011 by Karl Dubost
       http://my.opera.com/karlcow/blog/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-03-24 (24 MAR)
       HTML5 et les nouvelles technologies du Web
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       43.117 monthly meeting
       Toulon, France
     * 2011-03-31 (31 MAR)
       The power of Mobile Web Applications
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       W3C Track in WWW 2011 conference
       http://www.w3.org/2011/03/w3c-track
       Hyderabad, India
     * 2011-04-04 (4 APR)
       Multilingual Forms and Applications
       http://www.w3.org/2011/Talks/04-04-steven-i18n
       by Steven Pemberton
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/en/documents/pisa-workshop
       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
       http://www.americantelemed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3
       773
       Tampa, USA
     * 2011-05-18 (18 MAY)
       The semantic web and its applications
       by Eyal Sela
       Info2011
       http://www.teldan.com/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1
       &TMID=84&FID=720
       Tel Aviv, Israel

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