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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-10-03

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-10-03 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20111003

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Social Business Jam: Three-day Online Global Event

   28 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9217

   [] W3C announces today its first ever 3-day virtual event, the
   W3C Social Business Jam, 8-10 November. Participation is free
   and open to all. Participation in this Jam is intended for
   individuals and professionals working in businesses or the
   social business space. If you are passionate about leveraging
   social capabilities to improve business results or if you want
   to discuss your ideas on how social technologies offer business
   value beyond traditional social media approaches, then this Jam
   is the right place for you. The meeting should produce a better
   understanding of how businesses are using social technologies
   and the challenges they face integrating the technologies into
   their existing environments. We expect the conversation on
   social business to continue after the Jam in W3C Community or
   Business Groups. Learn more about the W3C Social Business Jam.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/
   http://www.w3.org/community/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/

Open Task Forces to Discuss Web Schemas, Data Formats

   30 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9221

   Structured data on the Web gained additional momentum with the
   June 2011 announcement from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! of
   schema.org, which "provides a collection of schemas ... that
   webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by
   major search providers." The launch raised two topics in
   particular that will now be the focus of new task forces within
   W3C's Semantic Web Interest Group; schema.org will participate
   in these discussions:

   http://schema.org/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
     * Web Schemas Task Force, to be chaired by R.V. Guha
       (Google). This task force will focus on collaboration
       around vocabularies.
     * HTML Data Task Force, to be chaired by Jeni Tennison. This
       task force will focus on the relationship between RDFa,
       microdata, and other approaches to structured data on the
       Web, including how people can combine data sources or
       translate from one syntax to another.

   Anyone may participate in these task forces; for more
   information see the Semantic Web Interest Group home page.
   Learn more about the Semantic Web.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Two New CSS Recommendations: Namespaces Module and Selectors Level 3;
First Draft of Selectors Level 4

   29 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9219

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group published two
   W3C Recommendations today: "CSS Namespaces Module" and
   "Selectors Level 3." The first defines the syntax for using
   namespaces in CSS. The second defines the patterns that style
   sheet designers may use to match parts of a document; see the
   "list of changes from CSS2 selectors." The Working Group also
   published the First Draft of "Selectors Level 4," which
   introduces powerful new selectors. Learn more about the Style
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-css3-namespace-20110929/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-css3-selectors-20110929/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-css3-selectors-20110929/#changesF
   romCSS2
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-selectors4-20110929/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Last Call: The WebSocket API

   29 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9218

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "The WebSocket API." To enable Web
   applications to maintain bidirectional communications with
   server-side processes, this specification introduces the
   WebSocket interface. Comments are welcome through 21 October.
   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-websockets-20110929/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Call for Review of Seven Web Services Proposed Recommendations

   27 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9216

   The Web Services Resource Access Working Group has published
   Proposed Recommendations of seven Web Services specifications:
   "Enumeration (WS-Enumeration)," "Event Descriptions
   (WS-EventDescriptions)," "Eventing (WS-Eventing)," "Fragment
   (WS-Fragment)," "Metadata Exchange (WS-MetadataExchange),"
   "SOAP Assertions (WS-SOAPAssertions)," and "Transfer
   (WS-Transfer)." Comments welcome through 4 November 2011.
   Learn more about the Web Services Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/ra/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-enumeration-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-event-descriptions-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-eventing-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-fragment-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-metadata-exchange-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-soap-assertions-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-ws-transfer-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL-FO) 2.0 Updated

   27 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9215

   The XML Print and Page Layout Working Group has published an
   updated Working Draft of "Extensible Stylesheet Language
   (XSL-FO) Version 2.0." XSL-FO is a powerful template-based
   language for formatting XML documents. This is the first draft
   that includes the existing specification as well as new work,
   although some new features from the previous draft are not yet
   included. Learn more about XML.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/XPPL/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xslfo20-20110927/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Widget Packaging and XML Configuration a Recommendation; three other
Web Apps specifications published

   27 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9214

   The Web Applications Working Group published a W3C
   Recommendation today of "Widget Packaging and XML
   Configuration." This specification standardizes a packaging
   format and metadata for a class of software known as widgets.
   Unlike traditional user interface widgets (e.g., buttons, input
   boxes, toolbars, etc.), widgets as specified in this document
   are full-fledged client-side applications that are authored
   using technologies such as HTML and then packaged for
   distribution.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-widgets-20110927/

   The Working Group also published today:

     * a Working Draft of Widget URI scheme, which defines the
       widget URI scheme and rules for dereferencing a widget URI,
       which can be used to address resources inside a package.
     * a Note of Requirement For Standardizing Widgets, which
       lists the design goals and requirements that specifications
       would need to address in order to standardize various
       aspects of widgets.
     * a Last Call Working Draft of Web IDL, which can be used to
       describe interfaces that are intended to be implemented in
       web browsers. Web IDL is an IDL variant with a number of
       features that allow the behavior of common script objects
       in the web platform to be specified more readily. Last call
       comments welcome through 18 October 2011.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

New Online Course: HTML5 Audio and Video

   27 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9213

   We are pleased to announce the launch of a new W3C online
   course: HTML5 Audio and Video. Taught by Mark Boas, one of the
   HTML5 doctors, the course will last 5 weeks, from 17 October to
   20 November 2011. Through this course students will learn how
   to use HTML5 media in Web pages and applications. The full
   price of the course is €225 but we have a limited number of
   seats available at the early bird rate of €145, available until
   7 October 2011. Register today!

   http://openmediaweb.eu/2011/09/27/html5-audio-video-course/
   http://html5doctor.com/author/markb/
   http://www.w3techcourses.com/course/view.php?id=7

W3C Organizes Workshop on Linked Enterprise Data Patterns

   26 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9212

   Linked Data technology offers huge potential for enterprise
   applications such as the integration and the management of data
   within and across enterprises. The distributed nature of Linked
   Data enables loose-coupling for data sharing within and between
   organizations. With Linked Data, enterprises have a unique
   opportunity to cooperate in their use of shared data without
   the costs of extensive coordination. W3C is organizing a
   Workshop on Linked Enterprise Data Patterns: Data-driven
   Applications on the Web for participants to discuss
   requirements, share solutions, and develop a healthy and
   scalable Linked Enterprise Data infrastructure. The Workshop
   takes place 6-7 December in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Anyone
   may participate; W3C membership is not required. All
   participants are required to submit a position paper by 25
   October. Learn more about the Workshop and the Semantic Web.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/#paper
   http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/
   http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/

W3C Invites Implementations of Progress Events

   26 September 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9211

   The Web Applications Working Group invites implementation of
   the Candidate Recommendation of "Progress Events." The
   Progress Events specification defines an event interface that
   can be used for measuring progress; e.g., HTTP entity body
   transfers. This specification is primarily meant to be used by
   other specifications. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-progress-events-20110922/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

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

Workshops

     * 2011-10-20 (20 OCT) – 2011-10-21 (21 OCT)
       W3C Workshop on Data and Services Integration
       http://www.w3.org/2011/10/integration-workshop/
       Bedford, MA, USA
       Hosted by MITRE
       Integration of heterogeneous data and services has always
       been a concern for creators and managers of services. With
       the emergence of the Web, the need for reusing data and
       services has become even stronger as the number of
       available services has grown. Different services stacks now
       exist from Web Services to Cloud-based services.
       The goal of this Workshop is to bring together people with
       different ways of looking at the issues left unsolved by
       the existing stacks, to investigate the possible paths to
       help bridging services built using different paradigms, and
       to identify points where standardization would help
       integration of services and data.
     * 2011-11-05 ( 5 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on The Future of Off-line Web Applications
       http://www.w3.org/2011/web-apps-ws/
       Redwood City, CA, USA
       Hosted by Vodafone
       Off-line use of Web applications is one of the key missing
       elements from the Web platform that application developers
       require. The current fragmentation in this solution space
       is creating confusion among would-be WebApp developers and
       organizations who would otherwise invest in the Open Web
       Platform. This workshop will examine requirements that can
       be derived from the implementor and developer experiences,
       with the goal of informing future standardization efforts.
     * 2011-11-08 ( 8 NOV) – 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       W3C Social Business Jam
       http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/
       Online
       Supported by IBM
       Join the Jam! Participation is free and open to all.
       Participation in this Jam is intended for individuals and
       professionals working in businesses or the social business
       space. If you are passionate about leveraging social
       capabilities to improve business results or if you want to
       discuss your ideas on how social technologies offer
       business value beyond traditional social media approaches,
       then this Jam is the right place for you. The meeting
       should produce a better understanding of how businesses are
       using social technologies and the challenges they face
       integrating the technologies into their existing
       environments.
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV) – 2011-11-16 (16 NOV)
       W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web Professionals
       http://www.w3.org/conf/
       Seattle, Washington, USA
       Primary Event Sponsorship from Microsoft
       If you are a developer or designer wanting to hear the
       latest news on HTML5 and the open web platform, and your
       place in it, save the date for W3C's first developer
       conference.
     * 2011-12-06 ( 6 DEC) – 2011-12-07 ( 7 DEC)
       Linked Enterprise Data Patterns: Data-driven Applications
       on the Web
       http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/
       Cambridge, MA, USA
       Hosted by W3C/MIT
       Linked Data technology also offers a huge potential for
       enterprise applications, e.g., for the integration and the
       management of data within and across enterprises. The
       distributed nature of Linked Data enables loose-coupling
       for data sharing within and between organizations. With
       Linked Data, enterprises have a unique opportunity to
       cooperate in their use of shared data without the costs of
       extensive coordination. Sharing a common data model (RDF)
       allows us to establish design patterns for providing
       dereferencable resource identifiers, migrating and cloning
       data as business needs and data authorities evolve. These
       will address issues such as data distribution, query
       federation, access control, encryption and signature, legal
       problems around the access of datasets and business models
       in using open or closed linked data. Please join the W3C
       Linked Data community at this workshop to air requirements,
       share solutions and develop a healthy and scalable Linked
       Enterprise Data infrastructure.

W3C Blog

     * Impressions on the Schema.org Workshop
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/09/impressions_on_the_schemaorg_w
       30 September 2011 by Ivan Herman
       http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-10-06 (6 OCT)
       El W3C y la Plataforma Web Abierta
       http://www.w3c.es/Presentaciones/2011/1006-plataformaWebAbi
       erta-MA/
       by Martín Álvarez
       Workshop on HTML5
       Zaragoza, Spain
     * 2011-10-14 (14 OCT)
       Table ronde des navigateurs
       panel features Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       Paris Web 2011
       http://www.paris-web.fr/
       Paris, France
     * 2011-10-24 (24 OCT)
       Embracing Accessibility - Go for the Carrots
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       HighEdWeb 2011 conference
       http://2011.highedweb.org/
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       Web content vs Web applications - do we want information or
       programs?
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20111110/
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Aarhus 11
       http://aarhus11.jboye.com/
       Aarhus, Denmark

W3C Membership

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New Members

     * Baidu, Inc.
     * Huawei

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