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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-10-31

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Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:38:25 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-10-31 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Community Convenes for Technical Plenary 2011

   27 October 2011 | Archive


   [] Next week, the W3C community meets in Santa Clara,
   California for TPAC 2011, W3C's annual face-to-face gathering
   to coordinate both technical and strategic directions for the
   organization. We anticipate more than 350 people will
   participate in Working Group meetings, an Advisory Committee
   meeting, and a Plenary Day organized this year as a
   participant-driven camp. In addition to two plenary sessions
   (on Web and Television, and Web Content Interoperability),
   participants will discuss a variety of breakout topics.
   Although participation in TPAC is limited to those already in
   W3C groups, the TPAC proceedings are public and will be made
   available shortly after the meeting. Follow the meeting on
   social networking sites with tag #tpac.


First Draft of WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers

   27 October 2011 | Archive


   The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published he
   First Public Working Draft of "WebRTC 1.0: Real-time
   Communication Between Browsers." This document defines a set
   of APIs that enable video conferencing from within an Open Web
   Platform application. These APIs allow local media, including
   audio and video, to be requested from a platform, media to be
   sent over the network to another browser or device implementing
   the appropriate set of real-time protocols, and media received
   from another browser or device to be processed and displayed
   locally. This specification is being developed in conjunction
   with a protocol specification developed by the IETF RTCWEB
   group. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web Applications


Last Call: Touch Events version 1

   27 October 2011 | Archive


   The Web Events Working Group has published a Last Call Working
   Draft of "Touch Events version 1." User Agents that run on
   terminals which provide touch input to use web applications
   typically use interpreted mouse events to allow users to access
   interactive web applications. However, these interpreted
   events, being normalized data based on the physical touch
   input, may not deliver the intended user experience. Native
   applications are capable of handling both cases with the
   provided system APIs. The Touch Events specification now
   provides a solution for Open Web Platform applications: the
   ability to directly handle touch events, and multiple touch
   points for enabled devices. Comments are welcome through 17
   November. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Incubator Group Report: Unified Service Description Language XG Final

   27 October 2011 | Archive


   The W3C Unified Service Description Language Incubator Group
   has published their final report. The mission of the Unified
   Service Description Language Incubator Group was to work on the
   already existing proposal for USDL in three directions:
   investigate similar approaches and relate them to USDL, reshape
   the specification to align it with W3C and feedback that was
   collected, and prove practical relevance by creating reference
   test cases by various partners. During the XG's lifetime, the
   group shifted the focus away from working on the language
   itself in order to better concentrate on use cases and
   adoption. The Incubator Group Report therefore contains a
   comprehensive overview and assessment of other languages,
   specifications and approaches that were considered to be
   related to USDL. The report also contains a description of our
   reference test cases and their implementations, a list of
   issues and ideas of improvement for the next version of USDL,
   and a statement from some partners about USDL. It concludes
   with the recommendation to follow up on the USDL specification
   in form of a Working Group, among others.


   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.


Incubator Group Report: Object Memory Modeling XG Final Report

   26 October 2011 | Archive


   The W3C Object Memory Modeling Incubator Group has published
   their final report. This report summarizes the findings of the
   Object Memory Modeling Incubator Group. An XML-based object
   memory format is introduced, which allows for modeling of
   events or other information about individual physical
   artifacts, and which is designed to support data storage of
   those logs on so-called "smart labels" attached to the physical
   artifact. The group makes several recommendations concerning
   the future evolution of the object memory format at the W3C;
   these address connections to provenance modeling, the embedding
   of object memories in web pages, and potential benefits of an
   object memory API.


   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.


Last Call: Web Storage

   25 October 2011 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Web Storage." This specification introduces
   two related mechanisms, similar to HTTP session cookies, for
   storing structured data on the client side. The first is
   designed for scenarios where the user is carrying out a single
   transaction, but could be carrying out multiple transactions in
   different windows at the same time. Cookies don't really handle
   this case well. To address this, this specification introduces
   the sessionStorage IDL attribute. Comments are welcome through
   15 November. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Incubator Group Report: Library Linked Data XG Final Report

   25 October 2011 | Archive


   The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group has published their
   final report. In the report, the group characterized the
   current state of library data management, outlined the
   potential benefits of publishing library data as Linked Data,
   and formulated next-step recommendations for library standards
   bodies, data and systems designers, librarians and archivists,
   and library leaders. The report is supplemented by two more
   detailed reports. "Use Cases" describes library applications
   which showcase the benefits of adopting Semantic Web standards
   and Linked Data principles to publish library assets such as
   bibliographic data, concept schemes, and authority files.
   "Datasets, Value Vocabularies, and Metadata Element Sets"
   provides a snapshot of key resources available for creating
   library Linked Data today. The group moved several documents to
   the W3C's Semantic Web wiki and expects the discussion to
   continue on the public-lld mailing list, both of which are open
   to participation by all interested members of the public.


   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


     * 2011-11-05 ( 5 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on The Future of Off-line Web Applications
       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
       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
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV) – 2011-11-16 (16 NOV)
       W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web Professionals
       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
     * 2011-12-06 ( 6 DEC) – 2011-12-07 ( 7 DEC)
       Linked Enterprise Data Patterns: Data-driven Applications
       on the Web
       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

     * Interview: Filament Group on HTML5 and Design
       27 October 2011 by Ian Jacobs
     * Some notes on the recent XML Encryption attack
       24 October 2011 by Thomas Roessler

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       Web content vs Web applications - do we want information or
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Aarhus 11
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2011-11-11 (11 NOV)
       Adopting HTML5 for Television: Next Steps
       by Philipp Hoschka
       2nd FOKUS Media Web Symposium 2011
       Berlin, Germany
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV)
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - ett samtal
       panel features Olle Olsson
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - drivkrafter och
       Stockholm, Sweden

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