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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-11-21

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Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:08:13 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-11-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Announces First Draft of Standard for Online Privacy

   14 November 2011 | Archive


   To address rising concerns about privacy on the Web, W3C
   publishes today two first drafts for standards that allow users
   to express preferences about online tracking:

     * Tracking Preference Expression (DNT), which defines
       mechanisms for users to express cross-site tracking
       preferences and for sites to indicate whether they honor
       these preferences.
     * Tracking Compliance and Scope Specification, which defines
       the meaning of a "Do Not Track" preference and sets out
       practices for websites to comply with this preference.

   These documents are the early work of a broad set of
   stakeholders in the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group,
   including browser vendors, content providers, advertisers,
   search engines, and experts in policy, privacy, and consumer
   protection. W3C invites review of these early drafts, expected
   to become standards by mid-2012. Read the full press release
   and testimonials and learn more about Privacy.


First Draft of Vibration API Published

   17 November 2011 | Archive


   The Device APIs Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "Vibration API." The Vibration API defines a
   means for web developers to programmatically provide tactile
   feedback in the form of vibration. The API is designed to
   tackle high-value use cases related to gaming, and is not meant
   to be used as a generic notification mechanism. Learn more
   about the Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.


Two SPARQL 1.1 Drafts Published

   17 November 2011 | Archive


   The SPARQL Working Group published two drafts today:

     * the First Public Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Overview,
       which provides an introduction to a set of W3C
       specifications that facilitate querying and manipulating
       RDF graph content on the Web or in an RDF store.
     * a Last Call Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Federated Query,
       which offers data consumers an opportunity to merge data
       distributed across the Web from multiple SPARQL query
       services. Comments on this working draft are welcome before
       31 December 2011.

   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Website Accessibility Metrics - Online Symposium - 5 December

   17 November 2011 | Archive


   Registration is now open for the online symposium on website
   accessibility metrics to be held on 5 December 2011. The
   symposium is intended for researchers and practitioners who
   want to explore website accessibility metrics and help develop
   a roadmap for future research and development. For details and
   registration, see Website Accessibility Metrics - Online
   Symposium. Learn more about the Web Accessibility Initiative


WAI-ACT Web Accessibility Project

   16 November 2011 | Archive


   The Web Accessibility Initiative ( WAI ) has launched WAI-ACT -
   Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies,
   Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to
   Support eAccessibility, a European Commission (EC)-funded


   Learn more about the project and how to participate from the
   WAI-ACT Project announcement e-mail.


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


     * 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

     * From hypertext to hyperdevices
       21 November 2011 by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
     * Ilya Zhitomirskiy: In Memoriam
       17 November 2011 by Harry Halpin
     * Open Web Platform Weekly Summary - 2011-11-07 - 2011-11-13
       15 November 2011 by Karl Dubost

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-11-23 (23 NOV)
       HTML5-Tag 2011
       by Klaus Birkenbihl
       HTML5-Tag 2011
       Berlin, Germany

W3C Membership

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New Members

     * BlueCava, Inc.
     * Cox Communications, Inc.
     * Iran Web Festival
     * Socrata

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