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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-12-19 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20111219

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Seven Web Services Specifications are Recommendations

   13 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9295

   W3C is pleased to announce the publication of seven Web
   Services specifications from the Web Services Resource Access
   Working Group: "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)." Together, these specifications
   are designed to be composed with each other to provide a rich
   set of tools for the Web Services environment. 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/

First Drafts of Three Audio API Specifications Published

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9302

   The Audio Working Group has published three First Public
   Working Drafts to provide an advanced audio API for the Web:

   http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/
     * the Web Audio API and MediaStream Processing API
       specifications each define a different approach to process
       and synthesize audio streams directly in script. These APIs
       can be used for interactive applications, games, 3D
       environments, musical applications, educational
       applications, and for the purposes of accessibility. They
       include the ability to synchronize, visualize, or enhance
       sound information when used in conjunction with graphics
       APIs.
     * Audio Processing API introduces and compares two
       client-side APIs for processing and synthesizing real-time
       audio streams in the browser.

   Read the blog post Sounding Out the Audio APIs for more
   information about the possibilities unlocked by an audio API,
   and learn more about the Rich Web Clients Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/12/sounding_out_the_audio_apis
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/Activity

Drafts Updated for XHTML+RDFa 1.1 and RDFa Core 1.1

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9301

   The RDF Web Applications Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "RDFa Core 1.1," a specification for attributes to
   express structured data in any markup language. The group also
   published an update to "XHTML+RDFa 1.1," a Host Language for
   RDFa Core 1.1. This document is intended for authors who want
   to create XHTML Family documents that embed rich semantic
   markup. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdfa-core-20111215/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xhtml-rdfa-20111215/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

The PROV Data Model and Abstract Syntax Notation Draft Published

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9300

   The Provenance Working Group has published a Working Draft of
   "The PROV Data Model and Abstract Syntax Notation." Provenance
   of information is crucial in deciding whether information is to
   be trusted, how it should be integrated with other diverse
   information sources, and how to give credit to its originators
   when reusing it. In an open and inclusive environment such as
   the Web, users find information that is often contradictory or
   questionable: provenance can help those users to make trust
   judgments. PROV-DM is a data model for provenance for building
   representations of the entities, people and activities involved
   in producing a piece of data or thing in the world. Learn more
   about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-prov-dm-20111215/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

CSS 2D Transforms Updated

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9299

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "CSS 2D Transforms." CSS 2D Transforms allows
   elements rendered by CSS to be transformed in two-dimensional
   space. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-2d-transforms-20111215/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

W3C Invites Implementations of Touch Events version 1

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9298

   The Web Events Working Group invites implementation of the
   Candidate Recommendation of "Touch Events version 1." The
   Touch Events specification defines a set of low-level events
   that represent one or more points of contact with a
   touch-sensitive surface, and changes of those points with
   respect to the surface and any DOM elements displayed upon it
   (e.g., for touch screens) or associated with it (e.g. for
   drawing tablets without displays). Learn more about the Rich
   Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-touch-events-20111215/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

XPath, XQuery 3.0 Last Call Drafts Published; First Drafts of XPath
Full Text and XQuery Update

   15 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9297

   The XML Query Working Group and the XSLT Working Group have
   jointly published Last Call Working Drafts of "XPath 3.0" and
   supporting specifications, together with a First Public Working
   Draft of "Full Text 3.0" ; the XQuery Working Group has
   published Last Call Working Drafts for "XQuery 3.0" and
   "XQueryX 3.0," and also a First Public Working Draft for
   "XQuery Update 3.0." XPath is a widely-used language for
   querying and selecting from XML documents or other structure;
   XQuery and XQueryX are query languages for operating on single
   XML documents, document collections, relational databases and
   other data sources. Learn more about XML technology.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/XSLT
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xpath-30-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xpath-full-text-30-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xquery-30-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xqueryx-30-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-xquery-update-30-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/standards/xml/

Registration for W3C Online Course on Mobile Web; Early Bird
Registration Through 9 January

   13 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9296

   W3C is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a
   third edition of the most popular W3C online training course,
   W3C Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best
   Practices.The 8-week course begins 30 January 2012. Developed
   by the W3C/MobiWebApp team, the course familiarizes Web
   designers and content producers with the Web as delivered on
   mobile devices. Along with the course description, read
   comments from past students and what they have achieved. An
   early bird rate of €165 is available until 9 January 2012;
   after that date the full price is €225. Don't miss the early
   bird rate - enroll now!

   http://www.w3techcourses.com/course/view.php?id=14
   http://www.w3devcampus.com/mobile-web-and-application-best-prac
   tices-training/
   http://www.mobiwebapp.eu/
   http://www.w3devcampus.com/mobile-web-and-application-best-prac
   tices-training/
   http://www.w3techcourses.com/course/view.php?id=14

Two Widgets Specifications Published: Widget Access Request Policy;
Widget Interface

   13 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9294

   The Web Applications Working Group published two Widgets
   specifications today:

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
     * A Candidate Recommendation of Widget Interface, which
       defines an application programming interface (API) for
       widgets that provides, among other things, functionality
       for accessing a widget's metadata and persistently storing
       data. W3C invites implementation of this specification; see
       the ongoing implementation report.
     * A Proposed Recommendation of Widget Access Request Policy,
       which defines the security model controlling network access
       from within a widget, as well as a method for authors to
       request that the user agent grant access to certain network
       resources. Comments are welcome through 17 January 2012.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

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

First Draft of CSS Exclusions and Shapes Module Level 3 Published

   13 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9293

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   the First Public Working Draft of "CSS Exclusions and Shapes
   Module Level 3." CSS exclusions define arbitrary areas around
   which inline content can flow. Unlike CSS floats, which they
   extend, CSS exclusions can be positioned with any CSS
   positioning schemes. Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-exclusions-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

First Draft Published of The PROV Ontology: Model and Formal
Semantics

   13 December 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9292

   The Provenance Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "The PROV Ontology: Model and Formal
   Semantics." The PROV Ontology (also PROV-O) encodes the PROV
   Data Model [PROV-DM] in the OWL2 Web Ontology Language (OWL2).
   The PROV ontology consists of a set of classes, properties, and
   restrictions that can be used to represent provenance
   information. The PROV ontology can also be specialized to
   create new classes and properties for modeling provenance
   information specific to different domain applications. The PROV
   ontology supports a set of entailments based on OWL2 formal
   semantics and provenance specific inference rules. Learn more
   about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-prov-o-20111213/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

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

Workshops

     * 2012-03-15 (15 MAR) – 2012-03-16 (16 MAR)
       The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents/luxembourg-workshop
       /luxembourg-cfp
       Luxembourg
       Hosted by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of
       the European Commission.
       Building on the success of the preceding events in Madrid,
       Pisa, and Limerick, this workshop will once again bring
       together speakers and participants with an interest in best
       practices and standards aimed at helping content creators,
       localizers, tools developers, and others meet the
       challenges of the multilingual Web. It provides further
       opportunities for networking across communities that span
       the various aspects involved.
       http://multilingualweb.eu/

W3C Blog

     * Sounding Out the Audio APIs
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/12/sounding_out_the_audio_apis
       15 December 2011 by Doug Schepers
       http://schepers.cc/
     * Interview: Pearson Company on Open Web Platform and
       Publishing
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/12/interview_pearson_company_on_o
       15 December 2011 by Ian Jacobs
       http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
     * Open Web Platform Weekly Summary - 2011-12-05 - 2011-12-11
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/12/open_web_platform_weekly_summa
       12 December 2011 by Karl Dubost
       http://my.opera.com/karlcow/blog/

Upcoming Talks

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       HTML5, connecting devices
       keynote by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       Día W3C en España
       http://www.w3c.es/Eventos/2012/DiaW3C/
       Granada, Spain

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