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W3C Public Newsletter, 2012-01-16

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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:39:13 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2012-01-16 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

First Drafts of Two Provenance Specifications Published

   10 January 2012 | Archive


   The Provenance Working Group has published two First Public
   Working Drafts:

     * PROV-AQ: Provenance Access and Query which specifies how to
       use standard Web protocols, including HTTP, to obtain
       information about the provenance of Web resources. This is
       part of the larger W3C provenance framework. Provenance
       refers to the sources of information, such as people and
       processes, involved in producing or delivering Web
       documents, data, and resources.
     * PROV Model Primer which provides an intuitive introduction
       and guide to the core data model for building
       representations of the entities, people and processes
       involved in producing a piece of data or thing in the

   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


W3C Invites Implementations of Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces

   12 January 2012 | Archive


   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group invites implementation
   of the Candidate Recommendation of "Multimodal Architecture and
   Interfaces." The specification describes a loosely coupled
   architecture for multimodal user interfaces, which allows for
   co-resident and distributed implementations, and focuses on the
   role of markup and scripting, and the use of well defined
   interfaces between its constituents. Learn more about the
   Multimodal Interaction Activity.


Two Drafts Published by the HTML Data Task Force

   12 January 2012 | Archive


   The HTML Data Task Force of the Semantic Web Interest Group has
   published two documents today:

     * The HTML Data Guide aims to help publishers and consumers
       of HTML data. With several syntaxes (microformats,
       microdata, RDFa) and vocabularies (schema.org, Dublin Core,
       microformat vocabularies, etc.) to choose from, it provides
       guidance on deciding what to choose in a way that meets the
       publisher's or consumer's needs.
     * The Microdata to RDF describes processing rules that may be
       used to extract RDF from an HTML document containing

   Both documents are Working Drafts, with the goal of publishing
   a final version as Interest Group Notes. Comments and feedbacks
   are welcome; please send them to the public-html-data-tf@w3.org
   mailing list.


Last Call: CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3

   12 January 2012 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Last Call Working Draft of "CSS Image Values and Replaced
   Content Module Level 3." CSS is a language for describing the
   rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on
   screen, on paper, in speech, etc. This module contains the
   features of CSS level 3 relating to the <image> type and
   replaced elements. It includes and extends the functionality of
   CSS level 2, which builds on CSS level 1. The main extensions
   compared to level 2 are the generalization of the <url> type to
   the <image> type, several additions to the ‘<image>’ type, a
   generic sizing algorithm for images and other replaced content
   in CSS, and several properties controlling the interaction of
   replaced elements and CSS's layout models. Comments are welcome
   through 07 February. Learn more about the Style Activity.


W3C Advisory Committee Elects Technical Architecture Group

   11 January 2012 | Archive


   The W3C Advisory Committee has elected Robin Berjon
   (unaffiliated) and re-elected Henry Thompson (U. of Edinburgh)
   to the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG). W3C Director and
   TAG co-Chair Tim Berners-Lee also re-appointed Noah Mendelsohn
   (unaffiliated) and Jonathan Rees (Creative Commons). They join
   continuing participants Peter Linss (HP), Ashok Malhotra
   (Oracle), Larry Masinter (Adobe), and Jeni Tennison
   (unaffiliated). Many thanks to Dan Appelquist whose term ends
   this month. The mission of the TAG is to build consensus around
   principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify
   these principles when necessary, to resolve issues involving
   general Web architecture brought to the TAG, and to help
   coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside
   and outside W3C. Read the TAG's December 2011 finding
   Identifying Application State and learn more about their public
   work plan.


Last Call: WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide

   10 January 2012 | Archive


   The Protocols and Formats Working Group has published a Last
   Call Working Draft of "WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation
   Guide." This document describes how user agents should support
   keyboard navigation and respond to roles, states, and
   properties provided in Web content via WAI-ARIA. These features
   are used by authors creating accessible rich internet
   applications. Users often access the content using assistive
   technologies that rely on platform accessibility APIs to obtain
   and interact with information from the page. The WAI-ARIA User
   Agent Implementation Guide defines how implementations should
   expose content to accessibility APIs, helping to ensure that
   this information appears in a manner consistent with author
   intent. This document is part of the WAI-ARIA suite described
   in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Comments are welcome through 17
   February. Learn more about the WAI Technical Activity.


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


     * 2012-03-15 (15 MAR) – 2012-03-16 (16 MAR)
       The Multilingual Web – The Way Ahead
       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.

W3C Blog

     * Open Web Platform Weekly Summary - 2011-12-12 - 2012-01-15
       16 January 2012 by Karl Dubost
     * Social Business: Final Report Published with Next Steps for
       the W3C
       16 January 2012 by Harry Halpin

Upcoming Talks

     * 2012-02-12 (12 FEB)
       ICC Color Management in SVG2
       by Chris Lilley
       OpenIcc @ FOSDEM
       Brussels, Belgium
     * 2012-02-27 (27 FEB)
       Building the Business Case in your Organization
       by Shawn Henry
       AccessU at CSUN
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2012-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Options for Multimodal Applications -- platforms,
       standards, and tools
       by Deborah Dahl
       Mobile Voice 2012
       San Francisco, USA
     * 2012-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Options for Multimodal Applications -- platforms,
       standards, and tools
       by Deborah Dahl
       Mobile Voice 2012
       San Francisco, USA
     * 2012-03-15 (15 MAR)
       What is Happening in the W3C Semantic Web Activity?
       keynote by Ivan Herman
       The Multilingual Web - the Way Ahead
       Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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     * University of Limerick

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