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W3C Public Newsletter, 2012-10-16

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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2012-10-16 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20121016

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Shadow DOM Draft Published

   16 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9602

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Working
   Draft of "Shadow DOM." This specification describes a method
   of establishing and maintaining functional boundaries between
   DOM subtrees and how these subtrees interact with each other
   within a document tree, thus enabling better functional
   encapsulation within DOM. Learn more about the Rich Web Client
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-shadow-dom-20121016/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

Patent Advisory Group Recommends Continuing Work on XML Security
Specifications

   15 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9601

   The XML Security Patent Advisory Group (PAG) has published a
   report recommending that W3C continue work on the "XML
   Encryption Syntax and Processing Version 1.1" without changes.
   The PAG did, however, recommend changes to the Candidate
   Recommendations of "XML Signature Syntax and Processing Version
   1.1" and "XML Signature 2.0" enabling implementations to use
   alternative algorithms that are still interoperable. W3C
   launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been
   disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the
   W3C Royalty-Free licensing terms. See the original announcement
   of the PAG.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/xmlsec-pag/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/xmlsec-pag/pagreport
   https://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmlenc-core1-20110303/
   https://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-xmldsig-core1-20110303/
   https://www.w3.org/TR/2012/CR-xmldsig-core2-20120124/
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Except
   ion
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#def-RF
   http://www.w3.org/News/2011.html#entry-9026

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Approved as ISO/IEC
International Standard

   15 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9590

   Today W3C and JTC 1, a joint technical committee of ISO and
   IEC, announced formal approval of Web Content Accessibility
   Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as an ISO/IEC International Standard,
   ISO/IEC 40500. "This important accessibility standard, which is
   already widely deployed internationally, can now benefit from
   additional formal recognition from ISO/IEC national bodies,"
   noted Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. "Such recognition is expected to
   increase internationally harmonized uptake of WCAG 2.0 by
   governments, business, and the broader Web community."

   http://www.w3.org/

   ISO/IEC 40500 is exactly the same as the original "WCAG 2.0
   Standard" from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
   Supporting resources that provide practical advice for meeting
   ISO/IEC 40500 / WCAG 2.0 are freely available from the WCAG
   Overview. Read the full press release, learn more about W3C's
   PAS Submitter status in the W3C PAS FAQ, and comment on the
   blog post.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag
   http://www.w3.org/2012/07/wcag2pas-pr
   http://www.w3.org/2010/04/pasfaq
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/wcag_20_is_now_also_isoiec_405

Implementing ATAG 2.0 Working Draft Published

   11 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9595

   The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has
   published an updated Working Draft of "Implementing ATAG 2.0: A
   guide to understanding and implementing Authoring Tool
   Accessibility Guidelines 2.0." Implementing ATAG 2.0 is a
   planned Note to support ATAG 2.0. ATAG defines how authoring
   tools should help developers produce accessible web content
   that conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
   2.0. It also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so
   that people with disabilities can use them. Read about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-IMPLEMENTING-ATAG20-20121011/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Call for Review: WOFF File Format 1.0 Proposed Recommendation
Published

   11 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9594

   The WebFonts Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of "WOFF File Format 1.0." This document
   specifies the WOFF font packaging format. This format was
   designed to provide lightweight, easy-to-implement compression
   of font data, suitable for use with CSS @font-face rules. Any
   properly licensed TrueType/OpenType/Open Font Format file can
   be packaged in WOFF format for Web use. User agents decode the
   WOFF file to restore the font data such that it will display
   identically to the input font. Comments are welcome through 08
   November. Learn more about the Fonts Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Fonts/WG/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-WOFF-20121011/
   http://www.w3.org/Fonts/

Microdata to RDF Note Published

   09 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9593

   The Semantic Web Interest Group has published a Group Note of
   "Microdata to RDF." HTML microdata is an extension to HTML
   used to embed machine-readable data into HTML documents.
   Whereas the microdata specification describes a means of
   markup, the output format is JSON. This specification describes
   processing rules that may be used to extract RDF from an HTML
   document containing microdata. Learn more about the Semantic
   Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-microdata-rdf-20121009/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

CSS Counter Styles Level 3 Draft Published

   09 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9592

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   the First Public Working Draft of "CSS Counter Styles Level 3"
   . This module introduces the ‘@counter-style’ rule, which
   allows authors to define their own custom counter styles for
   use with CSS list-marker and generated-content counters. It
   also predefines a set of common counter styles, including the
   ones present in CSS2 and CSS2.1. CSS is a language for
   describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML
   and XML) on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. Learn more about
   the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-css-counter-styles-3-20121009/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Two Documents published by the XML Core Working Group

   09 October 2012 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2012#entry-9591

   The XML Core Working Group has published two Documents today:

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Core/
     * A First Public Working Draft of XML Inclusions (XInclude)
       Version 1.1.This document specifies a processing model and
       syntax for general purpose inclusion. Inclusion is
       accomplished by merging a number of XML information sets
       into a single composite infoset. Specification of the XML
       documents (infosets) to be merged and control over the
       merging process is expressed in XML-friendly syntax
       (elements, attributes, URI references).
     * A Group Note of Associating Schemas with XML documents 1.0
       (Third Edition). This document allows schemas using any
       schema definition language to be associated with an XML
       document by including one or more processing instructions
       with a target of xml-model in the document's prolog.

   Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/

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

Workshops

     * 2012-11-08 ( 8 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on Web Performance
       http://www.w3.org/2012/11/performance-workshop/
       Mountain View, California
       Google
       There is a an industry-wide momentum towards adopting HTML5
       and its series of companion specifications to deploy
       applications based on the Open Web Platform. Some of those
       applications are facing however challenges with regards to
       their performances. While Web browsers are improving their
       implementations on an ongoing basis, not all of those
       performance issues are due to the speed of the
       implementations. Participants will look at a broad range of
       performance issues and how to address them.
     * 2012-11-14 (14 NOV) – 2012-11-15 (15 NOV)
       Shift into High Gear on the Web: W3C Workshop on Web and
       Automotive
       http://www.w3.org/2012/08/web-and-automotive/
       Rome, Italy
       Hosted by Intel and Sponsored by Webinos
       W3C’s Open Web Platform (OWP) is driving this and other
       industry transformations. The promise of the early
       information superhighway is being fulfilled. Whether
       tethering a driver’s smartphone or tablet to work with a
       car--or embedding technology into the car itself--there’s
       no need to reinvent the wheel. The Web can take you there.
       Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to
       share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to
       ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the
       needs of the Web and Automotive industries.
     * 2012-11-26 (26 NOV) – 2012-11-27 (27 NOV)
       Do Not Track and Beyond
       http://www.w3.org/2012/dnt-ws/
       Berkeley, California
       Hosted by UC Berkeley and TRUST Science and Technology
       Center
       This workshop serves as a forum for the W3C membership and
       the public to discuss the Consortium's next steps in the
       area of tracking protection and Web privacy. What have we
       learned from Do Not Track standardization and real-world
       implementations? Furthermore, undoubtedly support for
       privacy on the Web platform cannot end with Do Not Track:
       what should we look at next and beyond DNT?
     * 2013-03-12 (12 MAR) – 2013-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Making the Multilingual Web Work
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/en/documents/rome-workshop/ro
       me-cfp
       Rome, Italy
       Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
       United Nations (FAO).
       The MultilingualWeb community develops and promotes best
       practices and standards related to all aspects of creating,
       localizing, and deploying the Web across boundaries of
       language. It aims to raise the visibility of existing best
       practices and standards for dealing with language on the
       Internet and on identifying and resolving gaps that keep
       the Internet from living up to its global potential.

W3C Blog

     * WCAG 2.0 is now also ISO/IEC 40500!
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/wcag_20_is_now_also_isoiec_405
       15 October 2012 by Shawn Henry
       http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
     * Celebrating World Standards Day
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2012/10/w3c_world_standard_day_blog
       12 October 2012 by Daniel Dardailler
       http://w3.org/People/danield

Upcoming Talks

     * 2012-10-17 (17 OCT)
       Introduction to Internationalization and Unicode
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/LW2012-seattle
       by Addison Phillips
       Localization World
       https://www.localizationworld.com/
       Seattle, USA
     * 2012-10-19 (19 OCT)
       More CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about
       CSS
       by Lea Verou
       Web Directions South
       http://south12.webdirections.org/
       Sydney, Australia
     * 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
       Internationalization: An Introduction
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/iuc36
       by Addison Phillips
       36th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
       http://unicodeconference.org
       Santa Clara, CA, USA
     * 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
       Internationalizing the Kindle Paperwhite
       http://inter-locale.com/demos/iuc36
       by Addison Phillips
       36th Internationalization and Unicode Conference
       http://unicodeconference.org
       Santa Clara, CA, USA
     * 2012-10-26 (26 OCT)
       End-to-end W3C API support
       by Alexandre Morgaut
       JS.everywhere(2012)
       http://jseverywhere.org
       San Jose, CA, USA
     * 2012-11-08 (8 NOV)
       How recent approaches to metadata is improving the web
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20121108/
       by Olle Olsson
       J.Boye12 - Web & Intranet Conference
       http://aarhus12.jboye.com/
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2012-11-17 (17 NOV)
       End-to-end W3C API support
       by Alexandre Morgaut
       JS.everywhere(2012) Europe
       http://jseverywhere.eu
       Paris, France
     * 2012-11-20 (20 NOV)
       Why HTML5?
       http://www.w3.org/2012/Talks/1120-owp-plh/
       by Philippe Le Hégaret
       HTML5FEST 2012
       http://www.w3c.org.il/HTML5fest/2012/
       Kfar maccabiah, Ramat Gan, Israel

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