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W3C Public Newsletter, 2012-12-10

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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:40:26 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2012-12-10 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Last Call: Proximity Events

   06 December 2012 | Archive


   The Device APIs Working Group has published a Last Call Working
   Draft of "Proximity Events." This specification defines a
   means to receive events that correspond to a proximity sensor
   detecting the presence of a physical object. Comments are
   welcome through 24 January. Learn more about the Ubiquitous Web
   Applications Activity.


Last Call: State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for
Control Abstraction

   06 December 2012 | Archive


   The Voice Browser Working Group published a Las Call Working
   Draft of "State Chart XML (SCXML): State Machine Notation for
   Control Abstraction." This document describes SCXML, or the
   "State Chart extensible Markup Language". SCXML provides a
   generic state-machine based execution environment based on
   CCXML and Harel State Tables. Comments are welcome through 11
   January 2013. Learn more about the Voice Browser Activity.


Last Call: Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version 2.0

   06 December 2012 | Archive


   The MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) Version
   2.0." This document defines data categories and their
   implementation as a set of elements and attributes called the
   Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0. ITS 2.0 is the
   successor of ITS 1.0; it is designed to foster the creation of
   multilingual Web content, focusing on HTML, XML based formats
   in general, and to leverage localization workflows based on the
   XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF). Comments are
   welcome through 10 January 2013. Learn more about the
   Internationalization Activity.


Updated Working Drafts of The Screen Orientation API, XMLHttpRequest,

   06 December 2012 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group published three Working
   Drafts today:

     * The Screen Orientation API. The Screen Orientation API's
       goal is to provide an interface for web applications to be
       able to read the screen orientation state, to be informed
       when this state changes and to be able to lock the screen
       orientation to a specific state.
     * XMLHttpRequest. The XMLHttpRequest specification defines an
       API that provides scripted client functionality for
       transferring data between a client and a server.
     * DOM4, published in co-operation with the Web Hypertext
       Application Technology Working Group. DOM defines the event
       and document model the Web platform uses. The DOM is a
       language- and platform neutral interface that allows
       programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the
       content and structure of documents.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


New Dates for the Next W3C Online Course on Programming Mobile Web
Apps; Early Bird Rate through 17 December

   04 December 2012 | Archive


   W3C is pleased to announce that registration is open for the
   next edition of the W3C online course "Mobile Web 2:
   Programming Web Applications". In this course, taught by Marcos
   Caceres, you will learn how to program mobile Web applications
   that can ship both online and in application stores. Moving
   beyond best practices, the course covers all techniques you
   need to know for creating successful mobile Web apps. The
   6-week course begins 21 January 2013. An early bird rate of 195
   Euros is available until 17 December 2012. Read the course
   description and enroll now for the early bird rate. Learn more
   about W3DevCampus, the W3C online training for Web developers


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