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W3C Public Newsletter, 2013-01-21

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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:55:18 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2013-01-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Beihang University Becomes Newest Institution to Host W3C and Invites
China to Assume Greater Role in Global Web Innovation

   20 January 2013 | Archive


   W3C announces Beihang University as a new center for W3C
   technical staff and leadership activities in China. W3C
   anticipates that a dedicated presence in China will enhance
   opportunities for collaboration among Chinese companies, Web
   developers, and research institutes, and W3C's full
   international community, including Members from more than 40
   countries. "This is an important step of the
   internationalization strategy of Beihang University, creating a
   platform to help Chinese industry participate in the Web
   standards ecosystem," said Professor Jinpeng Huai, President of
   Beihang University. China has the world's second largest
   economy, the largest internet user population of any country
   with (560 million and growing rapidly), a large Web developer
   community, and growing involvement in international standards
   bodies. "In the past two years W3C has benefited from greater
   Chinese participation," said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. "We look
   forward to that trend accelerating through the efforts of local
   industry and Beihang University. Global participation in W3C
   enables our community to identify global needs for the Web, and
   drive solutions." Read the press release and testimonials from
   W3C Members and other organizations, and the blog post from
   Jeff Jaffe.


Mobile Web apps Made Easy! Online Training Session Starts Today

   21 January 2013 | Archive


   There is still time to register for the "Mobile Web 2:
   Programming Applications" online training course that started
   today. Available online and for 6 weeks, this high quality
   course is taught by Marcos Caceres, who was recently elected to
   the TAG . During the course, you will learn the latest HTML5
   and Javascript APIs that are actually usable in real-world
   environments, and be able to create mobile Web apps that can
   ship both online and in application stores. Read the full
   course description, the online training FAQ and enrol now for
   245€ (325 US$) only. Learn more about W3DevCampus, the W3C
   online training for Web developers.


W3C Webinar: Developing Portable Mobile Applications with Compelling
User Experience using the W3C MMI Architecture

   18 January 2013 | Archive


   The W3C Multimodal Interaction (MMI) Working Group is pleased
   to announce the first webinar on “Developing Portable Mobile
   Applications with Compelling User Experience using the W3C MMI
   Architecture”, to be held on January 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
   ET. The 90-minute webinar, the first in a series, is aimed at
   Web developers who may find it daunting to incorporate
   innovative input and output methods such as speech, touch,
   gesture and swipe into their applications, given the diversity
   of mobile devices and programming techniques available today.
   The topic will interest anyone who wants to take advantage of
   the dramatic increase in new interaction modes, whether for
   health care, financial services, broadcasting, automotive,
   gaming, or consumer devices.


   Several experts from the industry and analyst communities will
   share their experiences and views on the explosive growth of
   opportunities for the development of applications that provide
   enhanced multimodal user-experiences. Read more and register
   for the webinar. Learn more about Multimodal Interaction at


WebDriver Draft Published

   17 January 2013 | Archive


   The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "WebDriver." This specification defines the
   WebDriver API, a platform and language-neutral interface that
   allows programs or scripts to introspect into, and control the
   behavior of, a web browser. The WebDriver API is primarily
   intended to allow developers to write tests that automate a
   browser from a separate controlling process, but may also be
   implemented in such a way as to allow in-browser scripts to
   control a (possibly separate) browser. The WebDriver API is
   defined by a set of interfaces to discover and manipulate DOM
   elements on a page, and to control the behavior of the
   containing browser. This specification also includes a
   non-normative reference serialization (to JSON) of the
   interface's invocations and responses that may be useful for
   browser vendors. Learn more about the Web Testing Activity.


Last Call: XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.1

   15 January 2013 | Archive


   The XML Core Working Group has published a Last Call 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). Comments are
   welcome through 22 February. Learn more about the Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Activity.


RDF 1.1 Concepts and Abstract Syntax Draft Published

   15 January 2013 | Archive


   The RDF Working Group has published a Working Draft of "RDF 1.1
   Concepts and Abstract Syntax." RDF 1.1 Concepts and Abstract
   Syntax defines an abstract syntax (a data model) which serves
   to link all RDF-based languages and specifications. The
   abstract syntax has two key data structures: RDF graphs are
   sets of subject-predicate-object triples, where the elements
   may be IRIs, blank nodes, or datatyped literals. They are used
   to express descriptions of resources. RDF datasets are used to
   organize collections of RDF graphs, and comprise a default
   graph and zero or more named graphs. This document also
   introduces key concepts and terminology, and discusses
   datatyping and the handling of fragment identifiers in IRIs
   within RDF graphs. Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.


Pointer Events Draft Published

   15 January 2013 | Archive


   The Pointer Events Working Group has published a Working Draft
   of "Pointer Events." This document defines events and related
   interfaces for handling hardware agnostic pointer input from
   devices like a mouse, pen, or touchscreen. For compatibility
   with existing mouse-based content, this specification also
   describes a mapping to fire DOM-LEVEL-3-EVENTS Mouse Events for
   pointer device types other than mouse. Learn more about the
   Rich Web Client Activity.


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


     * 2013-02-11 (11 FEB) – 2013-02-12 (12 FEB)
       Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform
       New York (USA)
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       Today’s eBook market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong.
       eBooks compete with printed versions, and there is a wide
       choice of hardware and software available for eBook
       readers. Nevertheless, publishers face major business and
       technical challenges in this market, some of which could be
       reduced or removed by standardization.
     * 2013-03-12 (12 MAR) – 2013-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Making the Multilingual Web Work
       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

     * W3C Host in China
       20 January 2013 by Jeff Jaffe
     * Join Us at W3Conf!
       17 January 2013 by Doug Schepers

Upcoming Talks

     * 2013-01-24 (24 JAN)
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     * 2013-02-25 (25 FEB)
       Mobile World Congress 2013
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     * 2013-02-27 (27 FEB)
       Open Web Platform: Mobile Accessible HTML5
       by Judy Brewer
       CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities
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     * 2013-02-27 (27 FEB)
       Training Resource Suite for Web Accessibility
       CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2013-02-27 (27 FEB)
       Managing Website Accessibility Conformance
       by Shadi Abou-Zahra
       CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2013-02-27 (27 FEB)
       Web Accessibility 2013 – A W3C WAI Tour
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology and Persons with Disabilities
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2013-03-10 (10 MAR)
       Copyright & Disruptive Technologies
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     * 2013-03-14 (14 MAR)
       The Copyright Conundrum
       SxSW Music
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     * 2013-03-18 (18 MAR)
       Community Collaboration through W3C WAI: Working Together
       on Web Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       European e-Accessibility Forum
       Paris, France

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