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W3C Public Newsletter, 2013-03-18

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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:15:38 -0400
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The 2013-03-18 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

Tim Berners-Lee, Marc Andreessen, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and Louis
Pouzin Awarded 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

   18 March 2013 | Archive


   [] The Royal Academy of Engineering announced today that Tim
   Berners-Lee, Marc Andreessen, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and
   Louis Pouzin are the recipients of the new Queen Elizabeth
   Prize for Engineering, which recognizes "outstanding advances
   in engineering that have changed the world and benefited
   humanity." The award is shared by Berners-Lee for his invention
   of the Web, Andreessen for his work on the Mosaic browser, and
   Pouzin, Cerf, and Kahn for their pioneering work on fundamental
   Internet protocols.


   "The prize recognises what has been a roller-coaster ride of
   wonderful international collaboration," said Berners-Lee. "Bob
   and Vint’s work on building the internet was re-enforced by
   Louis’ work on datagrams and that enabled me to invent the Web.
   Marc’s determined and perceptive work built on these platforms
   a product which became widely deployed across nations and
   computing platforms. I am honoured to receive this accolade and
   humbled to share it with them. I want the Web to inspire and
   empower new generations of engineers --boys and, especially,
   girls-- who will build, in turn, their own platforms, to
   improve our global society. I hope the message behind this
   award, along with the work we are doing with the World Wide Web
   Foundation and W3C, will assist in achieving the vision of a
   web that is open, accessible and of value to all."

   Learn more about how the Web is expanding into a full-fledged
   programming environment for rich applications, documents, and
   data: the Open Web Platform.


CSS Paged Media Module Level 3 Draft Published, CSS Print Profile
Note Published

   14 March 2013 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published
   two documents today:

     * A Working Draft of CSS Paged Media Module Level 3. This
       module describes the page model that partitions a flow into
       pages. It builds on the Box model module and introduces and
       defines the page model and paged media. It adds
       functionality for pagination, page margins, page size and
       orientation, headers and footers, widows and orphans, and
       image orientation. Finally it extends generated content to
       enable page numbering and running headers / footers.
     * A Group Note of CSS Print Profile. This specification
       defines a subset of Cascading Style Sheets Level 2,
       revision 1 and CSS Paged Media Level 3 for printing across
       multiple devices and media types. It is designed for
       printing in situations where it is not feasible or
       desirable to install a printer-specific driver, and for
       situations were some variability in the output is
       acceptable. This profile is designed to work in conjunction
       with XHTML-Print and defines a minimum level of conformance
       as well as an extension set that provides stronger layout
       control for the printing of mixed text and images, tables
       and image collections.

   Learn more about the Style Activity.


Call for Review: PROV Family of Documents Published as Proposed

   12 March 2013 | Archive


   The Provenance Working Group has published four Proposed
   Recommendation Documents along with corresponding supporting
   notes. You can find a complete list at the "PROV Overview
   draft." These documents provide a framework for interchanging
   provenance on the Web. PROV enables one to represent and
   interchange provenance information using widely available
   formats such as RDF and XML. In addition, it provides
   definitions for accessing provenance information, validating
   it, and mapping to Dublin Core. Comments are welcome through 9
   April 2013. Learn more about the Semantic Web.


WebDriver Draft Published

   12 March 2013 | Archive


   The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "WebDriver." The WebDriver API aims to
   provide a synchronous API that can be used for a variety of use
   cases, though it is primarily designed to support automated
   testing of web apps. This specification defines the WebDriver
   API, a platform and language-neutral interface and associated
   wire protocol 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.
   Learn more about the Web Testing Activity.


CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables Module Level 1 Draft

   12 March 2013 | Archive


   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "CSS Custom Properties for Cascading Variables
   Module Level 1." This module introduces cascading variables as
   a new primitive value type that is accepted by all CSS
   properties, and custom properties for defining them. Learn more
   about the Style Activity.


Two Last Call drafts: The RDF Data Cube Vocabulary, Data Catalog
Vocabulary (DCAT)

   12 March 2013 | Archive


   The Government Linked Data Working Group has published two Last
   Call Working Drafts today:

     * The RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. This is an RDF vocabulary for
       publishing multidimensional data, particularly statistical
       data. It is compatible with the cube model that underlies
       SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange), a widely
       used ISO standard. The Data Cube Vocabulary brings
       essential SDMX elements to RDF, providing a standard way
       for governments to publish statistical information as
       Linked Data. Comments are welcome through 08 April.
     * Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT). This is an RDF vocabulary
       for expressing the contents of data catalogs, such as
       government data portals. DCAT is for catalogs of all kinds
       of data (not just RDF data), but uses RDF to support easy
       aggregation of catalogs and construction of services which
       can search across many unrelated catalogs. Comments are
       welcome through 08 April.

   Learn more about the eGovernment Activity.


HTML Image Description Extension Draft Published

   12 March 2013 | Archive


   The HTML Working Group today published "HTML Image Description
   Extension" as First Public Working Draft. This specification
   ("HTML-longdesc") enables web authors to provide longer text
   descriptions for complex images. It defines the "longdesc"
   attribute to link descriptions with images in HTML5 content.
   HTML-longdesc is an extension specification that is part of the
   HTML5 family of specifications, which enables it to evolve
   independently and be finalized more rapidly. It is developed by
   the HTML Accessibility Task Force in coordination with the HTML
   WG and the WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG).
   HTML-longdesc is part of W3C's work to ensure that the Open Web
   Platform is accessible to people with disabilities. Please see
   important additional information in the call for review e-mail.
   Learn more about the HTML Activity and the Web Accessibility
   Initiative (WAI).


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       11 March 2013 by Dave Raggett

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