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W3C Weekly News (22 December 2001 - 14 January 2002)

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 18:19:52 -0500
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
22 December 2001 - 14 January 2002
from: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-announce/2002JanMar/0000.html

Farewell Jean-Francois Abramatic, Welcome Steve Bratt

   Dr. Jean-Francois Abramatic steps down as W3C Chairman. From 1996 to
   2001, Jean-Francois led the Consortium with wisdom and insight. Many
   thanks and best wishes to Jean-Francois! Please join W3C in welcoming
   Dr. Steven R. Bratt, W3C's new Chief Operating Officer. Steve will
   oversee worldwide operations, the W3C Process, the Team, strategic
   plans, budget, legal matters, and major events. See a photo of our
   new COO and visit "People of the W3C."


DOM Level 3 Working Drafts Published

   14 January 2002: The DOM Working Group has released two updated DOM
   Level 3 Working Drafts, the Core Specification and the Abstract
   Schemas and Load and Save Specification. The Document Object Model
   (DOM) allows programs and scripts to update the content and style of
   documents dynamically. Comments are invited. Read about the W3C DOM


W3C Team Talks at 20th International Unicode Conference

   13 January 2002: W3C Team members will attend the Twentieth
   International Unicode Conference in Washington, DC, USA. On 29
   January, Martin J. Duerst and Francois Yergeau give a tutorial titled
   "Weaving the Multilingual Web: Standards and their Implementations."
   On 30 January, Vincent Quint presents "Amaya: Towards an
   Internationalized Web Authoring Tool" and Chris Lilley presents "SVG:
   Vector Graphics meets Unicode." On 31 January, Martin Duerst gives a
   tutorial titled "UTF-8: Properties and Usage."


SVG 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles Working Drafts Published

   9 January 2002: The SVG Working Group has updated two Working Drafts.
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 1.1" is a modularization of
   the SVG language used to build profiles. "Mobile SVG Profiles: SVG
   Tiny and SVG Basic" defines SVG Tiny for highly restricted mobile
   devices, and SVG Basic for higher level mobile devices. SVG delivers
   accessible, dynamic, and reusable vector graphics, text, and images
   to the Web in XML. Comments are welcome. Read more on the SVG home


W3C Team Presentations in January

   8 January 2002: Philippe Le Hegaret presented "A Short History of the
   Web" at the Faculty of Science, University of Nice, France on 8
   January. On 10 January, Daniel Dardailler presented an "Update on W3C
   Technologies" and Vincent Quint spoke at Autrans 2002 "Internet au
   défi des usages" in Autrans (Vercors), France. On 22 January, Daniel
   Dardailler presents "Tools and standards: Evolution and perspectives"
   at the Benchmark Forum "Gestion de contenu Internet-Intranet" in
   Paris, France. On 23 January, Tim Berners-Lee gives a talk titled
   "Semantic Web: Toward Machine Processable Data on the Web" at the
   Cambridge-MIT Institute Distinguished Lecture Series "Innovation at
   the Boundaries" in Cambridge, MA, USA. On January 25, Ivan Herman
   gives a "W3C Overview" to employees of ETRI in Daejeon, Korea. On
   January 28, Ivan Herman presents "A Tour Around W3C XML
   Recommendations" at IDA in Singapore.


W3C Device Independence Workshop Announced

   7 January 2002: Registration is open through 11 February for the W3C
   Workshop on Delivery Context to be held at W3C/INRIA in
   Sophia-Antipolis, France, on 4-5 March 2002. Participants will
   exchange ideas and develop a roadmap for the W3C Device Independence
   Activity work on delivery context, a term used to describe user
   preferences and the capabilities of their Web access mechanism.
   Position papers must be submitted by 11 February.


wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium 
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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