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W3C Weekly News - 18 February 2002

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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:26:10 -0500
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                            W3C Weekly News

                    12 February - 18 February 2002

Unicode in XML and other Markup Languages Published

  18 February 2002: An update to "Unicode in XML and other Markup
  Languages" has been released as a Unicode Technical Report and a W3C
  Note. These guidelines cover the use of Unicode with markup languages
  such as XML, and are published jointly by the Unicode Technical
  Committee and the W3C Internationalization Working Group and Interest
  Group. Read about the W3C Internationalization Activity.


SVG Last Call Working Drafts Published

  15 February 2002: The SVG Working Group has released two Last Call
  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
  through 15 March. Visit the SVG home page.


XML-Signature Becomes a W3C Recommendation

  14 February 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium released
  "XML-Signature Syntax and Processing" as a W3C Recommendation.
  Produced by the joint IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group, XML
  digital signatures provide integrity, message authentication, and
  signer authentication services. Read the press release and


Exclusive XML Canonicalization Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

  14 February 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of
  "Exclusive XML Canonicalization" to Candidate Recommendation.
  Produced by the joint IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group, the
  specification provides a method to exclude ancestor context from the
  canonicalized form of a subset of an XML document. Comments are
  welcome through 16 April. Read the interoperability report and more
  about the XML Digital Signature Activity.


W3C Launches Multimodal Interaction Activity

  14 February 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the
  Multimodal Interaction Activity. By developing markup specifications
  for synchronization across multiple modalities and devices, the new
  Activity is extending the Web user interface. Read more on the
  Multimodal Interaction Activity home page.


DOM Level 1 Core Conformance Test Suite Published

  14 February 2002: The DOM Test Suite Group has released the first
  version of the DOM Conformance Test Suite for Level 1 Core. Launched
  by W3C and NIST, the USA National Institute of Standards and
  Technology, this work is a publicly developed and open framework to
  test Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Core implementations.
  Comments are welcome.


RDF Model Theory Working Draft Published

  14 February 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released an updated
  Working Draft of "RDF Model Theory." The document provides a precise
  semantic theory for RDF and RDFS, and sharpens the notions of
  consequence and inference in RDF. Learn more on the RDF home page,
  and read about the W3C Semantic Web Activity.


Call for Papers: MathML Conference 2002

  13 February 2002: W3C is pleased to be co-sponsoring the second
  international MathML conference, "MathML and Technologies for
  Mathematics on the Web," scheduled for 28-30 June 2002, near Chicago,
  IL, USA. The deadline for submitting abstract and panel proposals is
  18 February. Poster abstracts and demo proposals are due 15 March.
  MathML 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation one year ago. Visit the MathML
  Conference 2002 Web site.


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