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W3C Weekly News - 4 March 2002

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Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 10:01:51 -0500
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                            W3C Weekly News

                      19 February - 4 March 2002

W3C Offices Expand to Korea

  4 March 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the opening of the W3C
  Korean Office. The Office is hosted by the Electronics and
  Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Daejeon, Korea. W3C
  Offices assist with promotion efforts in local languages, broaden
  W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in
  W3C Activities.

   In Korean: http://www.w3c.or.kr/

W3C Team Presentations in March

  4 March 2002: On 5-6 March, Ian Jacobs speaks on "W3C Technologies
  and Accessibility" at the University of Venezia in Venice and the
  University of Forli in Forli, Italy. On 7 March, Hugo Haas speaks on
  "Web services at W3C" at the OMG workshop "Web Services From
  Technology to Reality" in San Jose, California, USA. On 19 March,
  Vincent Hardy, W3C Fellow from Sun Microsystems, speaks on "SVG and
  Web Services" at XML One London. Vincent speaks on "SVG Graphics on
  the Java Platform" at JavaOne 2002 held in San Francisco, CA, USA on
  25-29 March. On 28 March, Ivan Herman presents a tutorial "2D Web
  Graphics: SVG" in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, at a Masterclass
  organized by the W3C Dutch Office and the Dutch chapter of ISOC.


XML Encryption, Decryption Become W3C Candidate Recommendations

  4 March 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "XML
  Encryption Syntax and Processing" and "Decryption Transform" to
  Candidate Recommendations. A companion document, "XML Encryption
  Requirements" has been released as a W3C Note. Encryption makes
  sensitive data confidential for storage or transmission. Comments are
  welcome through 25 April. Read about the W3C XML Encryption Activity.


Royalty-Free Patent Policy Working Draft Published

  26 February 2002: Responding to comments from the public, W3C
  Members, the W3C Advisory Committee, and the Open Source/Free
  Software community, the Patent Policy Working Group has released a
  "Royalty-Free Patent Policy" interim Working Draft. Its goal is to
  produce W3C Recommendations that can be implemented on a Royalty-Free
  (RF) basis. Comments are welcome. Read more in the press release and


XML Inclusions Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

  21 February 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "XML
  Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0" to Candidate Recommendation.
  Produced by the XML Core Working Group, XInclude introduces a generic
  mechanism for merging XML documents using elements, attributes, and
  URI references. Comments are invited through 30 April. Read about the
  XML Activity.


CCXML Working Draft Published

  21 February 2002: The Voice Browser Working Group has published the
  first public Working Draft of "Voice Browser Call Control: CCXML
  Version 1.0." CCXML, the Call Control eXtensible Markup Language,
  provides telephony call control support for VoiceXML and other dialog
  systems. Comments are welcome. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


Four CSS3 Working Drafts Published

  20 February 2002: The CSS Working Group has released four Working
  Drafts: "Backgrounds," "Cascading and Inheritance," "Color," and
  "Lists." Each is a module of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Level 3, a
  language used to render structured documents like HTML and XML on
  screen, on paper, and in speech. Comments are welcome. Visit the CSS
  home page.


Character Model Working Draft Published

  20 February 2002: The W3C Internationalization Working Group has
  released an interim Working Draft of the "Character Model for the
  World Wide Web 1.0" recording their progress. This document provides
  authors of specifications, software developers, and content
  developers a common reference for interoperable text manipulation.
  Please hold comments until the second Last Call. Read about W3C work
  on internationalization.


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