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W3C Weekly News - 5 August 2002

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                            W3C Weekly News

                        30 July - 5 August 2002

XHTML 1.0 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

  The World Wide Web Consortium released "XHTML 1.0: The Extensible
  HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)" as a W3C Recommendation.
  XHTML 1.0 is a reformulation of HTML in XML, giving the rigor of XML
  to Web pages. The second edition is not a new version; it brings the
  XHTML 1.0 Recommendation up to date with comments from the community,
  ongoing work within the HTML Working Group, and the first edition
  errata. Read more on the HTML home page.


XHTML 2.0 Working Draft Published

  The HTML Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of
  "XHTML 2.0." XHTML 2.0 is a relative of the Web's familiar publishing
  languages, HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1, and is not intended to be
  backward compatible with them. The draft contains the XHTML 2.0
  markup language in modules for creating rich, portable Web-based
  applications. Comments are welcome.


XHTML Media Types Note Updated

  The HTML Working Group has updated the W3C Note "XHTML Media Types."
  Expressed in RFC compatible terms, the Note summarizes best current
  practice for serving XHTML Family documents by addressing four media
  types: 'text/html', 'application/xhtml+xml', and generic XML media
  types 'application/xml' and 'text/xml'.


CSS 2.1 Last Call Published

  The CSS Working Group has released "Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2
  Revision 1" (CSS 2.1) as a Last Call Working Draft. Cascading Style
  Sheets (CSS) is a language used to render structured documents like
  HTML and XML on screen, on paper, and in speech. The draft brings
  CSS2 in line with implementations and CSS2 errata, and removes
  obsolete features. Comments are welcome through 30 August.


CSS3 Last Call Working Drafts Published

  The CSS Working Group has released four modules of Cascading Style
  Sheets Level 3 as Working Drafts. "Fonts," "Web Fonts," and
  "Backgrounds" are in Last Call with comments welcome through 30
  August. "Basic User Interface" is a first publication, the result of
  merging relevant parts of CSS2 and the February Working Draft, "User
  Interface for CSS3." Learn more on the CSS home page.


XML Encryption Candidate Recommendations Revised

  The XML Encryption Working Group has released two revised Candidate
  Recommendations, "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing" and its
  "Decryption Transform." Encryption makes sensitive data confidential
  for storage or transmission. Please refer to the "Status of This
  Document" sections for summaries of changes. Comments are welcome
  through 13 September. Read about the W3C XML Encryption Activity.


OWL Web Ontology Language Working Drafts Published

  The Web Ontology Working Group has released three first Working
  Drafts. The "Feature Synopsis," "Abstract Syntax" and "Language
  Reference" describe the OWL Web Ontology Language 1.0 and its subset
  OWL Lite. Automated tools can use common sets of terms called
  ontologies to power services such as more accurate Web search,
  intelligent software agents, and knowledge management. OWL is used to
  publish and share ontologies on the Web. Read about the W3C Semantic
  Web Activity.


Web Services Architecture Usage Scenarios Published

  The Web Services Architecture Working Group has released the first
  Working Draft of "Web Services Architecture Usage Scenarios." The
  draft is a collection of usage scenarios and use cases used for
  generating Web services architecture requirements and for evaluating
  existing technologies. Comments are welcome. Visit the Web Services
  Activity home page.


W3C Co-Sponsors Forum on Security Standards for Web Services

  Registration is open for the Forum on Security Standards for Web
  Services to be held in Boston, MA, USA, on 26 August. Co-sponsored by
  W3C and OASIS, the forum will explore the relationships between W3C
  and OASIS Web services and security specifications, and give insights
  on future directions.


W3C Device Independent Authoring Techniques Workshop Announced

  Registration is open through 6 September for the W3C Workshop on
  Device Independent Authoring Techniques to be held in St. Leon-Rot,
  near Heidelberg, Germany on 25-26 September 2002. Participants will
  discuss authoring for multiple devices, how markup languages can be
  used to achieve greater device independence, and possibly new markup
  standards. Interest statements are due 4 September. Read about the
  W3C Device Independence Activity.


Call for Papers: SMIL Europe 2002

  Paper submissions are due 13 September for SMIL Europe 2002 to be
  held in Paris, France on 20-22 November 2002. SMIL, pronounced
  "smile," enables authoring of interactive audiovisual rich media
  presentations. SMIL has been adopted as a basis for MMS, and for
  adding timing to other markup languages such as SVG. SMIL Europe
  is a forum for SMIL research and advanced applications. For more
  information, visit the conference Web site.


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