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W3C Weekly News - 26 August 2002

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Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 10:06:57 -0400
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       21 August - 26 August 2002

QA Framework: Specification Guidelines Working Draft Published

   26 August 2002: The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has released
   a Working Draft of the "QA Framework: Specification Guidelines." The
   guidelines are designed to help W3C Working Groups write clearer,
   more implementable, and better testable technical reports. This is a
   major revision and comments are welcome. Visit the QA home page.


HTML Working Group Rechartered

   23 August 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the rechartering of the
   HTML Working Group through August 2004. The group seeks to fulfill
   the promise of XML for applying XHTML to a wide variety of platforms.
   It supports rich Web content, combining XHTML with W3C work in areas
   such as math, scalable vector graphics, synchronized multimedia, and
   forms. Read the group's work items in its charter and visit the HTML
   home page.


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working Draft Published

   22 August 2002: The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
   Working Group has released a Working Draft of the "Web Content
   Accessibility Guidelines 2.0." Following WCAG checkpoints makes Web
   content accessible to people with disabilities, and to a variety of
   Web-enabled devices, such as phones, handhelds, kiosks, and network
   appliances. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Last Call Published

   21 August 2002: The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
   has released "User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" as a Last Call
   Working Draft. Comments are welcome through 18 September. Written for
   developers of user agents, the guidelines lower barriers to Web
   accessibility for people with disabilities (visual, hearing,
   physical, cognitive, and neurological). The companion "Techniques"
   Working Draft is also updated. Read about the Web Accessibility


XForms Working Draft Published

   21 August 2002: The XForms Working Group has released a Working Draft
   of "XForms 1.0," incorporating all issues received during Last Call.
   Comments are welcome through 4 September. More flexible than previous
   HTML and XHTML form technologies, the new generation of Web forms
   separates purpose, presentation, and data. Visit the XForms home page.


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