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W3C Weekly News - 18 December 2002

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                             W3C Weekly News

                     11 December - 18 December 2002

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User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Become a W3C Recommendation

   17 December 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium released "User Agent
   Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" as a W3C Recommendation. Written for
   software developers as part of the Web Accessibility Initiative, the
   guidelines explain how to design browsers and media players that
   lower barriers to the Web for people with disabilities (visual,
   hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological) and improve usability
   for all users. The companion techniques are updated. Read the press
   release, the FAQ, and 23 testimonials.


Namespaces 1.1 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   18 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of
   "Namespaces in XML 1.1" to Candidate Recommendation. Identified by
   IRI references, namespaces qualify element and attribute names in XML
   documents. Version 1.1 incorporates errata corrections and provides a
   mechanism to undeclare prefixes. Comments are welcome through
   14 February. Read about the XML Activity.


XHTML 2.0 Working Draft Published

   18 December 2002: The HTML Working Group has released the third
   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. Visit the HTML home


MIT Scheduled Power Outage 28 December

   18 December 2002: Due to construction at MIT, on Friday, 27 December,
   power at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) will be turned
   off at approximately 23:00 UTC for about twenty-six hours. All
   services will be suspended and the W3C site will be accessible in a
   read-only state. Mail sent to W3C archives will be queued and posted
   when the power is restored. Power is expected to return on Sunday,
   29 December at 01:00 UTC. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Richard Ishida Co-Chairs Internationalization & Unicode Conference

   13 December 2002: Richard Ishida of the W3C Team has become co-chair
   of the Internationalization & Unicode Conference. The event (renamed
   from "Unicode Conference" to more accurately reflect its content) is
   the premier technical conference worldwide for both software and Web
   internationalization. The W3C Internationalization Activity is
   pleased to be able to reaffirm in this way its long-standing and
   beneficial association with the event. The 23rd Internationalization
   & Unicode Conference (IUC23) is to be held on 24-26 March 2003 in
   Prague, Czech Republic.


Delivery Context Working Draft Published

   13 December 2002: The Device Independence Working Group has released
   the first public Working Draft of "Delivery Context Overview for
   Device Independence." Delivery context is a term used to describe
   user preferences and the capabilities of user Web access mechanisms.
   Read about the W3C Device Independence Activity.


Amaya 7.1 Released

   12 December 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool.
   Version 7.1 is a bug fix release with SVG, MathML, and printing
   enhancements. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux, and
   Windows, and Debian and RPM packages. Source code is available.
   If you are interested in annotations, visit the Annotea home page.


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