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W3C Weekly News - 1 November 2003

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 12:48:48 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                       24 October - 1 November 2003

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W3C Requests '906 Patent Re-Examination

   Acting on the advice of the W3C HTML Patent Advisory Group, W3C has
   presented the United States Patent and Trademark Office with prior
   art establishing that US Patent No. 5,838,906 (the '906 patent) is
   invalid. W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee has written an unprecedented
   request to James E. Rogan, US Under Secretary of Commerce for
   Intellectual Property, to take action to remove the patent to allow
   operation of the Web. Please refer to the briefing.


W3C Presents W3C Day Japan on 14 November in Tokyo

   W3C Day Japan 2003 will be held on 14 November at Keio University
   Mita Campus in Tokyo. The conference is organized by the Keio
   Research Institute at SFC in advance of their Open Research Forum.
   W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee and members of the W3C Team will speak
   about XML, SOAP, WSDL, RDF, accessibility, device independence, and
   the Semantic Web. The event is open to the public and registration is
   required. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

    In Japanese:

    Press release in English, French and Japanese:

XML 1.0 Third Edition Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the Extensible Markup
   Language (XML) 1.0 Third Edition as a Proposed Edited Recommendation.
   The third edition is not a new version of XML. It brings the XML 1.0
   Recommendation up to date with second edition errata, and clarifies
   its use of RFC 2119 key words like must, should and may. Comments are
   welcome through 1 December. Visit the XML home page.


W3C Talks in November

   * Katrin Franke, W3C Multimodal Interaction Pen Input subgroup,
     presents at the 11th Conference of the International Graphonomics
     Society (IGS2003) in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 2-5 November.
   * Karl Dubost presents at the Universite de Montreal, Quebec,
     Canada on 5 November.
   * Dominique Hazael-Massieux presents at SIMO in Madrid, Spain on
     6 November.
   * James Larson, W3C Voice Browser Working Group co-Chair;
     Wu Chou, W3C Multimodal Interaction EMMA subgroup co-Chair; and
     Yi-Min Chee, W3C Multimodal Interaction Ink subgroup Chair,
     participate in a panel at the Fifth International Conference
     on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI-PUI'03) in Vancouver, BC, Canada on
     6 November.
   * Judy Brewer, Ivan Herman, Philipp Hoschka, Richard Ishida and
     Matthew May present at the China International Forum on WWW's
     Development 2003 in Beijing, China on 12-13 November.
   * Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Bratt, Wendy Chisholm, Shawn Lawton Henry,
     Masayasu Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Philippe Le Hegaret, Eric
     Prud'hommeaux, Dave Raggett and Nobuo Saito present at W3C Day
     Japan 2003 at Keio University Mita Campus in Tokyo on 14 November.

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