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W3C Weekly News - 16 November 2003

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Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 21:34:08 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      9 November - 16 November 2003

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PNG Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released the "Portable Network Graphics
   (PNG) Specification (Second Edition)" as a W3C Recommendation.
   The document has also become an International Standard, ISO/IEC 15948:2003.
   PNG is a graphics file format for raster images. Indexed-color, grayscale,
   and truecolor images are supported plus an optional alpha channel. Read
   more about the Graphics Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-PNG-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/Activity

"QA Framework: Specification Guidelines" Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "QA Framework:
   Specification Guidelines" to Candidate Recommendation. A set of
   organizing guidelines and verifiable checkpoints, the document is
   written to help W3C Working Groups write technical reports. It provides
   for conformance requirements and definitions, and facilitates the
   generation of test materials. Comments are welcome through 10 May 2004.
   Learn more about Quality Assurance (QA) at W3C.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-qaframe-spec-20031110/
    http://www.w3.org/QA/

XQuery, XSLT and XPath Last Call Published

   The XML Query Working Group and the XSL Working Group have released
   nine Working Drafts. Six are in Last Call through 15 February 2004.
   Comments on all of these documents are invited.

   * XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-20031112/

   * XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0 - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt20-20031112/

   * XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0 - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath20-20031112/

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-datamodel-20031112/

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-functions-20031112/

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-semantics-20031112/

   * XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization - Last Call
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt-xquery-serialization-20031112/

   * XML Query (XQuery) Requirements
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-requirements-20031112/

   * XML Query Use Cases
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-use-cases-20031112/

XInclude Last Call Published

   The XML Core Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of
   "XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0." XInclude introduces a generic
   mechanism for merging XML documents (information sets) using existing
   XML constructs--elements, attributes and URI references. Comments are
   welcome through 31 December. Visit the XML home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xinclude-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

MathML Working Group Notes Published

   The Math Working Group has released "Units in MathML," "Structured
   Types in MathML 2.0" and "Bound Variables in MathML" as Working Group
   Notes. MathML is an XML application that allows mathematical notation
   and content to be served, received and processed on the Web. Visit the
   Math home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-units-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-types-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-bvar-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/Math/

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 Working Drafts Published

   The Web Services Description Working Group has released two Working
   Drafts of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0:
   "Part 1: Core Language" and "Part 2: Message Patterns." WSDL is a model
   and XML format for describing network services. The language enables
   separate, fundamental stages for abstract function and concrete
   details. Read about Web Services.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-wsdl20-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-wsdl20-patterns-20031110/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Working Draft: SOAP Optimized Serialization

   The XML Protocol Working Group has released a Working Draft of "SOAP
   Optimized Serialization Use Cases and Requirements." The document
   illustrates the reasons for optimizing the serialization of SOAP
   messages. It distills constraints and the features necessary for
   interoperability with existing protocols, bindings, and serialization
   formats such as SOAP 1.2, WSDL and MIME.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-soap12-os-ucr-20031112/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/

Working Draft: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2

   The SVG Working Group has released its fourth Working Draft of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2." SVG delivers accessible, dynamic,
   and reusable vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. The
   Working Group explicitly encourages public feedback on this draft.
   Visit the SVG home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-SVG12-20031113/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

Amaya 8.2 Released

   Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version 8.2 includes new
   features and enhancements for selection, CSS and CSS debugging, backup
   files, loaded objects and images, undo, structure and source view, SVG,
   HTML, and annotations. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux and
   Windows, and Debian and RPM packages. Source code is available. Visit
   the Amaya home page and the Annotea home page.

    http://www.w3.org/Amaya/
    http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/

Upcoming W3C Talks (continued)

   * Daniel Dardailler presents at Quality for Cultural Web Sites in
     Parma, Italy on 20 November, and at Seminaire AccessiWeb in Paris,
     France on 1 December.

   Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as an RSS
   channel.

    http://www.w3.org/Promotion/Appearances/

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