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W3C Weekly News - 11 December 2003

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                             W3C Weekly News

                      4 December - 11 December 2003

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Kofi Annan, Tim Berners-Lee Greet the World Summit Event for Schools

   Students and educators participating in the World Summit on the
   Information Society are laying the foundation for a global
   infrastructure of school networks and a culture of peace. On
   10 December in cooperation with the CERN SIS-Forum in Geneva,
   Switzerland, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and W3C Director Tim
   Berners-Lee sent an email to summit participants at 800 schools in 80
   countries using the NeXT computer that was used to invent the World
   Wide Web. The U.N. Cyberschoolbus and the European Schoolnet
   co-organized the World Summit Event for Schools.

    http://sis-forum.web.cern.ch/SIS-Forum/Public-v1/4Media_events/Media_top.htm
    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=9157&Cr=wsis&Cr1=

C.M. Sperberg-McQueen Wins XML Cup 2003

   Michael Sperberg-McQueen of the W3C and Adam Bosworth of BEA received
   the XML Cup 2003 at the IDEAlliance XML 2003 conference today in
   Philadelphia, PA, USA. The cup is awarded to industry visionaries and
   pioneers for contributions to the Extensible Markup Language (XML).
   Visit the XML home page.

    http://www.w3.org/People/cmsmcq/
    http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/
    http://www.w3.org/XML/

XML Infoset Second Edition Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

   The XML Core Working Group has published the "XML Information Set,
   Second Edition" (Infoset) as a Proposed Edited Recommendation. The
   document updates the Infoset to cover XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1,
   clarifies the consequences of certain kinds of invalidity, and
   corrects typographical errors. The Infoset defines a set of eleven
   types of information items in XML documents. Comments are welcome
   through 15 January 2004.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PER-xml-infoset-20031210/
    http://www.w3.org/XML/

Last Call: Architecture of the World Wide Web

   The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of the "Architecture of the World Wide Web, First
   Edition." The document is written for Web developers, implementers,
   content authors and publishers. It describes the properties that are
   desired of the Web and the design choices that have been made to
   achieve them. Comments are invited through 5 March 2004. Read the
   press release and visit the TAG home page.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-webarch-20031209/
    http://www.w3.org/2003/12/tag-pressrelease
    http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/

Working Draft: HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released the first public Working Draft of "HTML Techniques for
   WCAG 2.0." The draft provides information to Web content developers
   who wish to satisfy the success criteria of "Web Content Accessibility
   Guidelines 2.0," currently a Working Draft. Feedback is welcomed.
   Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-WCAG20-HTML-TECHS-20031209/
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Working Draft: Mobile SVG Profiles Version 1.2

   The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group has released the
   first public Working Draft of "Mobile SVG Profiles: SVG Tiny and SVG
   Basic, Version 1.2." The draft defines two mobile profiles of SVG 1.2:
   SVG Tiny 1.2, suitable for cellphones, and SVG Basic 1.2,
   written for PDAs. Comments are welcome. Visit the SVG home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-SVGMobile12-20031209/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

SVG Tiny Version 1.2 Requirements Published

   The Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group has released the
   first public Working Draft of "SVG Tiny Version 1.2 Requirements."
   Delivering Web vector graphics, text, and images to mobile phones,
   SVG Tiny 1.2 adds features from SVG 1.2 and is based on implementor
   and designer feedback on SVG Tiny 1.1. Comments are welcome.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-SVGTiny12Reqs-20031209/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/

W3C Talks in December (continued)

   * David Booth presented at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute
     Computer Science Colloquium in Worcester, MA, USA on 5 December.
   * Tim Berners-Lee participated in the roundtable "Taking
     Responsibility in the Information Age" in Geneva, Switzerland on
     9 December.
   * Tim Berners-Lee gave a lecture and participated in a panel at the
     Role of Science in the Information Society (RSIS) conference held
     at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 December.
   * Tatsuya Hagino participates in a panel at OracleWorld Tokyo in
     Tokyo, Japan on 17 December.

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

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

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