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W3C Weekly News - 20 December 2003

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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 09:15:58 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      12 December - 20 December 2003

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Resource Description Framework (RDF) Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Resource
   Description Framework (RDF) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are
   invited through 19 January. The RDF language is presented in six
   technical reports. RDF is used to represent information and to
   exchange knowledge in the Web.

   * "RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)"
     Update for XML, namespaces, the Infoset, and XML Base
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-syntax-grammar-20031215/

   * "RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema"
     Describes how to use RDF to build RDF vocabularies. Defines a
     basic vocabulary and conventions for use by Semantic Web
     applications
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-schema-20031215/

   * "RDF Semantics"
     Formal mathematical theory for reasoning about RDF data
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-mt-20031215/

   * "RDF Primer"
     An introduction for all readers
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-primer-20031215/

   * "RDF Test Cases"
     Machine-processable test cases
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-testcases-20031215/

   * "Resource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts and Abstract
     Syntax"
     Syntax, design goals, concepts, the meaning of RDF documents,
     character normalization and handling of URI references
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-concepts-20031215/

OWL Web Ontology Language Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the OWL Web Ontology
   Language (OWL) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are invited
   through 19 January. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms
   called ontologies, supporting advanced Web search, software agents
   and knowledge management. The OWL language is presented in six parts.

   * OWL Overview
     A simple introduction
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-owl-features-20031215/

   * OWL Guide
     Demonstrates OWL through an extended example. Provides a glossary
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-owl-guide-20031215/

   * OWL Reference
     A compact, informal description of OWL modelling primitives
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-owl-ref-20031215/

   * OWL Semantics and Abstract Syntax
     Normative definition of the OWL language
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-owl-semantics-20031215/

   * OWL Test Cases
     Test cases illustrating correct OWL usage, the formal meaning of
     constructs, and resolution of issues. Specifies conformance
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-owl-test-20031215/

   * OWL Use Cases and Requirements
     Usage scenarios, goals and requirements for a Web ontology language
     http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-webont-req-20031215/

   Read about the Semantic Web Activity.
    http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Speech Recognition Grammar Specification Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Speech Recognition
   Grammar Specification Version 1.0" to Proposed Recommendation.
   Comments are welcome through 18 February 2004. Speech grammars allow
   voice-based application authors to create rules describing what users
   are expected to say after listening to each application prompt. Visit
   the Voice Browser home page.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-speech-grammar-20031218/
    http://www.w3.org/Voice/

DOM Level 3 Validation Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Document Object
   Model (DOM) Level 3 Validation Specification" to Proposed
   Recommendation. The Document Object Model (DOM) allows programs and
   scripts to update the content and style of documents dynamically.
   This module of DOM3 ensures that documents remain or become valid.
   Comments are invited through 14 January. Read about the DOM Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-DOM-Level-3-Val-20031215/
   http://www.w3.org/DOM/Activity

Speech Synthesis Markup Language Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Speech Synthesis
   Markup Language Version 1.0" to Candidate Recommendation. Comments
   are welcome through 18 February 2004. With this XML-based language,
   content authors can generate synthetic speech on the Web, controlling
   pronunciation, volume, pitch, and rate.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-speech-synthesis-20031218/
    http://www.w3.org/Voice/

Last Call: CSS3 Paged Media and CSS Print Profile

   The CSS Working Group has released two Last Call Working Drafts,
   parts of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) language. Comments are
   welcome through 31 January 2004. The "CSS3 Paged Media Module" adds
   pagination, page margins, headers and footers, footnotes and
   endnotes, and cross-references with page numbers. The "CSS Print
   Profile" works with XHTML-Print for printing to low-cost devices.
   Visit the CSS home page.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-css3-page-20031218/
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-css-print-20031218/
    http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/

EMMA Working Draft Updated

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released the second
   public Working Draft of EMMA. Comments are welcome. The Extensible
   MultiModal Annotation language (EMMA) is a data exchange format for
   interaction management systems. EMMA represents user input. Speech
   and handwriting recognizers, natural language engines, media
   interpreters, and multimodal integration components generate EMMA
   markup. Visit the Multimodal Interaction home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-emma-20031218/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/

Working Drafts: Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.1

   The XSL Working Group has released the first public Working Drafts
   of the "Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.1" and its
   Requirements. Version 1.1 updates the XSL 1.0 Recommendation for
   change marks, indexes, multiple flows, and bookmarks, and extends
   support for graphics scaling, markers, and page numbers. Comments are
   invited. Read about the XML Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xsl11-20031217/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xsl11-req-20031217/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Requirements Published: Internationalization of Web Services

   The Web Services Internationalization Task Force of the
   Internationalization Working Group has published the first public
   Working Draft of "Requirements for the Internationalization of Web
   Services." The document lists requirements for achieving worldwide
   usability for Web services. The group expects to republish the draft
   as a Working Group Note. Visit the Internationalization home page.

   http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-ws-i18n-req-20031217/
   http://www.w3.org/International/

Working Draft: XQueryX

   The XML Query Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of
   "XML Syntax for XQuery 1.0 (XQueryX)." Designed to be read with the
   XQuery language and its formal semantics, the document proposes that
   XQueryX will be an optional conformance level. The Working Group
   invites comments. Visit the XML home page.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xqueryx-20031219/
    http://www.w3.org/XML/

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