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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. Find out more about W3C.

W3C A to Z

Modularization of XHTML Becomes Candidate Recommendation

21 October 2000: W3C is pleased to announce that Modularization of XHTML has become a Candidate Recommendation. This period is a call for implementation, testimonials, and review by W3C Members and the public, and lasts through 17 November. The specification subsets XHTML and extends XHTML's reach onto emerging platforms like mobile devices, television, and appliances. Read more on the HTML home page.

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Last Call Working Draft Published

23 October 2000: The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has issued a Last Call Working Draft of User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and its companion Working Draft, Techniques for User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. They provide guidelines for designing user agents that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities, and help developers create more usable software for all Web users. Please send comments to (archive) by 13 November.

P3P 1.0 Last Call Working Draft Published

18 October 2000: The P3P Specification Working Group has issued a Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) 1.0 Last Call Working Draft. P3P enables Web sites to express their privacy practices in a standard format. P3P user agents will inform users of site practices. Please send comments to (archive) by 31 October.

XSL Working Draft Released

18 October 2000: The XSL Working Group has released a Working Draft of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) addressing Last Call comments. Designers use an XSL style sheet to express how source content should be styled, laid out, and paginated onto a presentation medium such as a browser window, a pamphlet or a book. Please send comments to (archive).

W3C Co-Sponsors MathML Conference 20-21 October

16 October 2000: W3C co-sponsored the first MathML Conference, on 20-21 October in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Irčne Vatton and Vincent Quint of the W3C/INRIA presented "Editing MathML on the Web with Amaya." Learn more about MathML and review the current working draft of MathML 2.0.

CSS Mobile Profile Working Draft Released

13 October 2000: The CSS Working Group has released a CSS Mobile Profile 1.0 Working Draft. The specification defines a subset of Cascading Style Sheets Level 2 tailored for mobile devices such as wireless phones. Learn about CSS on the style sheets home page.

XML-Signature Last Call Working Draft Published

12 October 2000: The joint IETF-W3C XML Signature Working Group has published a revision of the Last Call Working Draft, XML-Signature Syntax and Processing. XML digital signatures provide integrity, message authentication, and signer authentication services. Comments should be sent to the editors with a cc: to (archive) by 20 October.

P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) Interop, 2 November

11 October 2000: W3C is hosting an interoperability session in Palo Alto, California, USA, on 2 November to "test drive" P3P and to demonstrate its uses and capabilities. P3P provides a simple, automated way for users to gain more control over the use of personal information on Web sites they visit. Please consult the P3P Interop page for agenda and registration details.

Canonical XML Working Draft Released

11 October 2000: The joint IETF-W3C XML Signature Working Group has issued a Working Draft of Canonical XML Version 1.0, addressing all comments received during the second Last Call that ended 28 July. An interoperability matrix is available. Please send comments to the editor with a cc: to the public mailing list (archive).

XML Days Europe, 17 to 27 October

11 October 2000: The W3C Offices are participating in the XML Days Europe conference series, 17 to 27 October. At many of the events, W3C Offices staff will be in attendance and would be pleased to meet with you. XML Days are being held in Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Munich, Zurich, and Milan.

W3C Netherlands Office Offers Courses

11 October 2000: The W3C Netherlands Office has organized two one day courses in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On 17 October, F.R.A. Hopgood and Lloyd Rutledge spoke on SVG and SMIL. The SVG slides (SVG viewer required) and SMIL slides (PDF viewer required) are online. On 23 November, Steven Pemberton will speak on XHTML. Refer to the events page for program and registration information.