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W3C Weekly News - 1 July 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 19:59:27 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                          18 June - 1 July 2002

SOAP Version 1.2 Last Call Working Drafts Published

   27 June 2002: The XML Protocol Working Group released four SOAP
   Version 1.2 Last Call Working Drafts: the "Primer," "Messaging
   Framework," "Adjuncts," and "Assertions and Test Collection."
   Comments are welcome through 19 July. Also published are "SOAP
   Version 1.2 Email Binding" and updates to "SOAP Version 1.2 Usage
   Scenarios" and "XML Protocol (XMLP) Requirements." Publicly
   developed, SOAP Version 1.2 is a data transfer protocol designed for
   information exchange on the Web, using XML as its encapsulation
   language. Read about the Web Services Activity.



W3C Advisory Committee Elects New Advisory Board

   27 June 2002: W3C Advisory Committee has filled six open seats on
   the W3C Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides
   guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal
   matters, process, and conflict resolution. Beginning 1 July, the nine
   Advisory Board participants are Ann Bassetti (Boeing), Jim Bell
   (Hewlett-Packard), Carl Cargill (Sun Microsystems), Don Deutsch
   (Oracle), Steve Holbrook (IBM), Renato Iannella (IPR Systems), Ken
   Laskey (SAIC), Ora Lassila (Nokia), and Lauren Wood (Unaffiliated).
   Steve Zilles is the interim Advisory Board Chair. Read more about
   the Advisory Board in the W3C Process Document.


Speech Recognition Grammar Specification Advances to Candidate

   26 June 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "Speech
   Recognition Grammar" to Candidate Recommendation. Speech grammars
   allow voice-based application authors to create rules describing what
   users are expected to say after listening to each application prompt.
   Read the press release and testimonials, and visit the Voice Browser
   home page.


XML-Signature XPath Filter Last Call Published

   20 June 2002: The joint IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group has
   released a Last Call Working Draft of "XML-Signature XPath Filter
   2.0." Comments are welcome through 11 July. The draft defines a means
   to digitally sign a document subset using XPath, the language for
   addressing parts of an XML document. Visit the XML Signature home


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