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W3C Weekly News - 9 July 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 21:01:52 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                          2 July - 9 July 2002

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.2 Working Drafts Published

   9 July 2002: The Web Services Description Working Group has released
   the first public Working Draft of the "Web Services Description
   Language 1.2" and bindings for use with SOAP 1.2, HTTP, and MIME.
   WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of
   endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented
   or procedure-oriented information. Read the press release and visit
   the Web Services home page.


Requirements for a Web Ontology Language Updated

   9 July 2002: The Web Ontology Working Group has released an updated
   Working Draft of requirements for the Ontology Web Language (OWL)
   1.0. Automated tools can use common sets of terms called ontologies
   to power services such as more accurate Web search, intelligent
   software agents, and knowledge management. Read about the W3C
   Semantic Web Activity.


Media Queries Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   8 July 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "Media
   Queries" to Candidate Recommendation. This module of the upcoming
   CSS3 specification proposes a registry of media types to describe
   what type of devices a style sheet applies to, and expressions to
   limit a style sheet's scope. Comments are invited. Visit the CSS
   home page.


Amaya 6.2 Released

   8 July 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version
   6.2 is internationalized and includes more encodings. New features
   include easier install on Windows; a choice of typical, compact, or
   custom installation; German documentation thanks to Rudolf Troeller;
   and CSS, SVG, STIX font, and Annotea icon enhancements. Download
   Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. Source code is
   available. If you are interested in annotations, visit the Annotea
   home page.


Device Independence Activity Renewed

   8 July 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the renewal of the Device
   Independence Activity through May 2004. In keeping with W3C's goals,
   the Device Independence Activity works to ensure seamless Web access
   and single Web authoring on all kinds of devices, for the benefit of
   Web users and content providers alike. Read the group's work items in
   its charter and visit the Device Independence home page.


W3C Team Talks in July

   * 7 July - Max Froumentin presented at ISSAC 2002 Internet
     Accessible Mathematical Computation in Lille, France.
   * 11 July - Hugo Haas presents at the IDG Web Services
     Conference in Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan.
   * 15-16 July - Chris Lilley, Vincent Hardy, Dean Jackson, Ivan
     Herman, and Max Froumentin present at SVG Open / Carto.net
     conference in Zurich, Switzerland.
   * 22 July - Tim Berners-Lee gives the opening keynote and Steve
     Bratt presents at the Open Group Web Services Conference in
     Boston, MA, USA.
   * 23 July - Eric Miller gives a keynote at the American
     Association of Law Libraries conference in Orlando, FL, USA.
   * 24 July - Liam Quin speaks at the O'Reilly Open Source
     Convention in San Diego, CA, USA.
   * 25 July - Dean Jackson and Philipp Hoschka present at SIGGRAPH
     2002 in San Antonio, TX, USA.
   * 31 July - Dean Jackson presents at Open Publish 2002 in
     Sydney, Australia.


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