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W3C Weekly News - 5 August 2002

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 21:08:25 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                         30 July - 5 August 2002

XHTML 1.0 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released "XHTML 1.0: The Extensible
   HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)" as a W3C Recommendation.
   XHTML 1.0 is a reformulation of HTML in XML, giving the rigor of XML
   to Web pages. The second edition is not a new version; it brings the
   XHTML 1.0 Recommendation up to date with comments from the community,
   ongoing work within the HTML Working Group, and the first edition
   errata. Read more on the HTML home page.


XHTML 2.0 Working Draft Published

   The HTML Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of
   "XHTML 2.0." XHTML 2.0 is a relative of the Web's familiar publishing
   languages, HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1, and is not intended to be
   backward compatible with them. The draft contains the XHTML 2.0
   markup language in modules for creating rich, portable Web-based
   applications. Comments are welcome.


XHTML Media Types Note Updated

   The HTML Working Group has updated the W3C Note "XHTML Media Types."
   Expressed in RFC compatible terms, the Note summarizes best current
   practice for serving XHTML Family documents by addressing four media
   types: 'text/html', 'application/xhtml+xml', and generic XML media
   types 'application/xml' and 'text/xml'.


CSS 2.1 Last Call Published

   The CSS Working Group has released "Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2
   Revision 1" (CSS 2.1) as a Last Call Working Draft. Cascading Style
   Sheets (CSS) is a language used to render structured documents like
   HTML and XML on screen, on paper, and in speech. The draft brings
   CSS2 in line with implementations and CSS2 errata, and removes
   obsolete features. Comments are welcome through 30 August.


CSS3 Last Call Working Drafts Published

   The CSS Working Group has released four modules of Cascading Style
   Sheets Level 3 as Working Drafts. "Fonts," "Web Fonts," and
   "Backgrounds" are in Last Call with comments welcome through 30
   August. "Basic User Interface" is a first publication, the result of
   merging relevant parts of CSS2 and the February Working Draft, "User
   Interface for CSS3." Learn more on the CSS home page.


XML Encryption Candidate Recommendations Revised

   The XML Encryption Working Group has released two revised Candidate
   Recommendations, "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing" and its
   "Decryption Transform." Encryption makes sensitive data confidential
   for storage or transmission. Please refer to the "Status of This
   Document" sections for summaries of changes. Comments are welcome
   through 13 September. Read about the W3C XML Encryption Activity.


OWL Web Ontology Language Working Drafts Published

   The Web Ontology Working Group has released three first Working
   Drafts. The "Feature Synopsis," "Abstract Syntax" and "Language
   Reference" describe the OWL Web Ontology Language 1.0 and its subset
   OWL Lite. 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. OWL is used to
   publish and share ontologies on the Web. Read about the W3C Semantic
   Web Activity.


Web Services Architecture Usage Scenarios Published

   The Web Services Architecture Working Group has released the first
   Working Draft of "Web Services Architecture Usage Scenarios." The
   draft is a collection of usage scenarios and use cases used for
   generating Web services architecture requirements and for evaluating
   existing technologies. Comments are welcome. Visit the Web Services
   Activity home page.


W3C Co-Sponsors Forum on Security Standards for Web Services

   Registration is open for the Forum on Security Standards for Web
   Services to be held in Boston, MA, USA, on 26 August. Co-sponsored by
   W3C and OASIS, the forum will explore the relationships between W3C
   and OASIS Web services and security specifications, and give insights
   on future directions.


W3C Device Independent Authoring Techniques Workshop Announced

   Registration is open through 6 September for the W3C Workshop on
   Device Independent Authoring Techniques to be held in St. Leon-Rot,
   near Heidelberg, Germany on 25-26 September 2002. Participants will
   discuss authoring for multiple devices, how markup languages can be
   used to achieve greater device independence, and possibly new markup
   standards. Interest statements are due 4 September. Read about the
   W3C Device Independence Activity.


Call for Papers: SMIL Europe 2002

   Paper submissions are due 13 September for SMIL Europe 2002 to be
   held in Paris, France on 20-22 November 2002. SMIL, pronounced
   "smile," enables authoring of interactive audiovisual rich media
   presentations. SMIL has been adopted as a basis for MMS, and for
   adding timing to other markup languages such as SVG. SMIL Europe
   is a forum for SMIL research and advanced applications. For more
   information, visit the conference Web site.


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