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W3C Weekly News - 18 November 2002

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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:03:47 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      12 November - 18 November 2002

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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Become W3C Proposed

   15 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1" and "Mobile SVG" to Proposed
   Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 20 December. SVG
   delivers vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. SVG 1.1
   separates the SVG language into reusable building blocks. Mobile SVG
   re-combines them into two profiles optimized for cellphones and
   pocket computers.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2 Working Draft Published

   15 November 2002: The SVG Working Group has released the first public
   Working Draft of "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2." Potential
   areas of new work identified in SVG 1.2 include integration with
   other XML formats, and text wrapping, printing, streaming, painting,
   rendering model, and DOM enhancements. Visit the SVG home page.


Architecture of the World Wide Web Working Draft Updated

   15 November 2002: The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has
   released an updated Working Draft, "Architecture of the World Wide
   Web." Comments are welcome. With technical issues organized around
   identification, representation, and interaction, the document also
   addresses some non-technical social issues that contribute to the
   shared information space. Visit the TAG home page.


CC/PP Last Call Updated

   15 November 2001: Incorporating comments received during Last Call,
   the CC/PP Working Group has updated "Composite Capability/Preference
   Profiles (CC/PP): Structure and Vocabularies." CC/PP is a user-side
   hardware, software and preferences profile written in Resource
   Description Framework (RDF), W3C's language for modeling metadata.
   Comments are invited through 27 November. Read about device


Seven XQuery, XSLT, and XML Path Working Drafts Published

   15 November 2002: The XML Query, XSL, and XML Schema Working Groups
   have released a number of documents through joint efforts. Please see
   the status section of each document for authorship and the change
   history. The documents are part of the XML and Style Activities.

   * "XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0"

   * "XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0"

   * "XML Query Use Cases"

   * "XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language"

   * "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics"

   * "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model"

   * "XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators"

CSS3 List and Border Working Drafts Published

   14 November 2002: The CSS Working Group has released two modules of
   Cascading Style Sheets Level 3 (CSS3). A first public draft, "CSS3
   module: Border" extends border styles, colors and images. "CSS3
   module: Lists" enhances the styling of lists and their markers.
   Comments are welcome. Visit the CSS home page.


Working Draft of the OWL Language Reference Updated

   14 November 2002: The Web Ontology Working Group has released an
   updated Working Draft of the "Language Reference" for the Web
   Ontology 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. OWL is
   used to publish and share ontologies on the Web. Read about the W3C
   Semantic Web Activity.


Web Services Architecture Working Draft Published

   14 November 2002: The Web Services Architecture Working Group has
   released the first public Working Draft of "Web Services
   Architecture." Software applications can communicate using Web
   services to present dynamic context-driven information to the user.
   The reference architecture identifies Web services components,
   defines relationships among those components, and establishes
   constraints upon them. Comments are welcome. Read about the Web
   Services Activity.


Web Services Requirements Updated, Glossary Published

   14 November 2002: The Web Services Architecture Working Group has
   updated "Web Services Architecture Requirements." The draft contains
   the Web services reference architecture and the constraints used to
   determine implementation conformance. The group also published the
   first public Working Draft of the "Web Services Glossary." Comments
   are welcome.


W3C Presents at Keio SFC Open Research Forum

   14 November 2002: The Open Research Forum is the yearly open house
   extending research and development at Keio University SFC (Shonan
   Fujisawa Campus) to interested companies and the general public. On
   22 November, W3C holds a tutorial seminar at ORF: Masayasu Ishikawa,
   W3C HTML Activity Lead, chairs and introduces XHTML 2.0 and its
   Family including XForms. Invited speakers are Toshihiko Yamakami of
   ACCESS who speaks on mobile access, and Yuichi Koike of NEC who
   speaks on privacy and P3P.

(in Japanese)

Royalty-Free Patent Policy Last Call Published

   14 November 2002: The Patent Policy Working Group has released the
   "Royalty-Free Patent Policy" as a Last Call Working Draft. The draft
   governs the handling of patents in the process of producing and
   implementing W3C Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 31
   December. Read more in the press release and visit the patent policy
   home page.


XPointer Framework Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   13 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the
   "XPointer Framework" to Proposed Recommendation. The XPointer
   Framework is an extensible system for XML addressing and underlies
   additional schemes. The element() scheme allows basic addressing of
   XML elements. The xmlns() scheme is used for interpreting namespace
   prefixes in pointers. Comments are welcome through 13 December. Read
   about the XML Activity.


RDF Schema Working Draft Published

   13 November 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released an updated
   Working Draft of "RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF
   Schema." The specification describes how to use RDF to describe RDF
   vocabularies, and defines a basic vocabulary and conventions that can
   be used by Semantic Web applications.


RDF Primer, Test Cases, and Semantics Working Drafts Published

   13 November 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released updated
   Working Drafts of the "RDF Primer," "RDF Test Cases," and "RDF
   Semantics" (formerly named RDF Model Theory). The Resource
   Description Framework (RDF) is a general-purpose language for
   representing information in the Web. The primer is an introduction
   for all readers. The test cases correspond to technical issues the
   Working Group is addressing. Semantics specifies precise semantics
   for RDF and RDFS, with some entailment results.


RDF/XML Syntax Working Draft Published

   12 November 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released a Working
   Draft of "RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)." The document
   updates the "Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax
   Specification" in terms of XML, XML Namespaces, the XML Information
   Set with new support for XML Base.


RDF Concepts and Abstract Syntax Working Draft Published

   12 November 2002: The RDF Core Working Group has released a Working
   Draft of the "Resource Description Framework (RDF) Concepts and
   Abstract Syntax" (formerly named Concepts and Abstract Data Model).
   The draft defines the abstract graph syntax on which RDF is based.
   It discusses design goals, the meaning of RDF documents, key concepts,
   character normalization and handling of URI references.


XForms Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

   12 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of
   "XForms 1.0" to Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome
   through 5 March 2003. More flexible than previous HTML and XHTML form
   technologies, the new generation of Web forms separates purpose,
   presentation, and data. Read the press release and testimonials and
   visit the XForms home page.


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