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W3C Weekly News - 7 October 2002

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                             W3C Weekly News

                      24 September - 7 October 2002

W3C Day 8 October in Sydney, Australia

   W3C Day is being held on 8 October as part of the Evolve 2002
   Conference in Sydney, Australia from 8-11 October 2002. Janet Daly,
   Hugo Haas, Dean Jackson, and Joseph Reagle of the W3C Team are on
   hand, focusing on the W3C Privacy, Web Services, XML Signature, XML
   Encryption and XML Key Management Activities. Read the W3C Day


DOM Level 2 HTML Candidate Recommendation Revised

   7 October 2002: Responding to implementer feedback and test suite
   results, the DOM Working Group has released an updated "Document
   Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML" Candidate Recommendation. Comments
   are welcome through 16 October. The sixth component of DOM Level 2,
   DOM2 HTML is a set of interfaces used to manipulate the structure and
   contents of HTML and XHTML documents. Read more about the DOM


W3C Team Talks in October

   * 8 October - Charles McCathieNevile speaks at the Ecole Mohammadia
     d'Ingenieurs in Rabat, Morocco.
   * 14-17 October - Dan Brickley, Charles McCathieNevile, and Eric
     Miller and partners from SWAD-E give workshops at the
     DC-2002 Dublin Core conference in Florence, Italy.
   * 16 October - Ivan Herman speaks at a W3C Office in Germany and
     Austria event in Sankt Augustin, Germany.
   * 24 October - Charles McCathieNevile speaks at Las VI Jornadas
     del SIDAR in Tenerife, Spain.
   * 24-25 October - Steven Pemberton gives a keynote at the ERCIM
     workshop, "User Interfaces for All," in Paris, France.
   * 27 October - Daniel Dardailler speaks at the Middle East
     Webmaster Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
   * 30 October - Charles McCathieNevile speaks at the
     Maturity Matters conference in Perth, Australia.


XML Encryption, Decryption Become W3C Proposed Recommendations

   3 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "XML
   Encryption Syntax and Processing" and "Decryption Transform for XML
   Signature" to Proposed Recommendations. Encryption makes sensitive
   data confidential for storage or transmission. Comments are welcome
   through 31 October. Read about the XML Encryption Activity.


XML Accessibility Guidelines Working Draft Published

   3 October 2002: The WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group has
   released an updated Working Draft of "XML Accessibility Guidelines."
   The draft is a guide for tools designers and authors of XML formats.
   It explains how to design accessible XML applications that lower
   barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities. Comments
   are welcome. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


W3C Launches Hungarian Office

   24 September 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the W3C
   Hungarian Office (in Hungarian) based at the Computer and Automation
   Research Institute (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
   (MTA) in Budapest, Hungary. Daniel Dardailler, Marie-Claire Forgue,
   Max Froumentin, Ivan Herman, Laszlo Kovacs, and Vincent Quint are
   among those who attended the opening ceremonies. Read the press
   release and about W3C Offices.


SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature Last Call Published

   24 September 2002: The XML Protocol Working Group has released a Last
   Call Working Draft of the "SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature." The draft
   can be used as the basis for defining SOAP bindings that support the
   transmission of messages with attachments. Comments are welcome
   through 15 October. Read more on the Web services home page.


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