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W3C Weekly News - 28 October 2002

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                             W3C Weekly News

                      16 October - 28 October 2002

Web Services Description Requirements Last Call Published

   28 October 2002: The Web Services Description Working Group has
   released a Last Call Working Draft of "Web Service Description
   Requirements." The document describes definitions and requirements
   for specifying application to application communication. Comments are
   welcome through 31 December. Read about the Web Services Activity.


Working Draft of Authoring Challenges for Device Independence Published

   25 October 2002: The Device Independence Working Group has released
   the first public Working Draft of "Authoring Challenges for Device
   Independence." The draft describes the considerations that Web
   authors face in supporting access to their sites from a variety of
   different devices. It is written for authors, language developers,
   device experts and developers of Web applications and authoring
   systems. Read about the Device Independence Activity.


CSS3 Last Call Working Drafts Published

   24 October 2002: The CSS Working Group has released two Last Call
   Working Drafts and welcomes comments on them through 27 November.
   "CSS3 module: text" is a set of text formatting properties and
   addresses international contexts. "CSS3 module: Ruby" is properties
   for ruby, a short run of text alongside base text typically used in
   East Asia. "CSS3 module: The box model" for the layout of textual
   documents in visual media is also updated. Cascading Style Sheets
   (CSS) is a language used to render structured documents like HTML and
   XML on screen, on paper, and in speech. Visit the CSS home page.


Working Draft of Web Ontology Language (OWL) Test Cases Published

   24 October 2002: The first public Working Draft of "Web Ontology
   Language (OWL) Test Cases" has been released. The draft illustrates
   correct OWL usage, the formal meaning of OWL constructs, and
   resolution of issues considered by the Web Ontology Working Group.
   OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies,
   providing accurate Web search, intelligent software agents, and
   knowledge management. Read about the W3C Semantic Web Activity.


DOM Level 3 Core Working Draft Published

   22 October 2002: The DOM Working Group has released an updated
   Working Draft of the "Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core
   Specification." The Document Object Model (DOM) allows programs and
   scripts to update the content and style of documents dynamically.
   The draft introduces two new interfaces: 'TypeInfo' and
   'DOMConfiguration'. Read about the DOM Activity.


User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Become a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   17 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of "User
   Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" to Proposed Recommendation.
   Comments are welcome through 14 November. Written for developers of
   user agents, the guidelines lower barriers to Web accessibility for
   people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and
   neurological). The companion "Techniques" Working Draft is updated.
   Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


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