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W3C Weekly News - 11 November 2002

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                             W3C Weekly News

                      5 November - 11 November 2002

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2002 XML Japan Conference and Developers Day 28-30 November in Tokyo

   11 November 2002: W3C is pleased to co-sponsor 2002 XML Japan to be
   held 28 November (Mobile XML Day), 29 November (Web Services /
   Document Day), and 30 November (Developers Day) at Aoyama TEPIA in
   Tokyo, Japan. Masayasu Ishikawa, W3C HTML Activity Lead, presents on
   28 November, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, W3C Device Independence Activity
   Lead, gives the keynote on 29 November, and Yasuyuki Hirakawa serves
   on the Program Committee. Registration is open. Read the XML Japan


OWL Abstract Syntax and Semantics Working Draft Published

   11 November 2002: The Web Ontology Working Group released an updated
   Working Draft of "OWL Abstract Syntax and Semantics." The draft is a
   high-level description of 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.


Euroweb 2002 Conference Early Registration

   11 November 2002: The Euroweb 2002 Conference will be held at
   St Anne's College, Oxford, UK, on 17-18 December. Euroweb 2002 is
   an international forum of research presentations on the GRID, Web
   services, the Semantic Web, and the future computing infrastructure.
   Invited speakers include Brian McBride of Hewlett-Packard on the
   Semantic Web, Domenico Laforenza of CNR on the Grid, and John
   Ibbotson of IBM on Web services. Early registration at a reduced fee
   ends 15 November.


XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation

   8 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce that "XML-Signature XPath
   Filter 2.0" has become a W3C Recommendation. XML-Signature XPath
   Filter 2.0 defines a new XML Signature transform to provide a more
   efficient method for computing a portion of a document to be signed.
   The Implementation and Interop report includes two Open Source
   implementations. Read more about XML Signature technologies.


DOM Level 2 HTML Proposed Recommendation Published

   8 November 2002: The Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group has
   published "DOM Level 2 HTML" as a W3C Proposed Recommendation. DOM
   Level 2 HTML is a platform- and language-neutral interface that
   allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the
   content and structure of HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 documents. The Call
   for Review closes 6 December. Read about the DOM Activity.


Web Ontology Language (OWL) Guide Working Draft Published

   8 November 2002: The Web Ontology Working Group published its first
   Working Draft of the "Web Ontology Language (OWL) Guide." The OWL
   Guide demonstrates the use of OWL to formalize a domain by defining
   classes and properties of those classes; define individuals and
   assert properties about them, and reason about these classes and
   individuals to the degree permitted by the formal semantics of the
   OWL language. Read about the Web Ontology Working Group.


Quality Assurance Working Group Updates Three Working Drafts

   8 November 2002: The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has updated
   three Working Drafts in its seven-part QA Framework: the
   "Introduction, "Process and Operational Guidelines," and
   "Specification Guidelines." Learn more about the QA Activity and the
   roadmap for ensuring that W3C technologies are well implemented.


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