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W3C Weekly News - 2 December 2002

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                             W3C Weekly News

                      26 November - 2 December 2002

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W3C to Move European Host to ERCIM

   W3C is pleased to announce its European host will change on 1 January
   2003 from INRIA to the European Research Consortium for Informatics
   and Mathematics (ERCIM). MIT in North America, Keio University in
   Asia and now ERCIM in Europe are W3C's three global partners and
   physical headquarters called hosts. The move allows W3C to foster
   research relationships throughout Europe, while maintaining ties to
   INRIA, one of the ERCIM founders. Read the press release in eighteen
   languages and the testimonials.


Speech Synthesis Markup Language Last Call Published

   The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Last Call Working
   Draft of the "Speech Synthesis Markup Language Version 1.0." Comments
   are welcome through 15 January 2003. With this XML-based language,
   content authors can generate synthetic speech on the Web, controlling
   pronunciation, volume, pitch, and rate. Read about the Voice Browser


W3C Co-Hosts XML 2002

   W3C is pleased to co-host XML 2002 to be held 8-13 December in
   Baltimore, MD, USA. Chris Lilley participates in a Town Hall panel on
   the W3C Technical Architecture Group on 10 December.
   Philippe Le Hegaret presents a W3C Update on 11 December and DOM
   Level 3 on 12 December. Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, will attend.


Multimodal Interaction Framework Note Published

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group released the first
   publication of the "W3C Multimodal Interaction Framework" as a W3C
   Note. The framework identifies markup languages required by
   components and for data flowing among components. It describes input
   and output modes widely used today and can be extended. Read about
   the Multimodal Interaction Activity.


QA Operational Examples & Techniques Note Published

   The Quality Assurance (QA) Working Group has released "Operational
   Examples & Techniques" as a W3C Note. Part of the QA Framework and
   developed in tandem with Operational Guidelines, the latest version
   is now maintained at the QA Activity until it stabilizes. The
   document gives examples and techniques of quality practices within
   W3C Working Groups.


W3C Team Talks in December

   * Hugo Haas presents at Iliatech Club Day on Web Services at INRIA
     Rocquencourt, Le Chesnay, France on 3 December.

   * Charles McCathieNevile presents at LexiPraxi 2002 at the Agence
     universitaire de la Francophonie in Paris, France on 3 December.

   * Kazuhiro Kitagawa gives a keynote at Internet World Asia in Tokyo,
     Japan on 5 December.


New Generation of the W3C Markup Validator Released

   W3C is pleased to announce an upgrade to the W3C Markup Validation
   Service. Changes include improved result pages, accessibility fixes,
   restructured code and design, and more MathML, XHTML and SVG support.
   Feedback is welcome. The announcement names contributors and has
   release notes.


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