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W3C Weekly News - 10 December 2002

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Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:08:40 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      3 December - 10 December 2002

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XML Encryption, Decryption Become W3C Recommendations

   10 December 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium today released
   "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing" and "Decryption Transform for
   XML Signature" as W3C Recommendations. The specifications have been
   reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor their adoption by industry.
   Encryption makes sensitive data confidential for storage or
   transmission. Read the press release and testimonials.


First Amaya Welcome Page Competition

   10 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the first Welcome Page
   Competition for Amaya, W3C's editor/browser. Design the start page
   using W3C technologies such as HTML, XHTML, CSS style sheets, MathML
   expressions, and SVG drawings. Enter as often as you wish. Deadline
   for submissions is 3 February 2003.


Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema Last Call Published

   9 December 2002: The HTML Working Group has released a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema." Comments
   are welcome through 31 January. The document provides a complete set
   of XML Schema modules for XHTML, and allows document authors to modify
   modify and extend XHTML in a conformant way. Visit the HTML home page.


EARL 1.0 Working Draft Published

   6 December 2002: The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group has
   released the first public Working Draft of the "Evaluation and Report
   Language (EARL) 1.0." The specification explains how to use EARL, a
   general-purpose language for expressing test results, and defines a
   basic vocabulary. Feedback is welcome. Read about the Web
   Accessibility Initiative.


W3C Announces Home Page Redesign

   5 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce a home page redesign and
   accompanying FAQ. Written for newer, standards-compliant user agents
   in XHTML 1.0 strict, the design features table-less columns and more
   navigation for accessibility, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for
   layout. W3C welcomes your comments.


Multimodal Interaction Use Cases Published

   5 December 2002: The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has
   released "Multimodal Interaction Use Cases" as a W3C Note. Airline
   reservations, driving directions, and name dialing from mobile
   terminals are analyzed. They highlight device requirements, event
   handling, network dependencies, and user interaction. Read about the
   Multimodal Interaction Activity.


W3C Co-Hosts XML 2002

   4 December 2002: W3C is pleased to co-host XML 2002 being 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 Hégaret presents W3C Update on 11 December and DOM Level
   3 on 12 December. Daniel Weitzner and Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity
   Lead, will attend.


Amaya 7.0 Released

   3 December 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool.
   New features in version 7.0 include user interface enhancements,
   migration to the Raptor parser, and improved support for XML, SVG,
   and CSS. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
   Source code is available. If you are interested in annotations, visit
   the Annotea home page.


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