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W3C Weekly News - 6 May 2003

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Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 08:53:02 -0400
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                             W3C Weekly News

                          19 April - 6 May 2003

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Ten XQuery, XSLT, and XPath Working Drafts Published

   Through joint efforts, the XML Query Working Group and the XSL
   Working Group have released ten Working Drafts. The data model and
   functions and operators are used by XPath, XSLT, and by XQuery, and
   are in Last Call through 30 June. Comments on all of these documents
   are invited.

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model - Last Call

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators - Last Call

   * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics

   * XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0

   * XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0

   * XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language

   * XML Query Use Cases

   * XML Query (XQuery) Requirements

   * XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization

   * XQuery and XPath Full-Text Requirements

W3C Talks in May

   * Tim Berners-Lee gave a keynote at the Gartner Web Services and
     Application Integration Summit in Los Angeles, CA, USA on 5 May.

   * Ivan Herman speaks at "Semantic Web and Web Services: Semantic
     Web is Here -- Are You Ready?" in Helsinki, Finland on 6 May.

   * Paul Cotton, Chair, W3C XML Query Working Group, Henry S. Thompson
     and Richard Tobin present at XML Europe 2003 in London, UK on 6 May.

   * Wendy Chisholm presents at WEBBIT 2003 in Padova, Italy on 10 May.

   * Steven Pemberton gives a keynote at "Integrazione di Usabilita
     e Accessibilita nei Siti Web" in Pisa, Italy on 12 May.

   * Ivan Herman gives a talk sponsored by the W3C Office in
     Hungary at the Polytechnic University of Budapest on 13 May.

   * Daniel Weitzner participates in Technologies For Protecting
     Personal Information: The Consumer Experience and The Business
     Experience in Washington, DC, USA on 14 May.

   * Tim Berners-Lee gives a lecture at "Cultural Convergence and
     Digital Technology" in Athens, Greece on 16 May.

   * Dan Connolly, Tim Berners-Lee and Sandro Hawke give a tutorial at
     WWW2003 in Budapest, Hungary on 20 May.

   * Tim Berners-Lee gives a keynote at WWW2003 in Budapest, Hungary
     on 21 May.

   * The W3C Team presents the W3C Track chaired by Marie-Claire
     Forgue at WWW2003 in Budapest, Hungary on 21-23 May.

   * Marja-Riitta Koivunen, Ralph Swick, Emmanuel Pietriga and Jose
     Kahan present at the Semantic Web track, Chris Lilley and
     Dean Jackson present at the Web Graphics track, and Steven
     Pemberton and TV Raman present at the Mobile Web track, all
     at the WWW2003 Developers Day in Budapest, Hungary on 24 May.

   Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, available as an RSS
   channel and in iCalendar format.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2 Working Draft Published

   The SVG Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2" outlining potential areas of new
   work. SVG describes two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster
   graphics in XML. The Working Group explicitly invites feedback on
   this draft that includes many new features. Visit the SVG home page.


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Working Draft Published

   The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group has
   released a Working Draft for "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
   2.0" based on broad design principles. Following WCAG checkpoints
   makes Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to users
   of a variety of Web-enabled devices such as phones, handhelds, kiosks
   and network appliances. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


Call for Participation: W3C Privacy Workshop

   Position papers are due 24 May for the "W3C Workshop on the long-term
   Future of P3P and Enterprise Privacy Languages" to be held at the
   ICPP in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on 18-20 June. Attendees
   will discuss the future of the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
   and EPAL. The workshop will inform strategy, stimulate discussion on
   metadata-based privacy solutions, and facilitate coordination. Visit
   the Privacy home page.


Amaya 8.0 Released

   Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. New features in
   version 8.0 include menu access keys in Windows and enhanced support
   for SVG, SMIL, CSS and MathML. The Amaya team thanks all users who
   helped to test the pre-release. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris,
   Linux and Windows, and Debian and RPM packages. Source code is
   available. Visit the Amaya home page.


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