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W3C Weekly News - 3 June 2003

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Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 18:03:01 -0400
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                             W3C Weekly News

                          22 May - 2 June 2003

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PNG Second Edition Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   W3C is pleased to announce the publication of the "Portable Network
   Graphics (PNG) Specification (Second Edition)" as a Proposed
   Recommendation. Comments are invited through 23 June. PNG is a
   graphics file format for raster images. Indexed-color, grayscale,
   and truecolor images are supported, plus an optional alpha channel.
   The document is in the final stages of standardization at ISO as
   an International Standard, ISO/IEC 15948. Read about the Graphics


"Web Standards Switch," Log Validator Help to Improve Web Sites

   The W3C QA Activity is pleased to announce "Web Standards Switch: or
   how to improve your Web site easily," an article written for the
   corporate environment, and a new release of the Log Validator. Both
   resources can help improve the quality of Web sites, regardless of
   their size. Read about the W3C Quality Assurance (QA) Activity.


OWL Test Cases Last Call Published

   The Web Ontology Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft
   of the "OWL Web Ontology Language Test Cases." Contributions of
   additional tests are invited. Designed for OWL developers, the draft
   is a companion to the OWL language definition. OWL is used to publish
   and share sets of terms called ontologies, providing advanced Web
   search, software agents and knowledge management. Read about the
   Semantic Web Activity.


W3C Talks in June

   * C. M. Sperberg-McQueen presented at Web X: A Decade of the
     World Wide Web in Athens, GA, USA on 1 June.

   * Massimo Marchiori presents at the SaS Seminar Series,
     University of Linkoeping, Sweden on 5 June.

   * The W3C Semantic Tour is a series of one-day events held
     10-24 June in five cities across Europe: Rome, London, Munich,
     Athens, and Brussels.

   * Hugo Haas gives a keynote on tape at the Enterprise Portal
     & Web Services Conference 2003 in Hong Kong on 18 June.

   * Shawn Lawton Henry co-presents an instructional course at
     the RESNA 26th International Conference on "Technology &
     Disability: Research, Design, Practice, & Policy" in Atlanta,
     GA, USA on 20 June.

   * Shawn Lawton Henry presents on 24, 25 and 26 June at the UPA
     12th Annual Conference "Ubiquitous Usability" in Scottsdale,
     AZ, USA.

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


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