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W3C Weekly News - 15 January 2003

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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 16:39:40 -0500
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                             W3C Weekly News

                    25 December 2002 - 15 January 2003

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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Are W3C Recommendations

   The World Wide Web Consortium released "Scalable Vector Graphics
   (SVG) 1.1" and "Mobile SVG Profiles: SVG Tiny and SVG Basic" as W3C
   Recommendations. SVG delivers vector graphics, text, and images to
   the Web in XML. SVG 1.1 separates the SVG language into reusable
   building blocks. Mobile SVG re-combines them optimized for cellphones
   and pocket computers. Read the press release and testimonials.



DOM Level 2 HTML Is a W3C Recommendation

   The World Wide Web Consortium released the "Document Object Model
   (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification" as a W3C 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 and XHTML 1.0 documents. Read the press release,
   the testimonials and more about the DOM Activity.


Web Services Choreography Working Group Created

   W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Web Services
   Choreography Working Group as part of the Web Services Activity.
   Choreography describes linkages and usage patterns between Web
   services. The group is chartered to create the definition of a
   choreography, one or more languages built on WSDL 1.2 for describing
   choreography, and rules for choreographed Web services. Read the
   Working Group charter and more about W3C work on Web services.


W3C Workshop on XForms Implementation Announced

   Registration is open through 21 February for the W3C Workshop on
   XForms Implementation to be held in Waltham, MA, USA on 27-28
   February 2003. Participants must be in the XForms Working Group or
   have an XForms 1.0 implementation. Attendees will exchange
   experiences, hints and techniques, compare functionality, and discuss
   XForms 1.0 Candidate Recommendation issues. Visit the XForms home page.


W3C Team Presents at PAGE2003 in Tokyo, Japan

   W3C Team members will speak at PAGE2003 to be held 5-7 February in
   Tokyo, Japan. On 5 February, Yasuyuki Hirakawa, W3C Communications
   Team, presents an "Introduction to W3C"; Kazuhiro Kitagawa, W3C
   Device Independence Activity Lead, presents "Device Independence
   Authoring Techniques and standardization"; and Masayasu Ishikawa, W3C
   HTML Activity Lead, presents "XHTML 2.0." Registration is open.

    (in Japanese)

EMMA Requirements Published

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released "Requirements
   for EMMA" as a W3C Note. The Extensible MultiModal Annotation
   language (EMMA) is an exchange mechanism between input processors and
   interaction management systems. Recognizers can annotate data such as
   confidence scores, time stamps, alternative and partial recognition,
   and key stroke, speech and pen input. Visit the Multimodal
   Interaction home page.


Multimodal Interaction Requirements Published

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released "Multimodal
   Interaction Requirements" as a W3C Note. Derived from use case
   studies, the Note covers general issues, input, output, architecture,
   integration, synchronization points, runtimes and deployments. Read
   about the Multimodal Interaction Activity.


XML Schema: Component Designators Working Draft Published

   The XML Schema Working Group has released the first public Working
   Draft of "XML Schema: Component Designators." The document defines a
   scheme for identifying the XML Schema components specified by the XML
   Schema Recommendation Part 1 and Part 2. Read about the XML Activity


Jigsaw 2.2.2 Released

   Jigsaw version 2.2.2 is available for download. The new version fixes
   bugs, adds performance enhancements and HTTP compliance fixes and
   features SSL support contributed by Thomas Kopp. Jigsaw is W3C's
   leading-edge Web server platform implemented in Java.


XPointer xpointer() Scheme Working Draft Published

   The XML Linking Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of "XPointer xpointer() Scheme." Used with the XPointer Framework
   Proposed Recommendation, the draft allows full addressing of portions
   of XML documents. It is based on XPath, and adds the ability to
   address strings, points, and ranges in accordance with definitions in
   DOM 2 Range. Read about the XML Activity.


W3C Team Talks in January

   * Rigo Wenning participated in the panel "Securite et liberte sur
     les reseaux: des objectifs contradictoires?" at Autrans 2003 in
     Autrans, France.

   * Sandro Hawke speaks about the Semantic Web on the panels "So What's
     New in Your Lab," "Intelligent Machines," and "Memes, Networks, and
     Epidemics" at Arisia '03 in Boston, MA, USA.


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