W3C Weekly News - 24 February 2003

                             W3C Weekly News

                      19 February - 24 February 2003

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Judy Brewer Wins Susan G. Hadden Award

   Judy Brewer received the Susan G. Hadden Pioneer Award
   "for pioneering efforts in telecommunications and consumer access"
   from the Alliance for Public Technology (APT) in Washington, DC, USA.
   The award recognizes those who continue Hadden's legacy of ensuring
   equitable access to technology as a democratizing principle. Read
   about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.


SVG Printing Requirements Published

   The SVG Working Group has released the first public Working Draft
   of "SVG Printing Requirements." The draft describes usage scenarios,
   feature sets, design principles and requirements for a print-specific
   version of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) called SVG Print. Comments
   are welcome. Visit the SVG home page.


Working Draft of the OWL Language Reference Updated

   The Web Ontology Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of the "Language Reference" for the Web Ontology Language (OWL) 1.0.
   The document is designed for OWL users familiar with RDF who want to
   construct OWL ontologies for publishing and sharing on the Web. Read
   about the Semantic Web Activity.


DOM Level 3 Events Working Draft Published

   The Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group has released a Working
   Draft of the "DOM Level 3 Events" specification. Comments are welcome.
   Language and platform neutral, the system allows registration of
   event handlers, describes event flow through a tree structure, and
   provides context for each event. Read about the DOM Activity.


VoiceXML 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Revised

   Making a correction to the schemas, the Voice Browser Working Group
   has released a revised "Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML)
   Version 2.0" Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through
   10 April. VoiceXML uses XML to bring speech, touch-tone input,
   digitized audio, recording, telephony, and computer-human
   conversations to the Web. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


XML Protocol Abstract Model Working Draft Published

   The XML Protocol Working Group has released a final Working Draft
   of the "XML Protocol Abstract Model." First published in 2001, the
   document was an evaluation and reasoning tool used to craft SOAP
   Version 1.2. The Working Group believes the model has served its
   purpose and plans no further work on it. Visit the Web Services
   home page.


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Received on Tuesday, 25 February 2003 10:27:53 UTC