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W3C SYMPOSIUM: Distributed Authoring: Present and Future

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 12:40:15 -0700
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World Wide Web Consortium Symposium:



On December 4-5, 1996, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is presenting a
symposium on Distributed Authoring at the Sunnyvale Hilton Inn, Sunnyvale,
California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This symposium is an excellent
opportunity to be educated by leading edge technology developers about
distributed authoring tools, an exciting new class of web application.
Institutions with intranets will discover how distributed authoring tools
can help manage their web sites, and will become plugged-in to the dramatic
impact of the emerging intranet-enabled applications. Internet Service
Providers can learn about existing distributed authoring tools, and how
they can earn extra income or provide value-added service to their
customers by supporting them. Technology developers can learn about ongoing
efforts to develop interoperable distributed authoring and versioning
capabilities, and how to get involved.

Distributed authoring tools allow remote editing followed by a network
save. Unlike existing tools which save their work to the local file system
and ignore how web content is made accessible, distributed authoring
systems directly employ the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to put web
content on a server. This allows web content to be edited hundreds or
thousands of miles away from the server which distributes it, and gives
users the ease of pushbutton publishing.

The symposium is a two day event, featuring presentations and
demonstrations by Netscape, Microsoft, America Online, Continuus,
W3C/INRIA, GMD FIT, and U.C. Irvine on such topics as distributed HTML
authoring, intranet-enabled tools, web page hosting services, configuration
management of a web site, collaborative authoring and awareness over the
web, and web-based software development.

If you are interested in attending the Distributed Authoring Symposium,
please visit the symposium home page at:


Register electronically at:

<URL:http://www.w3. org/pub/Conferences/RegistrationDAV.html>

The registration deadline is Friday, November 22, 1996, by 5:00 pm EST.
Space is limited to 150 people, so register early.

Further information about WWW Distributed Authoring and Versioning issues
can be found at:


- Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
  Chair, Working Group on Distributed Authoring and Versioning
Received on Wednesday, 23 October 1996 15:42:13 UTC

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