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Synchronized Multimedia Activity Launched

2004-04-28: W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Synchronized Multimedia (SYMM) Activity. The Synchronized Multimedia Working Group is co-chaired by Yoshihisa Gonno (Sony) and Guido Grassel (Nokia) and will extend the SMIL 2.0 W3C Recommendation. The Timed Text Working Group is chaired by Glenn Adams (XFSI) and is developing XML vocabulary and document types for subtitles and captions. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the Synchronized Multimedia home page.

xx Tim Berners-Lee Receives Millennium Technology Prize

2004-04-15: W3C is pleased to announce that the Finnish Technology Award Foundation board has unanimously presented its first Millennium Technology Prize to W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee. The award is given in one of four disciplines for "outstanding technological achievements that directly promote people's quality of life, are based on humane values, and encourage sustainable economic development." Read the press release.

WAI Responds to Web Access Report from UK Disability Rights Commission

2004-04-14: W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has provided an initial response to the Web Access Report released 14 April 2004 by the UK Disabilities Rights Commission. The DRC Report explores the state of Web site accessibility and usability in the UK, and in some sections makes recommendations regarding work done by W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Learn more about Web Accessibility.

W3C Math Activity Launched

2004-04-14: W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Math Activity. The W3C Membership approved the Math Interest Group and its charter. The group will maintain the MathML W3C Recommendation and continue its task of facilitating the use of mathematics on the Web, for use in science, technology and education. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the Math home page.

DOM Level 3 Core and Load and Save Are W3C Recommendations

2004-04-07: The World Wide Web Consortium today released two Document Object Model (DOM) specifications as W3C Recommendations. With DOM Level 3 Core, software developers and script authors manipulate the content, structure and style of Web documents. DOM Level 3 Load and Save allows programs and scripts to load, serialize and filter document contents. Read the press release and visit the DOM home page.

W3C Link Checker Released

2004-04-01: W3C is pleased to announce the first standalone release of the W3C Link Checker. Started by Hugo Haas in 1999, the project is now managed by Ville Skyttä and the W3C Quality Assurance (QA) Activity. Documentation and source code are available. Comments are welcome on the mailing list (archive). Read about W3C's free software and visit the QA home page.

W3C Launches XML Binary Characterization Working Group

2004-03-29: W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the XML Binary Characterization Working Group in the XML Activity. Robin Berjon (Expway) chairs. Chartered for a year, the group will analyze and develop use cases and measurements for alternate encodings of XML. Its goal is to determine if serialized binary XML transmission and formats are feasible. Participation is open to W3C Members. Read about the XML Activity.