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W3C Translation Index Based on RDF

12 May 2003: W3C thanks the volunteers who contributed thousands of hours translating W3C publications into more than 30 languages. Showcasing W3C Semantic Web, XML and internationalization technologies, data for volunteer translations of W3C technical reports and related documents is now maintained in RDF encoded in XML. Combining this metadata with other RDF, the translation index makes extensive use of Unicode, links to official versions, and can be viewed according to language or technology. Read the project description and please visit Translations at W3C.

Multimodal Interaction Framework Note Updated

10 May 2003: The Multimodal Interaction Working Group released an update to the W3C Multimodal Interaction Framework W3C Note. The framework identifies the major components for multimodal systems. The group is writing specifications to extend the Web user interface to offer input and output choices "anywhere, on any device, anytime." Visit the Multimodal Interaction home page.

W3C RDF Validation Service Updated

8 May 2003: The W3C RDF Validation Service has been updated to support all of the specifications described in the RDF Last Call Working Drafts announcement. A new interactive graphical visualization of models builds on IsaViz. The RDF validator is based on the ARP parser version 2 alpha that is distributed as open source by Hewlett-Packard. New to ARP version 2 is RDF datatype support. Graphs are generated using Graphviz 1.8.9. The service runs under Jigsaw.

W3C Semantic Tour, Europe 10-24 June

2 April 2003: W3C holds a series of one day events in Rome, London, Munich, Athens and Brussels from 10-24 June. The W3C Semantic Tour promotes W3C technologies that bring to the Web more effective discovery, automation, integration, and reuse of data. Organizers come from the W3C Italy, UK and Ireland, Germany, Greece and Benelux Offices. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

SOAP Version 1.2 Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

7 May 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of SOAP Version 1.2 to Proposed Recommendation. The specification is four parts: Part 1: Messaging Framework, Part 2: Adjuncts, the Primer and the Assertions and Test Collection. Comments are welcome through 7 June. Developed by the W3C XML Protocol Working Group, SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment. Read the press release and visit the Web services home page.

Call for Participation: W3C Privacy Workshop

28 April 2003: Position papers are due 24 May for the W3C Workshop on the long-term Future of P3P and Enterprise Privacy Languages to be held at the ICPP in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on 18-20 June. Attendees will discuss the future of the Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) and EPAL. The workshop will inform strategy, stimulate discussion on metadata-based privacy solutions, and facilitate coordination. Visit the Privacy home page.

W3C Names Associate Chairman and Deputy Director for Europe, Acting Chairman

18 April 2003: W3C is pleased to announce three management assignments allowing for stronger international representation. Daniel Dardailler now serves as Associate Chairman for Europe. Philipp Hoschka becomes Deputy Director for Europe and maintains his role as Interaction Domain Leader. Steve Bratt, Chief Operating Officer, takes the additional role of Acting Chairman. Read about the W3C Management Team.

DOM Level 3 XPath Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

31 March 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 XPath Specification to Candidate Recommendation. The document provides access to a DOM tree using XPath 1.0. Reviews are welcome through 26 May. Implementers are invited to send a message to the DOM public mailing list. Visit the DOM home page.