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W3C Letter Regarding US Copyright Office Proposal

2005-08-22: W3C has written to the US Copyright Office regarding a notice of proposed rulemaking. The notice asks if persons filing electronic-only preregistration forms will experience difficulties if the Office requires them to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. W3C comments to the Copyright Office suggest that requiring a single browser is inappropriate for government services and encourages the Office to pursue standards-based access in accordance with US Federal policy. Read W3C's letter and About W3C.

Web Accessibility Business Case Documents Published

2005-08-23: The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published "Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization." The 5-page resource suite describes social, technical, financial, legal and policy aspects of Web accessibility. It is designed to help organizations develop their own customized business case for Web accessibility. It provides text that can be used as is, as well as guidance on identifying the most relevant factors for a specific organization. Visit the WAI home page for more information on making the Web accessible to people with disabilities.

Web Services Addressing Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

2005-08-17: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Web Services Addressing - Core and its SOAP Binding to Candidate Recommendation. The core specification defines properties that allow uniform addressing of Web services and messages, independent of the underlying transport. The binding defines the core properties' association to SOAP messages. Visit the Web services home page.

XML Query Test Suite Released

2005-08-11: The XML Query Working Group and the XSL Working Group are pleased to release the XML Query Test Suite (XQTS). The groups invite W3C Members and the public to run this suite of approximately 7,000 test cases with any or all of the over 20 implementations of the XML Query draft specification. Your feedback will help the Working Groups judge the implementability of the XML Query language, help to improve interoperability, and help XML Query advance on the W3C Recommendation Track. Contributions of additional test cases are invited. Visit the XML home page.