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XSL-FO 2.0 Requirements Workshop: Call for Participation

2006-08-22: W3C announces the Workshop on Gathering Requirements for Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 2.0 to be held 18 October in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. The Workshop will be held in conjunction with a symposium on Web printing at the same location. Participants will discuss the requirements, features and design of a future version of the formatting part of the Extensible Stylesheet Language also called XSL-FO. Read about W3C Workshops and the XML Activity.

New Editions of Core XML Standards Published

2006-08-16: The World Wide Web Consortium today published new editions of four core XML standards: the fourth edition of Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 and second editions of Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1, Namespaces in XML 1.0 and Namespaces in XML 1.1. These new editions incorporate corrections to all known errata. Read the press release and visit the XML home page.

SVG Tiny 1.2 Is a Candidate Recommendation

2006-08-10: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 to Candidate Recommendation. With native support shipping in Opera and Firefox browsers on desktops, the SVG language describes interactive vector graphics, text, images, animation and graphical applications in XML. SVG Tiny 1.2 is designed for Web access by devices of all sizes from handhelds to desktops, automobile media centers and entertainment consoles. Two implementations of SVG Tiny 1.2 are already available, with more on the way. The Requirements document is also updated. Read the press release and testimonials and visit the SVG home page.

Speech Experts Focus on Synthesis in More Languages

2006-08-03: Participants in the second Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) have published their minutes and report. Speech and linguistics experts met on 30-31 May in Heraklion, Crete to study improvements to SSML for Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages such as Arabic, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian and Slovenian. W3C thanks FORTH for hosting. Read the press release, join W3C and visit the voice home page.