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Update to SPARQL Candidate Recommendation: XML Results Format

2007-09-25: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of SPARQL Query Results XML Format to Candidate Recommendation. The SPARQL Query Language for RDF offers developers and end users a way to write and consume search results across a wide range of information and provides a means of integration over disparate sources. With this format, SPARQL variable binding and boolean results can be expressed in XML. Read about the RDF Data Access Working Group and visit the Semantic Web home page. (Permalink)

GRDDL Standard Provides Bridge from Web Documents to the Semantic Web

2007-09-11: The World Wide Web Consortium today released GRDDL and GRDDL Test Cases as Recommendations. GRDDL enables authors to extract data from their documents automatically, enabling them to reuse their data and enrich it by connecting to the Semantic Web. Give the W3C GRDDL Service a try! Read the GRDDL Primer, the press release and testimonials, and about the Semantic Web.

OWL Group to Refine and Extend Web Ontology Language

2007-09-06: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the OWL Working Group. Ian Horrocks (Oxford University) and Alan Ruttenberg (ScienceCommons) chair the group which is chartered to produce a W3C Recommendation for an extended Web Ontology Language (OWL), adding a small set of extensions and defining profiles identified by users and tool implementers. W3C Members may use this form to join the Working Group. Read about Semantic Web.

Web Services Addressing Working Group Completes Work and Closes

2007-09-05: W3C is pleased to announce that the Web Services Addressing Working Group has successfully completed its work: the Web Services Addressing 1.0 Core, SOAP Binding and Metadata Recommendations and a Working Group Note, SOAP 1.1 Request Optional Response HTTP Binding. The core properties allow uniform addressing of Web services and messages, independent of the underlying transport. Read about Web services.

Web Services Policy 1.5 Is a W3C Recommendation

2007-09-04: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Web Services Policy 1.5 as a Recommendation. The Policy Framework defines a model for expressing the nature of Web services in order to convey conditions for their interaction. Attachment defines how to associate policies, for example within WSDL or UDDI, with subjects to which they apply. Read the press release, the testimonials and about the Web Services Policy Working Group and Web services.

Web Services Addressing Metadata Is a W3C Recommendation

2007-09-04: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata as a Recommendation. The specification is used to indicate support for Web Services Addressing 1.0 using Web Services Policy 1.5 and defines how to express WS-Addressing properties in WSDL. Read about the Web Services Addressing Working Group and about Web services.

Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema Is a W3C Recommendation

2007-08-28: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL) as a Recommendation. With these attributes, semantic annotations can be added to Web Services Description Language (WSDL) components for use in classifying, discovering, matching, composing and invoking Web services. The companion Usage Guide is a Working Group Note that shows through examples how to associate semantic annotations with a Web service. Read about the SAWSDL Working Group and about Web services. (Permalink)

Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces: Call for Participation

2007-08-28: Position papers are due 5 October for the Workshop on W3C's Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces on 16-17 November 2007 in Fujisawa, Japan, hosted by W3C/Keio. Attendees will discuss the support and integration of user interface components such as speech, GUI and handwriting recognition from multiple vendors, to help the Multimodal Interaction Working Group make the Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces specification more useful in current and emerging markets. Read about multimodal interaction and about W3C Workshops. (Permalink)

New W3C Markup Validator Unveiled

W3C Markup Validator2007-08-08: W3C's most popular service just got better, prettier, faster, and smarter. The W3C Markup Validator has a new user interface and a validation engine with improved accuracy and performance. Among new features are an automatic cleanup option using HTML Tidy, and checking of HTML fragments. Driven by W3C as an open-source software project, the markup validator is made by Web professionals for Web professionals, and aims to be a major step in any Web development quality process. Read the change log for a list of all changes and new features.

Distributed Web Applications: Workshop Report

2007-08-06: The report of the Workshop on Declarative Models of Distributed Web Applications is available. The report recommends that W3C create requirements for declarative modeling of Web applications, and a gap analysis that identifies where existing standards are insufficient. The Workshop was hosted in Dublin by MobileAware with the support of the Irish State Development Agency, Enterprise Ireland. Read about W3C Workshops and about the Ubiquitous Web.

Patent Advisory Group Recommends W3C Stop Work on Remote Events for XML (REX 1.0)

2007-08-03: A Patent Advisory Group (PAG) for the WebAPI and SVG Working Groups has published its report, which suggests that W3C stop work on Remote Events for XML (REX) 1.0. W3C launched the PAG when France Telecom excluded patent claims from the W3C Royalty-Free Licensing Commitment. W3C continues work on a future, differently scoped version of REX in the Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group. W3C appreciates the cooperation from the patent holder, France Telecom, in helping the PAG reach their conclusion.