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Web Services Addressing Metadata Is a Proposed Recommendation

2007-07-31: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Metadata to Proposed Recommendation. The specification is used to indicate support for the Web Services Addressing 1.0 mechanisms using the Web Services Policy 1.5 framework and defines how to express WS-Addressing properties in WSDL. Comments are welcome through 30 August. Read about the Web Services Addressing Working Group and about Web services.

Open Mobile Web Test Suite: Call for Contributions

2007-07-30: The Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group is launching an Open Mobile Web Test Suite built by the community for the community to describe support for technologies in mobile Web browsers available today. Mobile Web developers can submit test cases (as described in the submissions guidelines) illustrating authoring practices. Submissions will contribute to a better understanding of the current limitations of user agents, which helps pave the way to better mobile Web browsers tomorrow. Read the Call for Contributions and about the Mobile Web Initiative.

Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect): Call for Implementations

2007-07-25: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Content Selection for Device Independence (DISelect) 1.0 and Delivery Context: XPath Access Functions 1.0 to Candidate Recommendations. Implementation feedback is welcome through 31 October. DISelect supports the creation of Web sites that can be used from diverse devices. Based on the evaluation and conditional processing of XML information sets, DISelect is used for Web content selection and filtering. The XPath functions are used to access the > Delivery Context associated with a request for content. Read about Ubiquitous Web applications.

XForms 1.0 Third Edition Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

2007-07-25: The Forms Working Group published a Proposed Edited Recommendation for XForms 1.0 Third Edition. The document brings the XForms 1.0 Recommendation up to date with second edition errata. Comments are welcome through 31 August. XForms separate presentation and content, minimize scripting and round-trips to the server, and offer device independence. Visit the forms home page.

Compound Document Formats: Call for Implementations

2007-07-20: The Compound Document Formats Working Group has released four Candidate Recommendations: Compound Document by Reference Framework 1.0, WICD Core 1.0, WICD Full 1.0, and WICD Mobile 1.0. Implementor feedback is welcome through 1 December. A preliminary implementation report is available, and a test suite is under development. The Web Integration Compound Document (WICD, pronounced "wicked") is a device independent Compound Document profile based on XHTML, CSS and SVG. The drafts describe presentation, linking and navigation behavior when multiple documents are combined. Read more about Rich Web Clients.

CSS 2.1 Is a Candidate Recommendation

2007-07-19: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 2.1 to Candidate Recommendation. Implementation feedback is welcome through 20 December. CSS is one of the Web's most widely implemented languages. By separating the presentation of style from the content of documents, CSS simplifies Web authoring and site maintenance. CSS 2.1 is derived from and is intended to replace CSS Level 2. A snapshot of usage, the specification brings the language in line with implementations, fixes errata and adds a few highly requested features including the inline-block value for the display property, the color orange and the values pre-wrap and pre-line for the white-space property. Visit the CSS home page.

GRDDL Is a Proposed Recommendation

2007-07-16: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of GRDDL and GRDDL Test Cases to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 24 August. Linking microformats to the Semantic Web, the GRDDL mechanism is used to extract RDF statements from XHTML and XML content using programs such as XSLT. Read about the Semantic Web.

XHTML Basic 1.1 Is a Candidate Recommendation

2007-07-13: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XHTML ™ Basic 1.1 to Candidate Recommendation. The specification adds four new features for small devices which are the language's primary users. Version 1.1 is intended to be the convergence of the XHTML Basic 1.0 W3C Recommendation for mobile devices, released in coordination with the WAP Forum in 2000, and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) XHTML Mobile profile. Implementation feedback is welcome through 31 August. Visit the HTML home page.

W3C Names Dominique Hazaël-Massieux Mobile Web Activity Lead

photo of Dominique Hazaël-Massieux2007-07-12: W3C has named Dominique Hazaël-Massieux to the position of Mobile Web Initiative Activity Lead. The W3C Mobile Web Initiative is a joint effort by vendors, providers, manufacturers and mobile operators to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy, and convenient as Web access from a desktop device. Dominique first joined W3C as Webmaster, did early work on GRDDL, contributed to QA at W3C, served as Team Contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group, serves as co-Chair of the MWI Test Suites Working Group, and works on mobileOK. W3C wishes to thank Philipp Hoschka who previously led the Activity and continues his roles as W3C Deputy Director for Europe and Ubiquitous Web Domain Leader. Read more about W3C.

Incubator Group Report: Emotion Markup Language

2007-07-10: The W3C Emotion Incubator Group, which includes representatives from sixteen institutions in eleven countries on three continents, published its final report. The report contains scope, requirements and use cases for a general-purpose Emotion Markup Language. This publication is part of the W3C experimental Incubator Activity that develops new, potentially foundational technologies and Web-based applications in a rapid time frame.

Web Services Policy 1.5: Proposed Recommendations

2007-07-07: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Web Services Policy 1.5 to Proposed Recommendation. The Policy Framework model expresses 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. Comments are welcome through 17 August. Read about the Web Services Policy Working Group and Web services.

W3C Cosponsors Extreme Markup Languages, Montréal, Canada, 7-10 August

2007-07-07: W3C is pleased to participate as a cosponsor at Extreme Markup Languages to be held 7-10 August in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Among the participants representing W3C are Chris Lilley, Liam Quin, Felix Sasaki and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen. A W3C Members-only discount is available. Read more about XML.

Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema: Proposed Recommendation

2007-07-05: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Semantic Annotations for WSDL and XML Schema (SAWSDL) to Proposed 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. Comments are welcome through 17 August. Read about the SAWSDL Working Group and about Web services.