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Master Class Cascading Style Sheets in Amsterdam

21 February 2006: W3C Benelux organizes a Master Class on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

LocationCentrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam
Date12 May 2006, 13:00-18:00h
LecturerBert Bos (W3C)

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XLink 1.1 Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

2006-03-28: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1 to Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 1 July. The XLink 1.1 language allows elements to be inserted into XML documents in order to create and describe links between resources. It uses XML syntax to create structures that can describe links similar to the simple unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML, as well as more sophisticated links. Visit the XML home page.

Updated: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

2006-03-27: The Web Services Description Working Group has updated three Candidate Recommendations for the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0: Part 0: Primer, Part 1: Core Language and Part 2: Adjuncts. Comments are welcome through 1 July. WSDL RDF Mapping and SOAP 1.1 Binding are updated Working Drafts. WSDL 2.0 models and describes modular Web services and is used to document distributed systems and to automate communication between applications. Read about Web services.

W3C Renews and Expands Web Services Activity

2006-03-21: W3C is pleased to announce the renewal of the Web Services Activity through February 2008. The Activity has an Interest Group, a Coordination Group, and four Working Groups including the new Semantic Annotations for Web Services Description Language (SAWSDL) Working Group. Participation is open to W3C Members. "W3C is bringing communities together... to work on a standard solution for Web automation," said Jacek Kopecky (DERI Innsbruck), Chair of the SAWSDL Working Group. Read the press release and about W3C Activities.

Web Services Addressing Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2006-03-21: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Web Services Addressing - Core and its SOAP Binding to Proposed Recommendations. 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. Comments are welcome through 18 April. Visit the Web services home page.

Call for Participation: Workshop on Internationalizing SSML

2006-03-16: Following a successful Workshop in Beijing, China, W3C holds a second Workshop on Internationalizing the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) on 30-31 May, hosted by the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete, site of the W3C Office in Greece. Attendees will identify and prioritize extensions and additions to SSML to improve its use for rendering non-English languages. Position papers are due 14 April. Read about W3C Workshops and visit the Voice Browser home page.

XForms 1.0 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

2006-03-14: The World Wide Web Consortium today released XForms 1.0 Second Edition as a W3C Recommendation. The new generation of Web forms, XForms separate presentation and content, minimize round-trips to the server, offer device independence, and reduce the need for scripting. This second edition adds clarifications and corrects errors as reported in the first edition errata. Second edition publications include the following documents.

W3C Names Ubiquitous Web and Interaction Domain Leaders

2006-03-15: W3C is pleased to announce new management of Activities related to the Web's user interface. Philipp Hoschka leads the newly created Ubiquitous Web Domain which includes the Device Independence, Mobile Web Initiative (MWI), Multimodal Interaction and Voice Browser Activities, and continues his role as W3C Deputy Director for Europe. Chris Lilley leads the Interaction Domain which includes the Graphics, HTML, Math, Rich Web Clients, Style, Synchronized Multimedia and XForms Activities. Read about W3C's Management Team and Activities.