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W3C Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

2004-11-30: This year, the World Wide Web Consortium celebrates its tenth anniversary - ten years of its mission to lead the Web to its full potential. On 1 December, W3C Members, Team, invited speakers, and international media will gather in Boston, USA to reflect on the progress of the Web, W3C's central role in its growth, and the risks and opportunities facing the Web during W3C's second decade. "This special anniversary brings the opportunity to acknowledge the impact of the Web and the W3C's stewardship role," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. "I hope it will also inspire ever more collaboration, creativity, and understanding across the globe." Sign the greeting card, read the press release and read more about the W3C Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

Character Model for the World Wide Web Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2004-11-22: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of two parts of the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0. Fundamentals is a Proposed Recommendation and Resource Identifiers is a Candidate Recommendation. The documents provide authors of specifications, software developers, and content developers with a common reference for text manipulation and the use of internationalized resource identifiers on the Web. They build on the Universal Character Set defined by Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. Comments are welcome through 20 December and 15 January respectively. Visit the Internationalization home page.

SOAP Performance: Three W3C Proposed Recommendations

2004-11-16: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of three technical reports to Proposed Recommendations offering an optimal way to transfer binary data like images in Web services messages. Produced by the XML Protocol Working Group, SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment such as the Web. Comments are welcome through 16 December. Visit the Web services home page.

SMIL 2.0 Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

2004-11-09: The SYMM Working Group has released a Proposed Edited Recommendation for the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.0). This second edition is not a new version; its purpose is to correct errors in the SMIL 2.0 first edition as a convenience to readers. SMIL (pronounced "smile") puts animation on a time line, allows composition of multiple animations, and describes animation elements for any XML-based host language. Comments are welcome through 5 December. Visit the Synchronized Multimedia home page.

Architecture of the World Wide Web Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2004-11-05: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Architecture of the World Wide Web, First Edition to Proposed Recommendation. The World Wide Web uses relatively simple technologies with sufficient scalability, efficiency and utility that they have resulted in a remarkable information space of interrelated resources, growing across languages, cultures and media. In an effort to preserve these properties of the information space as its technologies evolve, this architecture document discusses the core design components of the Web. Comments are welcome through 8 December. Visit the TAG home page.

Device Independence Activity Launched

2004-11-01: W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Device Independence Activity. The Device Independence Working Group is chaired by Rhys Lewis (Volantis) and is chartered through October 2006. Guiding content authors and enabling different devices with different capabilities, the group's specifications ensure access to a unified Web from any device in any context by anyone. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the Device Independence home page.