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October - octobre - oktober 2004

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W3C Spanish Office's Standards Tour Visits Ten Cities in Spain

2004-10-27: The W3C Spanish Office brings its first W3C Standards Tour to ten universities in Spain from 3 to 26 November. The environment-friendly tour bus with disability access, video conferencing and Internet connectivity via satellite will visit Gijón, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Salamanca, A Coruña and Oviedo and make a Multimodal Web Seminar stop in Madrid. The W3C Spanish Office Prize for Web Standardization will be launched during the tour. Read the press release and visit the W3C Offices home page.

Working Draft: SPARQL Query Language for RDF

2004-10-12: The RDF Data Access Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of the SPARQL Query Language for RDF. SPARQL (pronounced "sparkle") offers developers and end users a way to write and to consume search results across a wide range of information such as personal data, social networks and metadata about digital artifacts like music and images. SPARQL also provides a means of integration over disparate sources. Visit the Semantic Web home page.

W3C Celebrates Ten Years Leading the Web

2004-10-07: This year, W3C celebrates its tenth anniversary. During a symposium for Members and invited guests in Boston, USA on 1 December, W3C will reflect on the progress of the Web, W3C's central role in its growth, and risks and opportunities facing the Web during W3C's second decade. Please sign the greeting card and read about the W3C Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

Compound Document Formats Activity Launched

2004-10-07: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the Compound Document Formats Activity. The Compound Document Formats (CDF) Working Group, chartered through 6 October 2006, is chaired by Vincent Hardy (Sun). The group's specifications will combine selected existing document formats (such as XHTML, SVG and SMIL) with other technologies (such as CSS and DOM) and specify their runtime behavior. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the Compound Document Formats home page.

Web Services Addressing Working Group Launched

2004-10-07: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the Web Services Addressing Working Group. Chartered through February 2006 and chaired by Mark Nottingham (BEA), the group will build on WS-Addressing to define how message headers direct messages, to provide an XML format for exchanging endpoint references, and to define mechanisms to direct replies or faults. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the Web Services home page.

XInclude Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2004-09-30: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation. XInclude introduces a generic mechanism for merging XML documents (information sets) using existing XML constructs—elements, attributes and URI references. Comments are welcome through 29 October. Visit the XML home page.