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November - Novembre - November 2002

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XPointer Framework Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

13 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the XPointer Framework to Proposed Recommendation. The XPointer Framework is an extensible system for XML addressing and underlies additional schemes. The element() scheme allows basic addressing of XML elements. The xmlns() scheme is used for interpreting namespace prefixes in pointers. Read about the XML Activity.

XForms Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

12 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XForms 1.0 to Candidate Recommendation. More flexible than previous HTML and XHTML form technologies, the new generation of Web forms separates purpose, presentation, and data. Read the press release and testimonials and visit the XForms home page.

Euroweb 2002 Conference

November 15 2002: The Euroweb 2002 Conference will be held at St Anne's College, Oxford, UK on the 17th and 18th December 2002. EuroWeb 2002 will be a major international forum at which research on the GRID, Web Services and the Semantic Web as the future computing infrastructure is presented. Invited speakers include Brian McBride of HP on the Semantic Web, Domenico Laforenza of CNR on the Grid, and John Ibbotson of IBM on Web Services. A draft programme of all accepted papers is available on the web site.

XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0 is a W3C Recommendation

8 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce that the XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0 has become a W3C Recommendation. The XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0 defines a new XML Signature transform to provide a more efficient method for computing a portion of a document to be signed. The Implementation and Interop report includes two Open Source implementations. Read more about XML Signature technologies.

DOM Level 2 HTML Proposed Recommendation Published

8 November 2002: The Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group has published DOM Level 2 HTML as a W3C Proposed Recommendation. DOM Level 2 HTML is a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and structure of HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 documents. Read about the DOM Activity.

Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Updated

30 October 2002: The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has released an update to the W3C Note Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The document provides references, techniques and strategies to authoring tool developers who wish to satisfy ATAG 1.0 checkpoints. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.

NPR Science Friday Interviews Tim Berners-Lee

4 November 2002: W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee was a 1 November guest on National Public Radio (NPR) Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. Host Ira Flatow and callers from the United States discussed inventions, the Semantic Web, privacy, patents, broadband, "always on" connections, openness, trust, and spam. NPR provides a three-quarter hour audio archive of the show, as well as Mr. Berners-Lee's previous visit to Science Friday in 1999.

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Become a W3C Proposed Recommendation

17 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation. Written for developers of user agents, the guidelines lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological). The companion Techniques Working Draft is updated. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.

XML 1.1 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

15 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML 1.1 to Candidate Recommendation. The specification addresses Unicode, control character, and line ending issues. Visit the XML home page.

Web Services Requirements Updated

15 October 2002: The Web Services Architecture Working Group has updated Web Services Architecture Requirements. Software applications can communicate using Web services to present dynamic context-driven information to the user. The draft contains the reference architecture and the constraints used to determine implementation conformance. Read about the Web Services Activity.