NEWSLETTER W3C Kantoor Benelux - Bureau W3C Bénélux - Benelux W3C Office

September - septembre - september 2005

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Obituary Jacko van Dijk

2005-09-27: Recently, the W3C Benelux Office learned that, sadly, Jacko van Dijk, one of the "ambassadors" of the Dutch WAI project "Drempels Weg", passed away at the age of 32.
Jacko van Dijk, himself seriously disabled, played an important role in The Netherlands in making people aware of the problems concerning the internet accessibility for disabled persons. His efforts were important for the attempts to realize the goals of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. W3C will remain very grateful to him for this.
Please consult the (Dutch) websites Drempels Weg / De ambassadeurs and In memoriam Jacko van Dijk (11-9-1973 – 25-09-2005).

New W3C member in the Benelux: Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (Luxemburg)

2005-09-21: W3C Benelux is happy to announce that the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (Château de Sanem, L - 4992 Sanem, Luxemburg) has joined W3C by 1 July 2005. Mathieu le Brun is now member of the W3C Advisory Committee on behalf of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe.
Please consult for information on W3C membership.

SMIL 2.1 Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2005-09-27: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.1) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 28 October. SMIL (pronounced "smile") puts animation on a time line, allows composition of multiple animations, and describes animation elements for any XML-based host language. Version 2.1 extends SMIL 2.0 and supports enhanced interactive multimedia presentations, reuse of SMIL syntax and semantics, and new mobile profiles. Visit the synchronized multimedia home page.

Updated: XQuery, XSLT 2.0 and Supporting Documents

2005-09-16: The XML Query and XSL Working Groups have released the following Working Drafts of XML Query 1.0, XSL 2.0, XPath 2.0 and supporting documents. The goal of this release is to permit public review of changes made in response to Last Call comments. Visit the XML home page.

xml:id Is a W3C Recommendation

2005-09-09: The World Wide Web Consortium today released xml:id Version 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. The specification defines an attribute name, xml:id, that can always be treated as an identifier and hence can always be recognized, without fetching external resources, and without relying on an internal subset. The Recommendation is the latest deliverable of the XML Core Working Group, part of the W3C XML Activity.

Scope for Mobile Web Best Practices Published

2005-09-02: The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of Scope of Mobile Web Best Practices. This document outlines deliverables such as guidelines for content delivery and display on mobile and small-screen devices, sets out requirements for the "mobileOK" trustmark, and identifies the goal of one Web. Read about the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, a joint effort by authoring tool vendors, content providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile operators.