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Oktober - Octobre - October 2002

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W3C Launches Finnish Office

10 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the W3C Finnish Office (in Finnish) based at the Digital Media Institute of the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland. The opening ceremonies are 11 October, and are open to the public (free registration required). Read the press release and more about W3C Offices.

Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Meeting 7-8 November in Copenhagen

The EOWG will meet on 7 - 8 November 2002, in Copenhagen, Denmark, following the IST 2002 Conference. The focus of the 7 November session will be on exchanging information about promotion and implementation of W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The 8 November session will include training on evaluation of Web site accessibility, and demonstrations of training approaches from others involved in Web accessibility. Information on upcoming WAI meetings can regularly be found in the News section of the WAI home page.

Importance of Web Acessibility Initiative

W3C Benelux would like to point to the importance of the Web Acessibility Initiative (WAI). In the past few years, W3C-Benelux members have translated - often in close co-operation with the Dutch WAI member Stichting Bartiméus - - several WAI-related documents into Dutch:

DOM Level 2 HTML Candidate Recommendation Revised

7 October 2002: Responding to implementer feedback and test suite results, the DOM Working Group has released an updated Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 16 October. The sixth component of DOM Level 2, DOM2 HTML is a set of interfaces used to manipulate the structure and contents of HTML and XHTML documents. Read more about the DOM Activity.

XML Encryption, Decryption Become W3C Proposed Recommendations

3 October 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of XML Encryption Syntax and Processing and Decryption Transform for XML Signature to Proposed Recommendations. Encryption makes sensitive data confidential for storage or transmission. Comments are welcome through 31 October. Read about the XML Encryption Activity.

W3C Launches Hungarian Office

24 September 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the W3C Hungarian Office (in Hungarian) based at the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in Budapest, Hungary. Daniel Dardailler, Marie-Claire Forgue, Max Froumentin, Ivan Herman, László Kovács, and Vincent Quint are among those attending today's opening ceremonies. Read the press release and about W3C Offices.

XML Inclusions Candidate Recommendation Revised

17 September 2002: Responding to feedback, the XML Core Working Group has released an updated Candidate Recommendation of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0. XInclude introduces a generic mechanism for merging XML documents using elements, attributes, and URI references. Read about the XML Activity.

Call for Contributions: WWW2003

17 September 2002: The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003) is to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 20-24 May 2003. A day of tutorials and workshops is followed by a three-day technical program. Proposals for tutorials and workshops are due 15 October, papers are due 15 November, and posters are due 15 January. Visit the conference Web site.