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

December - décembre - december 2003

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Speech Recognition Grammar Specification Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2003-12-18: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Speech Recognition Grammar Specification Version 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 18 February 2004. Speech grammars allow voice-based application authors to create rules describing what users are expected to say after listening to each application prompt. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


Resource Description Framework (RDF) Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2003-12-15: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are invited through 19 January. The RDF language is presented in six technical reports. RDF is used to represent information and to exchange knowledge in the Web. Read about the Semantic Web Activity.


OWL Web Ontology Language Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2003-12-15: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL) to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are invited through 19 January. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, supporting advanced Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Read about the Semantic Web Activity. The OWL language is presented in six parts.


DOM Level 3 Validation Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2003-12-15: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Validation Specification to Proposed Recommendation. The Document Object Model (DOM) allows programs and scripts to update the content and style of documents dynamically. This module of DOM3 ensures that documents remain or become valid. Comments are invited through 14 January. Read about the DOM Activity.


Kofi Annan, Tim Berners-Lee Greet the World Summit Event for Schools

2003-12-10: Students and educators participating in the World Summit on the Information Society are laying the foundation for a global infrastructure of school networks and a culture of peace. On 10 December in cooperation with the CERN SIS-Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee sent an email to summit participants at 800 schools in 80 countries using the NeXT computer that was used to invent the World Wide Web. The U.N. Cyberschoolbus and the European Schoolnet co-organized the World Summit Event for Schools.


C.M. Sperberg-McQueen Wins XML Cup 2003

2003-12-10: Michael Sperberg-McQueen of the W3C and Adam Bosworth of BEA received the XML Cup 2003 at the IDEAlliance XML 2003 conference today in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The cup is awarded to industry visionaries and pioneers for contributions to the Extensible Markup Language (XML). Visit the XML home page.


XML Infoset Second Edition Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation

2003-12-10: The XML Core Working Group has published the XML Information Set, Second Edition (Infoset) as a Proposed Edited Recommendation. The document updates the Infoset to cover XML 1.1 and Namespaces 1.1, clarifies the consequences of certain kinds of invalidity, and corrects typographical errors. The Infoset defines a set of eleven types of information items in XML documents. Visit the XML home page.


Last Call: Architecture of the World Wide Web

2003-12-09: The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has released a Last Call Working Draft of the Architecture of the World Wide Web, First Edition. The document is written for Web developers, implementers, content authors and publishers. It describes the properties that are desired of the Web and the design choices that have been made to achieve them. Comments are invited through 5 March 2004. Read the press release and visit the TAG home page.