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

December - décembre - december 2004

Website: http://www.w3c.nl -- http://www.w3c-benelux.org

Tutorial on Semantic Web Technologies

4 January 2005: W3C Benelux and ISOC Belgium organize a seminar Tutorial on Semantic Web Technologies on 16 February 2005 in Antwerp. This seminar is the result of an agreement between W3C Benelux and ISOC Belgium and Netherlands with the purpose to disseminate on a non-profit basis the knowledge on new web technologies and applications in the Benelux. Specialists from the Benelux and abroad keep you up-to-date on the most important issues and developments in this area. Please consult the website of ISOC Belgium for more information.

'Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One' is a W3C Recommendation

2004-12-15: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One as a W3C Recommendation. The Web uses relatively simple technologies with sufficient scalability, efficiency and utility that they have resulted in a remarkable information space of interrelated resources, growing across languages, cultures and media. This architecture document discusses the core design components of the Web in an effort to preserve these properties of the information space as its technologies evolve. Read the press release, Member testimonials, and visit the TAG home page.

XInclude Is a W3C Recommendation

2004-12-20: The World Wide Web Consortium today released XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Strengthening the XML family, XInclude provides a generic method for merging XML documents into a single composite document. It contributes to efficient content management at the enterprise level. XInclude uses existing XML constructs—elements, attributes and URI references. Read the press release and testimonials and visit the XML home page.

W3C Launches Graphics Activity

2004-12-20: W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Graphics Activity. The Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group is chaired by Chris Lilley (W3C) and is chartered through 30 September 2006. The SVG Working Group develops the SVG language for describing two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications in XML, including profiles for desktops, mobile devices and printers. Participation is open to W3C Members. Visit the SVG home page.

W3C Launches Patents and Standards Interest Group

2004-12-17: W3C is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Patent Policy Activity. The new Patents and Standards Interest Group (PSIG) is chaired by Don Deutsch (Oracle) and Daniel J. Weitzner (W3C) and is chartered through 1 December 2007. The PSIG is is a forum for W3C Members and Invited Experts to discuss policy issues regarding the implementation of the W3C Patent Policy as well as new patent-related questions that arise which require action or attention from the W3C Membership.

Massachusetts Governor Declares December 2004 "W3C Month"

2004-12-09: In a proclamation issued 1 December, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has declared December 2004 to be World Wide Web Consortium Month. Read by COO Steve Bratt at the W3C Tenth Anniversary Celebration, the proclamation cites W3C for "its good work and concern for the diverse users of the Web" and says W3C "earned their respect, trust and support." See the official document and read the full text.

W3C Welcomes Members at Advisory Committee Meeting

2004-12-06: W3C held its semiannual Advisory Committee Meeting on 2-3 December in Cambridge, MA, USA. W3C Member organizations participated in two days of discussions on W3C Activities. If your organization would like to join W3C, please refer to the Membership page. The next Advisory Committee Meeting will be held 5-7 June 2005 in Mandelieu, France.