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

February - février - februari 2004

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W3C Presents at 3GSM World Congress

2004-02-23: Stephane Boyera, Max Froumentin and Philipp Hoschka present at the 3GSM World Congress held 23 to 26 February in Cannes, France. Over 25,000 visitors will have the opportunity to learn about W3C efforts in multimodal interaction, voice browsing, device independence, and multimedia messaging. Read about W3C at 3GSM, read the press release and visit the W3C booth run by Marie-Claire Forgue across from the Palais des Festivals.


W3C Process Document Published

2004-02-17: W3C has published a new version of the Process Document to align with the Patent Policy, which was approved in May 2003. Among the changes are clarifications for Technical Architecture Group (TAG) and Advisory Board participation, and for the definitions of "consensus" and "First Public Working Draft." W3C has adopted a transition procedure as part of implementing the patent policy.


RDF and OWL Are W3C Recommendations

2004-02-10: The World Wide Web Consortium today released the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL) as W3C Recommendations. RDF is used to represent information and to exchange knowledge in the Web. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, supporting advanced Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Read the press release and testimonials and visit the Semantic Web home page.

The Resource Description Framework (RDF):

The OWL Web Ontology Language:


Web Accessibility Initiative: Best Practices Training in Madrid, Spain

2004-02-11: The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) held a two day Best Practices Exchange Training on 9-10 February in Madrid, Spain as part of the WAI-TIES Project. The training covered resources for managers, developers, policy makers and others; panels and presentations; directions for developing accessible tables, forms, images, applications and scripts; and a showcase of accessible Web pages. Fundosa Teleservicios hosted the event. Read the press release and more about the Web Accessibility Initiative.


DOM Level 3 Core & Load and Save Are W3C Proposed Recommendations

2004-02-05: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of two Document Object Model (DOM) specifications to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 5 March. With DOM Level 3 Core, software developers and script authors manipulate the content, structure and style of Web documents. DOM Level 3 Load and Save allows programs and scripts to load, serialize and filter document contents. Visit the DOM home page.


XML 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 Are W3C Recommendations

2004-02-04: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 as W3C Recommendations. XML 1.1 addresses Unicode, control character, and line ending issues. Namespaces 1.1 incorporates errata corrections and provides a mechanism to undeclare prefixes. Visit the XML home page.


XML Infoset Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

2004-02-04: The World Wide Web Consortium today released the XML Information Set, Second Edition (Infoset) as a W3C 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.


XML 1.0 Third Edition Is a W3C Recommendation

2004-02-04: The World Wide Web Consortium today released the Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 Third Edition as a W3C Recommendation. The third edition is not a new version of XML. It brings the XML 1.0 Recommendation up to date with second edition errata, and clarifies its use of RFC 2119 key words like must, should and may. Visit the XML home page.


VoiceXML 2.0 Is a Proposed Recommendation

2004-02-03: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0 to Proposed Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 2 March. VoiceXML uses XML to bring speech, touch-tone input, digitized audio, recording, telephony, and computer-human conversations to the Web. Read the press release and visit the Voice Browser home page.