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

Januari - Janvier - January 2003

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VoiceXML 2.0 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

28 January 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0 to Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 10 April. VoiceXML uses XML to bring synthesized speech, spoken and touch-tone input, digitized audio, recording, telephony, and computer-human conversations to the Web. Read the press release and testimonials. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Are W3C Recommendations

14 January 2003: The World Wide Web Consortium today released Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles: SVG Tiny and SVG Basic as W3C Recommendations. SVG delivers vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. SVG 1.1 separates the SVG language into reusable building blocks. Mobile SVG re-combines them optimized for cellphones and pocket computers. Read the press release and testimonials.


DOM Level 2 HTML Is a W3C Recommendation

9 January 2003: The World Wide Web Consortium today released the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification as a W3C Recommendation. DOM Level 2 HTML is a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and structure of HTML and XHTML 1.0 documents. Read the press release, the testimonials and more about the DOM Activity.


SOAP Version 1.2 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

19 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of SOAP Version 1.2 to Candidate Recommendation. The specification is in three parts: Part 0: Primer, Part 1: Messaging Framework and Part 2: Adjuncts. Publicly developed, SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment. Comments are welcome. Read about the Web Services Activity.


Namespaces 1.1 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

18 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Namespaces in XML 1.1 to Candidate Recommendation. Identified by IRI references, namespaces qualify element and attribute names in XML documents. Version 1.1 incorporates errata corrections and provides a mechanism to undeclare prefixes. Comments are welcome through 14 February. Read about the XML Activity.