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

July - juillet - juli 2005

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"Web Foundations" Highlights Universal Access to Information

2005-07-14: The W3C Spanish Office is pleased to present Shawn Henry, Jakob Nielsen, Steven Pemberton, Inmaculada Placencia, John Slatin, and Jeffrey Zeldman at Web Foundations 2005 on 22-23 November in Gijón, Spain. These noted accessibility, usability and Web standards experts will discuss Design for All as an essential requirement for equitable Internet access. Steven Pemberton also gives an XForms and XHTML tutorial on 24 November in Oviedo. The deadline for discount registration fees is 1 November. The event is open to the public.

W3C Day in Berlin to Focus on Mobile Web

2005-07-18: The W3C Office in Germany and Austria is pleased to present W3C-Tag 2005 - Das Mobile Web (W3C Day) on 14 September in Berlin, Germany. The event is organized jointly with Berliner XML-Tage at Humboldt University. W3C Day focuses on mobile Web and W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (MWI). Speakers include Philipp Hoschka (W3C) and Dr. Simone Emmelius (ZDF). The event is free and open to the public. Registration with Berliner XML-Tage is required.

xml:id Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2005-07-12: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of xml:id Version 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation. The specification introduces a predefined attribute name that can always be treated as an ID and hence can always be recognized. Comments are invited through 26 August. Visit the XML home page.

W3C Offices Expand to India

W3C Indian Office logo2005-07-05: W3C is pleased to announce the opening of the W3C Indian Office in Noida, India, hosted by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). R.K. Verma is Office Manager, and Vijay Gugnani is Deputy Manager. The opening ceremony is planned for 10-11 November. W3C Offices assist with promotion efforts in local languages, broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in W3C Activities.

W3C Welcomes Founding Sponsors of the Mobile Web Initiative

2005-07-01: W3C is pleased to welcome the Founding Sponsors of the Mobile Web Initiative: Afilias, Bango.net, Drutt Corporation, Ericsson, France Telecom, HP, Jataayu Software, MobileAware, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Opera Software, TIM Italia, Segala M Test, Sevenval, RuleSpace, Vodafone and Volantis. W3C MWI is a concerted effort to make the Web interoperable and usable for users of mobile devices. Read about MWI and how to sponsor MWI.