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

May - mai - mei 2005

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

New W3C member in Benelux

2005-05-24:W3C Benelux is happy to announce that the University of Amsterdam has joined W3C by 17 May 2005. Scott Marshall (Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam) is now member of the W3C Advisory Committee on behalf of the University of Amsterdam.
Please consult http://www.w3.org/Consortium/membership for information on W3C membership.

Working Draft: XHTML 2.0

2005-05-27: The HTML Working Group has released the seventh public Working Draft of XHTML 2.0. A modularized language without presentation elements, XHTML 2 takes HTML back to its roots in document structuring. See the introduction for the differences between XHTML versions 1 and 2. Much of XHTML 2 works in existing browsers. The draft includes an implementation in RELAX NG with DTD and XML Schema implementations to follow. Visit the HTML home page.

W3C Launches Mobile Web Initiative

2005-05-11: The World Wide Web Consortium today launched the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy, and convenient as Web access from a desktop device. "MWI recognizes the mobile device as a first class participant of the Web," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. W3C thanks MWI Founding Sponsors France Telecom, HP, MobileAware, Segala M Test, Vodafone and Volantis. Read about MWI, how to sponsor MWI and the testimonials and press release.

SMIL 2.1 Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

2005-05-16: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.1) to Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 15 June. SMIL (pronounced "smile") puts animation on a time line, allows composition of multiple animations, and describes animation elements for any XML-based host language. Version 2.1 extends SMIL 2.0 and supports enhanced interactive multimedia presentations, reuse of SMIL syntax and semantics, and new mobile profiles. Visit the synchronized multimedia home page.

XML Key Management (XKMS) Is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

2005-05-03: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the XML Key Management Specification (XKMS 2.0) and its Bindings to Proposed Recommendation. The documents specify protocols for distributing and registering public keys for use with the XML Signature and XML Encryption W3C Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 3 June. Visit the XKMS home page.