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

December - Décembre - December 2002

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User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Become a W3C Recommendation

17 December 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium today released User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Written for software developers as part of the Web Accessibility Initiative, the guidelines explain how to design browsers and media players that lower barriers to the Web for people with disabilities (visual, hearing, physical, cognitive, and neurological) and improve usability for all users. Companion techniques are updated. Read the press release, FAQ and 23 testimonials.


XML Encryption, Decryption Become W3C Recommendations

10 December 2002: The World Wide Web Consortium today released XML Encryption Syntax and Processing and Decryption Transform for XML Signature as W3C Recommendations. The specifications have been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor their adoption by industry. Encryption makes sensitive data confidential for storage or transmission. Read the press release and testimonials.


W3C to Move European Host to ERCIM

27 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce its European host will change on 1 January 2003 from INRIA to the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). MIT in North America, Keio University in Asia and now ERCIM in Europe are W3C's 3 global partners and physical headquarters called "hosts." The move allows W3C to foster research relationships throughout Europe, while maintaining ties to INRIA, one of the ERCIM founders. Read the press release in 18 languages and the testimonials.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Become W3C Proposed Recommendations

15 November 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 20 December. 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 into two profiles optimized for cellphones and pocket computers.