NEWSLETTER W3C Kantoor in Nederland September 2001
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W3C NL/ISOC.nl Masterclass over "SMIL" uitgesteld tot 5 november 2001

24 September 2001. De volgende W3C NL / ISOC.nl Masterclass, die gepland was voor 5 september 2001, wordt nu gehouden op 5 november 2001 i.s.m. MMM 2001. Nader bericht volgt spoedig in een aparte mailing.


Bartimeus-Accessibility lid van W3C

21 September 2001 Het W3C Kantoor in Nederland verwelkomt met vreugde Bartimeus - Accessibility als nieuw Nederlands lid van W3C. Bartimeus - Accessibility is vooral actief op het gebied van het Web Accessibility Initiative. Als ook uw bedrijf/instelling wil behoren tot de "leading edge" van de verdere ontwikkeling van het Web, is een W3C lidmaatschap de aangewezen weg. Meer dan 500 bedrijven/instellingen "world wide" gingen reeds voor.


"XML Day" 17 september 2001 in Amsterdam

21 september 2001. W3C ondersteunt in 2001 de "XML European Days", die jaarlijks worden georganiseerd. Op 17 september 2001 vond de "XML Day" plaats in Amsterdam. Het W3C Kantoor in Nederland was in een stand aanwezig. Ivan Herman (W3C/CWI) hield een keynote speech over XHTML.


Device Independence Principles Published

19 September 2001: The Device Independence Working Group has released its first publication, a Working Draft of Device Independence Principles. The document describes the principles necessary to make the Web accessible by "anyone, anywhere, anytime, anyhow." Read about the W3C Device Independence Activity.


W3C HTML Validation Service Upgraded

18 September 2001: W3C is pleased to announce an upgrade to the W3C HTML Validation Service created and maintained by Gerald Oskoboiny of the W3C Systems Team. New features include XHTML 1.1 and XHTML Basic 1.0 support, experimental MathML 2.0 support, new functions on the results page, and an option to override character encoding. Feedback on the service is welcome (archive). Refer to What's New for the change history.


User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Become a W3C Candidate Recommendation

13 September 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (UAAG) to Candidate Recommendation. This document provides guidelines for designing user agents that lower barriers to Web accessibility for people with visual, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. The companion Techniques Working Draft is also updated. Read the press release, the implementation report, and more about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.


XPointer Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

11 September 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the XML Pointer Language (XPointer) Version 1.0 to Candidate Recommendation. XPointer can be used in URI references to address parts of an XML document such as elements, attributes, character content, and relative position. Read about the W3C XML Activity.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.0 Becomes a W3C Recommendation

5 September 2001: The World Wide Web Consortium today released the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.0 Specification as a W3C Recommendation. The specification has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor its adoption by industry. SVG delivers two-dimensional graphics in XML to the Web, providing accessible, dynamic, reusable, and extensible vector graphics, text, and images. Read about SVG implementations, and learn more in the press release and testimonials.


SMIL Animation Becomes a W3C Recommendation

5 September 2001: The World Wide Web Consortium has issued SMIL Animation as a W3C Recommendation. This subset of the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language 2.0 (SMIL, pronounced "smile") puts animation on a time line, allows composition of multiple animations, and describes animation elements for any XML-based host language. Read about the W3C Synchronized Multimedia Activity.


In Memoriam: Michael Dertouzos

30 August 2001: Professor Michael L. Dertouzos, director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) since 1974, died on 27 August 2001, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Born in Athens, Greece, author of eight books, and widely admired for bringing his humanity to computing, Dertouzos was 64. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, credits Prof. Dertouzos with the W3C's existence, and has written a personal tribute. In his last interview on 22 August 2001, Dertouzos said, "Don't forget the impact that love has on education." His impact is difficult to overestimate. He is already sorely missed.


Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

28 August 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 1.0 to Proposed Recommendation. Designers use an XSL stylesheet to express how source content should be styled, laid out, and paginated onto a presentation medium such as a browser window, a pamphlet or a book. Read more on the XSL home page.