|Anne Anderson||Nov 24, 2003 7:18 am|
|Subject:||W3C Member Newsletter, Volume 9,No. 11: 22 November 2003. Forwarded message from Susan Lesch.|
|From:||Anne Anderson (Anne...@Sun.COM)|
|Date:||Nov 24, 2003 7:18:47 am|
There is still no "Policy Workshop" mentioned in W3C events. We said it had to be publicly announced with open call for papers by December 1.
Dear W3C Member,
This is the text version of the November W3C Member Newsletter. The full hypertext version is online at:
Best wishes, Susan Lesch, for the W3C Communications Team _________________________________________________________________
W3C Member Newsletter Volume 9, No. 11: 22 November 2003
"Every W3C Member's link to the latest Consortium news, events, and action items."
Table of Contents News Briefs + Sponsor the 2004 Technical Plenary Week + Request for Feedback: November Advisory Committee Meeting + Proposal for a W3C Web Legal Defense Fund + Amaya 8.2 Released + Upcoming W3C Events + W3C Presentations in November Quality Assurance Update (QA) + Call for Review: Quality Assurance (QA) Activity Extension + "QA Framework: Specification Guidelines" Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation Offices Update + W3C Launches Spanish Office + W3C Holds its First Outreach Event in Mainland China + Offices Presentations in November Press Highlights Architecture Domain Update + Document Object Model Activity + Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity + Web Services Activity Interaction Domain Update + Device Independence Activity + Graphics Activity + HTML Activity + Math Activity Technology and Society Domain Update + Semantic Web Activity + XML Key Management (XKMS) Activity Web Accessibility Initiative Update + WAI Technical Activity Technical Reports and Publications + Recommendation + Proposed Recommendations + Proposed Edited Recommendation + Candidate Recommendations + Working Drafts + Working Group Notes Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Update Advisory Board (AB) Update Acknowledged Submissions IPR Disclosures Member and Team Updates + W3C Member Organizations + New W3C Members + W3C Team Update Accessing Consortium Resources + W3C Member Web Site Access + Member News Services, Press Release and Media Coverage Archives Policies + Using the "W3C Member" Logo + Preparing Press Releases With W3C + Submitting Proposals to W3C
Sponsor the 2004 Technical Plenary Week
3 November 2003: Premier, Major and Meeting Sponsorships are available for the W3C Technical Plenary Week to be held 1-5 March 2004 in Cannes-Mandelieu, France. Benefits vary by level of sponsorship and include: mention on the W3C home page, logo placement on the plenary page and the meeting registration area, acknowledgement in the meeting materials given to each attendee, spoken acknowledgement during the meeting and so on. For more information, please refer to the announcement. Please contact Marie-Claire Forgue (phone: +33 4 92 38 75 94) by 15 January 2004.
 http://www.w3.org/2002/09/TPOverview.html  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0028.html  mailto:mar...@w3.org
Request for Feedback: November Advisory Committee Meeting
19 November 2003: AC Reps, Chairs, Advisory Board members and TAG participants are asked to please complete the feedback form for this November's Advisory Committee meeting in Shin-Yokohama, Japan. The deadline for responses is 5 December. The questions are for remote participants as well, and range from evaluating the meeting structure to rating individual presentations and the hotel facilities. Please join us in thanking the organizers for a memorable event.
Proposal for a W3C Web Legal Defense Fund
27 October 2003: With the assistance of the W3C Advisory Board, W3C COO Steve Bratt has proposed a W3C Web Legal Defense fund to allow for the defense of claims that threaten our Members' interests in W3C technology. For more information please refer to the proposal.
Amaya 8.2 Released
15 November 2003: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version 8.2 includes new features and enhancements for selection, CSS and CSS debugging, backup files, loaded objects and images, undo, structure and source view, SVG, HTML, and annotations. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux and Windows, and Debian and RPM packages. Source code is available. Visit the Amaya home page and the Annotea home page.
 http://www.w3.org/Amaya/  http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/New  http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/BinDist  http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/SourceDist  http://www.w3.org/Amaya/  http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/
Upcoming W3C Events
Please refer to Upcoming W3C Events for a complete listing. * 17-19 November: Advisory Committee Meeting, Kanagawa, Japan * 21-22 November: WCAG Working Group meeting, hosted by W3C/Keio, Shin Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan * 2-3 December: XMLP Working Group, hosted by BEA, San Francisco, CA, USA * 12-16 January 2004: SVG Working Group, hosted by Canon, Sydney, Australia * 19-22 January 2004: XML Query Working Group meeting * 19-22 January 2004: XSL Working Group meeting, Tampa, FL, USA * 21-23 January 2004: XML Schema Working Group meeting, Tampa, FL, USA * 23 January 2004: XQuery Update Language TF meeting Tampa, FL, USA
 http://www.w3.org/Member/Eventscal  http://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/  http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2003/11/f2f-agenda.html  http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/Group/  http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/Query  http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/Group/  http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/Schemas  http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/Query
W3C Presentations in November
* Katrin Franke, W3C Multimodal Interaction Pen Input subgroup, presented at the 11th Conference of the International Graphonomics Society (IGS2003) in Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 2-5 November. * Karl Dubost presented at CRDP at the Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 5 November. * Dominique Hazael-Massieux presented at SIMO in Madrid, Spain on 6 November. * James Larson, W3C Voice Browser Working Group co-Chair; Wu Chou, W3C Multimodal Interaction EMMA subgroup co-Chair; and Yi-Min Chee, W3C Multimodal Interaction Ink subgroup Chair, participated in a panel at the Fifth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI-PUI'03) in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 6 November. * Judy Brewer, Ivan Herman, Philipp Hoschka, Richard Ishida and Matthew May presented at the China International Forum on WWW's Development 2003 in Beijing, China on 12-13 November. * Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Bratt, Wendy Chisholm, Shawn Lawton Henry, Masayasu Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Philippe Le Hegaret, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Dave Raggett and Nobuo Saito presented at W3C Day Japan 2003 (in Japanese) at Keio University Mita Campus in Tokyo, Japan on 14 November. * Philipp Hoschka and Dave Raggett present at the ITU Workshop on Standardization in Telecommunications for motor vehicles in Geneva, Switzerland on 24-25 November. * Marie-Claire Forgue runs the W3C booth at Integration 2003: XML & Web Services in Paris, France on 26-27 November.
 http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/  http://www.igs2003.com/  http://www.crdp.umontreal.ca/en/  http://www.simo.ifema.es/  http://www.w3.org/Voice/  http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/  http://icmi.cs.ucsb.edu/  http://www.w3c.org.hk/CIFWeb03/index.html  http://www.w3.org/2003/11/14-W3CDay-Japan/Overview.html.ja  http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/telecomauto/program.html  http://www.technoforum.fr/integ2003/index.html
Browse W3C past talks and upcoming presentations.
Quality Assurance Update (QA)
Call for Review: Quality Assurance (QA) Activity Extension
7 November 2003: A two year extension to the QA Activity is being proposed. AC Reps, please review the Working Group and Interest Group charters, the Activity proposal, and Call for Review. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Daniel Dardailler, QA Activity Lead.
 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0030.html  mailto:dani...@w3.org
"QA Framework: Specification Guidelines" Is a W3C Candidate Recommendation
10 November 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of QA Framework: Specification Guidelines to Candidate Recommendation. A set of organizing guidelines and verifiable checkpoints, the document is written to help W3C Working Groups write technical reports. It provides for conformance requirements and definitions, and facilitates the generation of test materials. Comments are welcome through 10 May 2004. Learn more about Quality Assurance (QA) at W3C and please refer to the Call for Implementations.
W3C Launches Spanish Office
20 October 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the opening of the W3C Spanish Office in Oviedo, Spain. The Office is hosted by the Fundacion para el Fomento de la Investigacion Cientifica y la Tecnologia (FICYT). Francisco Sanchez is Office Manager. Vicente Alvarez-Areces, Luis Iturrioz-Vinuela, Jesus Garcia, Daniel Dardailler, Marie-Claire Forgue and Ivan Herman presented at the opening ceremonies on 20 October in Oviedo. Read the announcement press release and about W3C Offices.
 http://www.w3c-es.org/  http://www.ficyt.com/  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0017.html  http://www.w3.org/2003/10/spoffice-pressrelease  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Offices
W3C Holds its First Outreach Event in Mainland China
21 October 2003: The China International Forum on WWW's Development 2003 was held in Beijing on 12-13 November. Ivan Herman, Philipp Hoschka, Richard Ishida, Shi Zhongzhi, Judy Brewer, and Matthew May presented keynotes and tutorials. Attendees discussed the future of the Web, accessibility, SVG, the mobile Web, the Semantic Web and internationalization. Registration is open. The event was co-organized by the China Computer Federation and the W3C Office in Hong Kong. Read the press release.
 http://www.w3c.org.hk/CIFWeb03/index.html  http://www.w3c.org.hk/CIFWeb03/RegistrationFees.html  http://www.ccf.org.cn/  http://www.w3c.org.hk/  http://www.w3.org/2003/10/beijingevent-pressrelease
Offices Presentations in November
* Ossi Nykanen, W3C Finnish Office, presented: + XML and Web Services update -- where are we now at Component Computing 2003 days on 5 November + the Semantic Web at the multidiscipline graduate school course New Technologies and Digital Learning Environments on 10 November + W3C: Technology and (Information) Society at Mindtrek Week on 11 November * Nora Vasarhelyi, W3C Hungarian Office, presented A W3C ajanlasaval rendelkezo' honlapokrol (On home pages following the W3C guidelines) at Latasserultek informatikai leheto'segeinek nemzetkozi korkepe (Overview of the International informatics resources for the blind and partially blind) on 13-15 November. The event was arranged by the Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted.
 http://www.w3c.tut.fi/index.html  http://www.tieturi.fi/koulutus/seminaarit/coco2003/ohjelma0511.asp  http://www.eoppiminen.tut.fi/koulutus/tutkijakoulu.html  http://www.mindtrek.org/  http://www.w3c.hu/
Browse W3C in the Press. A selection of articles since the last Newsletter: * "W3C inaugura una oficina en Ovied" (in Spanish), IDG.es iWorld, 21 October * "La primera oficina W3C del mundo hispanoparlante abre sus puertas en Asturias" (in Spanish), El Mundo, 21 October * "W3C to Broaden Footstep in China," Silicon Valley Internet.com, 24 October * "CSS2 - Cascading Style Sheets Level 2," About.com, 25 October * " W3C sides with Microsoft against Eolas patent," InfoWorld, 29 October * "Web Ontology Language: Making your Web search easier," XML Journal, 30 October * "XML Takes over the User Interface," IT Director, 31 October * "W3C criticizes antirobot tests," CNET News.com, 6 November * "W3C revises image format," CNET News.com, 11 November * " Government orders re-examination of disputed Internet patent," USA Today, 12 November * "Patent Office to Reconsider Eolas Claims," eWEEK, 13 November * "Nouvelle version pour le format graphique PNG" (in French), ZDNet.fr, 13 November
 http://www.w3.org/Press/Articles  http://www.idg.es/iworld/noticia.asp?id=32640&sec=iworld  http://www.nwfusion.com/newsletters/edu/2003/0825ed1.html  http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/3098441  http://webdesign.about.com/library/weekly/aa090202a.htm  http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/10/29/HNmsversuspatent_1.html  http://www.sys-con.com/xml/article.cfm?id=704  http://www.it-director.com/article.php?articleid=11384  http://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-5103639.html  http://news.com.com/2100-1025-5106125.html  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2003-11-12-patent-reconsidered_x.htm  http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1380243,00.asp  http://www.zdnet.fr/actualites/technologie/0,39020809,39129865,00.htm
Architecture Domain Update
Document Object Model (DOM) Activity
DOM Level 3 Core, and Load and Save Are W3C Candidate Recommendations
7 November 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of two Document Object Model (DOM) specifications to Candidate Recommendations. With DOM Level 3 Core, software developers and Web script authors can access and manipulate HTML and XML content. DOM Level 3 Load and Save allows programs and scripts to dynamically load the content of an XML document into a DOM document and serialize a DOM document into an XML document. Comments are welcome through 30 November. DOM Level 3 Events was published as a Working Group Note. For more information please refer to the Call for Implementations.
 http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-DOM-Level-3-Core-20031107/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-DOM-Level-3-LS-20031107/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-DOM-Level-3-Events-20031107/  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0031.html
Extensible Markup Language (XML) Activity
XML 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 Are W3C Proposed Recommendations
5 November 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1 and Namespaces in XML 1.1 to Proposed Recommendations. Comments are welcome through 5 December. XML 1.1 addresses Unicode, control character, and line ending issues. Namespaces 1.1 incorporates errata corrections and provides a mechanism to undeclare prefixes. AC Reps, please refer to the Call for Review.
XML 1.0 Third Edition Is a Proposed Edited Recommendation
30 October 2003: The XML Core Working Group has published the Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 Third Edition as a Proposed Edited Recommendation. The third edition is not a new version of XML. It brings the XML 1.0 Recommendation up to date with second edition errata, and clarifies its use of RFC 2119 key words like must, should and may. Comments are welcome through 1 December. AC Reps, please refer to the Call for Review.
W3C Workshop on Binary Interchange of XML: Report and Minutes
3 November 2003: The report and minutes have been published from the W3C Workshop on Binary Interchange of XML Information Item Sets held in Santa Clara, CA, USA on 24-26 September. All of the more than 40 position papers are publicly available. The workshop concluded that research is needed before W3C would produce any specifications in this area, and recommended that a Working Group be proposed to the W3C Membership. W3C thanks host Sun Microsystems, and all 60 attendees for their participation.
XQuery, XSLT and XPath Last Call Published
12 November 2003: The XML Query Working Group and the XSL Working Group have released nine Working Drafts. Six are in Last Call through 15 February 2004. Comments on all of these documents are invited. * XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language - Last Call * XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0 - Last Call * XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0 - Last Call * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model - Last Call * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators - Last Call * XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics * XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization - Last Call * XML Query (XQuery) Requirements * XML Query Use Cases
 http://www.w3.org/XML/Query.html  http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt20-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath20-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-datamodel-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-functions-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-semantics-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt-xquery-serialization-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-requirements-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-use-cases-20031112/
XInclude Last Call Published
10 November 2003: The XML Core Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0. XInclude introduces a generic mechanism for merging XML documents (information sets) using existing XML constructs--elements, attributes and URI references. Comments are welcome through 31 December. Visit the XML home page.
Web Services Activity
Semantic Web Services Interest Group Chartered
23 October 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Semantic Web Services Interest Group. Thanks to all W3C Members who sent input on the Call for Review of this modification to the Web Services Activity. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Carine Bournez, Semantic Web Services Interest Group Chair, and and Yves Lafon, Semantic Web Services Interest Group Team Contact.
Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0 Working Drafts Published
10 November 2003: The Web Services Description Working Group has released two Working Drafts of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0: Part 1: Core Language and Part 2: Message Patterns. WSDL is a model and XML format for describing network services. The language enables separate, fundamental stages for abstract function and concrete details. Read about Web Services.
Working Draft: SOAP Optimized Serialization
12 November 2003: The XML Protocol Working Group has released a Working Draft of SOAP Optimized Serialization Use Cases and Requirements. The document illustrates the reasons for optimizing the serialization of SOAP messages. It distills constraints and the features necessary for interoperability with existing protocols, bindings, and serialization formats such as SOAP 1.2, WSDL and MIME.
Interaction Domain Update
Device Independence Activity
Working Draft: Authoring Techniques for Device Independence
6 November 2003: The Device Independence Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of Authoring Techniques for Device Independence. The document provides a summary of several techniques and best practices that Web site authors and solution providers may employ when creating and delivering content to a diverse set of access mechanisms. Learn more about the W3C Device Independence Activity.
Working Draft: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2
12 November 2003: The SVG Working Group has released its fourth Working Draft of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2. SVG delivers accessible, dynamic, and reusable vector graphics, text, and images to the Web in XML. The Working Group explicitly encourages public feedback on this draft. Visit the SVG home page.
PNG Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation
10 November 2003: The World Wide Web Consortium released the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Specification (Second Edition) as a W3C Recommendation. The document has also become an International Standard, ISO/IEC 15948:2003. PNG is a graphics file format for raster images. Indexed-color, grayscale, and truecolor images are supported plus an optional alpha channel. Read the announcement and more about the Graphics Activity.
W3C Requests '906 Patent Re-Examination
29 October 2003: Acting on the advice of the W3C HTML Patent Advisory Group, W3C has presented the United States Patent and Trademark Office with prior art establishing that US Patent No. 5,838,906 (the '906 patent) is invalid. W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee has written an unprecedented request to US Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property James E. Rogan to take action to remove the patent to allow operation of the Web. Please refer to the briefing.
MathML 2.0 Second Edition Is a W3C Recommendation
21 October 2003: The World Wide Web Consortium released the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 2.0 (Second Edition) as a W3C Recommendation. The specification has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor its adoption by industry. MathML is an XML application that allows mathematical notation and content to be served, received and processed on the Web. The second edition contains clarifications and errata corrections. Read the announcement and testimonials.
MathML Working Group Notes Published
10 November 2003: The Math Working Group has released Units in MathML, Structured Types in MathML 2.0 and Bound Variables in MathML as Working Group Notes. MathML is an XML application that allows mathematical notation and content to be served, received and processed on the Web. Visit the Math home page.
 http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-units-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-types-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-bvar-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-MathML2-20031021/  http://www.w3.org/Math/
Math Activity Closed
22 November 2003: The Math Activity is closed. Active from 1996 to 2003, the Math Working Group is among the oldest of all W3C Working Groups and produced four Recommendations. In addition, the group produced a test suite, an implementation and interoperability report, articles and tutorials and Working Group Notes. Congratulations to the Math Working Group participants for successfully completing all deliverables. For more information please refer to the announcement.
Technology and Society Domain Update
Semantic Web Activity
Metalog 2.0b Released
21 October 2003: Metalog 2.0b is a reasoning system built for the Semantic Web that adds a query layer on top of RDF. Developed by Massimo Marchiori, Antonio Epifani and Samuele Trevisan, Metalog is user friendly and makes reasoning and thinking about the Web easy through an interface similar to natural language. Download Metalog for Windows and Linux. Free source code is available. Learn more about Metalog, W3C Open Source software and the Semantic Web.
 http://www.w3.org/RDF/Metalog/  http://www.w3.org/RDF/  http://www.w3.org/RDF/Metalog/docs/sw-easy  http://www.w3.org/RDF/Metalog/download/  http://www.w3.org/RDF/Metalog/  http://www.w3.org/Status  http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
XML Key Management (XKMS) Activity
XML Key Management (XKMS) Charter Extended
3 November 2003: W3C is pleased to announce the extension of the XKMS Activity until March 2004. Thanks to all of the Members who sent their input on the Call for Review. For more information, please refer to the announcement. If you should have questions, please feel free to contact Jose Kahan, XKMS Activity Lead and Team Contact.
 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0027.html  mailto:jose+xk...@w3.org
Web Accessibility Initiative Update
WAI Technical Activity
Working Draft: Inaccessibility of Visually-Oriented Anti-Robot Tests
5 November 2003: The WAI Protocols and Formats Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of Inaccessibility of Visually-Oriented Anti-Robot Tests. Requests for visual verification of a bitmapped image pose problems for those who are blind, have low vision, or have a learning disability such as dyslexia. The draft examines ways for systems to test for human users while preserving access for users with disabilities. Comments are welcome. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative.
Technical Reports and Publications
Members are encouraged to review current technical documents produced by the W3C. Publications since the last Newsletter are:
* 10 November 2003: Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Specification (Second Edition)
* 5 November 2003: Namespaces in XML 1.1 * 5 November 2003: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.1
Proposed Edited Recommendation
* 30 October 2003: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Third Edition)
* 10 November 2003: QA Framework: Specification Guidelines * 7 November 2003: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Core Specification * 7 November 2003: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Load and Save Specification
* 13 November 2003: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2 * 12 November 2003: SOAP Optimized Serialization Use Cases and Requirements * 12 November 2003: XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model * 12 November 2003: XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators * 12 November 2003: XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0 * 12 November 2003: XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language * 12 November 2003: XML Query (XQuery) Requirements * 12 November 2003: XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics * 12 November 2003: XML Query Use Cases * 12 November 2003: XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization * 12 November 2003: XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0 * 10 November 2003: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0 Part 1: Core Language * 10 November 2003: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0 Part 2: Message Patterns * 10 November 2003: XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0 * 6 November 2003: Authoring Techniques for Device Independence * 5 November 2003: Inaccessibility of Visually-Oriented Anti-Robot Tests
 http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-SVG12-20031113/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-soap12-os-ucr-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-datamodel-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath-functions-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xpath20-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-requirements-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-semantics-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xquery-use-cases-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt-xquery-serialization-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xslt20-20031112/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-wsdl20-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-wsdl20-patterns-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-xinclude-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-di-atdi-20031106/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-turingtest-20031105/
Working Group Notes
* 10 November 2003: Bound Variables in MathML * 10 November 2003: Structured Types in MathML 2.0 * 10 November 2003: Units in MathML * 7 November 2003: Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
 http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-bvar-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-types-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-mathml-units-20031110/  http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-DOM-Level-3-Events-20031107/
Technical Architecture Group (TAG) Update
The mission of the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) is stewardship of the Web architecture. Per section 1.4 (Technical Architecture Group) of the W3C Process Document, the TAG should send a summary of each of its meetings to the Advisory Committee. The group's home page has information about the TAG. Since the last Newsletter: * Summary of TAG activity from 10 October to 10 November 2003
 http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/organization.html  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/  http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0036.html
Advisory Board (AB) Update
Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. The AB is described in section 1.3 of the W3C Process Document. The AB home page has meeting summaries and more information about the AB. Since the last Newsletter: * Summary of 27 October 2003 AB teleconference
 http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/organization.html#AB  http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/  http://www.w3.org/Member/Board/  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2003OctDec/0034.html
A listing of all acknowledged Submissions to W3C can be found at http://www.w3.org/Submission/.
As per Section 8 (Acknowledgment of a Submission) of the W3C Process Document, acknowledgment of a submission request does not imply that any action will be taken by the Consortium. It does not imply an endorsement by the W3C, the W3C Team, or any of the Members of W3C. It merely records that the submission request has been made by the submitting Member. The specification may not be referred to as "work in process" of the W3C. There were no new Acknowledged Submissions since the last Newsletter.
Since the last Newsletter, no new intellectual property rights (IPR) disclosures were sent to the W3C pate...@w3.org mailing list.
Member and Team Updates
W3C Member Organizations
The Consortium now consists of 380 Member organizations. New Member Orientation information, the full Membership list, and List of Advisory Committee representatives are available at the W3C Member Site.
For changes and questions about W3C Membership, please contact: * In Europe, Africa and the Middle East: Marie-Claire Forgue (mc...@w3.org) * In Japan and Korea: Saeko Takeuchi (sae...@w3.org) * In the Americas, Australia and elsewhere: Alan Kotok (kot...@w3.org)
Please send any changes in W3C Advisory Committee representation to ac-u...@w3.org.
New W3C Members
Please welcome W3C's newest Members:
W3C Team Update
The definitive roster of People of the W3C Team, including contact information, is available online.
The W3C Team is located around the world at sites hosted by the following three organizations: * Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT/LCS) in the United States; * European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) in Europe; * Keio University at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus (Keio/SFC) in Asia.
Please contact Steve Bratt by email at ste...@w3.org regarding any personnel issues.
Accessing Consortium Resources
W3C Member Web Site Access
The Member Site Access System has been created to enable you to access the Member Site from the office or a remote location. Each individual from Member organizations will be assigned a unique username and password after completing the account request form at http://cgi.w3.org/MemberAccess/
Each request is reviewed individually by designated W3C Team members to ensure that the site will only be accessed by authorized users. Usernames and passwords are issued via email by the following (US) business day; there is also a form for changing personal passwords at http://cgi.w3.org/MemberAccess/ChangePassword
Please take this opportunity to apply for a personal account so that you are prepared when critical information is posted on the Member Site.
Access to W3C Member information is a benefit of Membership. Members lose the benefit of privileged access if they distribute their passwords to non-Members or make Member information publicly available. Please, protect your access privilege.
Contact the W3C Webmaster Team at memb...@w3.org with any questions.
Member News Services, Press Release and Media Coverage Archives
W3C publishes its message in several ways. Archives of past Newsletters, NewsWires and press releases, are all available online. We also track the W3C message as it appears in the media; our W3C Media Appearance archive lists over two thousand items to date and is updated weekly.
The Newsletter is a monthly supplement to the W3C Member Web site, distributed over the Web, by email, and even by fax upon request. It is an especially critical channel for reaching W3C Advisory Committee Members with meeting announcements and official business.
The Newsletter should be distributed widely within Member Organizations ONLY.
Using the "W3C Member" Logo
Members of the World Wide Web Consortium are authorized and encouraged to display the "W3C Member" icon on their products, packaging and literature, provided that no implication of endorsement of products by W3C is made. Feel free to use it also on your Web pages, in which case it must be linked to http://www.w3.org/. This is further described on the W3C Logo and Icon Usage page.
Preparing Press Releases With W3C
It is important that any public information relating to the Consortium is accurate and consistent. We require that any press release by Members mentioning the W3C (or the host sites MIT, INRIA and Keio) be authorized by W3C's Communications Team. Press releases (in whole or relevant part) should be addressed by email to w3t...@w3.org . We will endeavor to respond within two working days if not more rapidly.
Submitting Proposals to W3C
W3C Member organizations have the opportunity to formally submit technical proposals, action plans, etc. The required steps are outlined in the current W3C Process. Note that part of the Process states:
Prior to acknowledgment, the Submitter must not, under any circumstances, refer to a document as "submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium" or "under consideration by W3C" or any similar phrase either in public or Member communication. The Submitter must not imply in public or Member communication that W3C is working (with the Submitter) on the material in the Submission request.
A current and complete list of all official Submissions to the W3C is available online at http://www.w3.org/Submission/
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