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Past News

Judy Brewer Wins Susan G. Hadden Award

21 February 2003

Judy Brewer received the Susan G. Hadden Pioneer Award "for pioneering efforts in telecommunications and consumer access" from the Alliance for Public Technology (APT) in Washington, DC, USA. The award recognizes those who continue Hadden's legacy of ensuring equitable access to technology as a democratizing principle. Read about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. (News archive)

DOM Level 3 Events Working Draft Published

21 February 2003

The Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group has released a Working Draft of the DOM Level 3 Events specification. Comments are welcome. Language and platform neutral, the system allows registration of event handlers, describes event flow through a tree structure, and provides context for each event. Read about the DOM Activity. (News archive)

VoiceXML 2.0 Candidate Recommendation Revised

20 February 2003

Making a correction to the schemas, the Voice Browser Working Group has released a revised Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) Version 2.0 Candidate Recommendation. Comments are welcome through 10 April. VoiceXML uses XML to bring speech, touch-tone input, digitized audio, recording, telephony, and computer-human conversations to the Web. Visit the Voice Browser home page. ( News archive)

XML Protocol Abstract Model Working Draft Published

20 February 2003

The XML Protocol Working Group has released a final Working Draft of the XML Protocol Abstract Model. First published in 2001, the document was an evaluation and reasoning tool used to craft SOAP Version 1.2. The Working Group believes the model has served its purpose and plans no further work on it. Visit the Web Services home page. (News archive)

SVG Printing Requirements Published

19 February 2003

The SVG Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of SVG Printing Requirements. The draft describes usage scenarios, feature sets, design principles and requirements for a print-specific version of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) called SVG Print. Comments are welcome. Visit the SVG home page. (News archive)

OWL Test Cases Working Draft Published

18 February 2003

The Web Ontology Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of Web Ontology Language (OWL) Test Cases. Designed for OWL developers, the draft is a companion to the OWL language definition. OWL is used to publish and share sets of terms called ontologies, providing advanced Web search, software agents and knowledge management. Read about the Semantic Web Activity. (News archive)

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