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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news, links to W3C technologies and ways to get involved. New visitors can find help in Finding Your Way at W3C. We encourage you to learn more about W3C.


W3C Co-Hosts XML 2002

4 December 2002: W3C is pleased to co-host XML 2002 to be held 8-13 December in Baltimore, MD, USA. Chris Lilley participates in a Town Hall panel on the W3C Technical Architecture Group on 10 December. Philippe Le Hégaret presents W3C Update on 11 December and DOM Level 3 on 12 December. Daniel Weitzner and Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, will attend. (News archive)

EARL 1.0 Working Draft Published

6 December 2002: The Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL) 1.0. The specification explains how to use EARL, a general-purpose language for expressing test results, and defines a basic vocabulary. Feedback is welcome. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative. (News archive)

W3C Announces Home Page Redesign

5 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce a home page redesign and accompanying FAQ. Written for newer, standards-compliant user agents in XHTML 1.0 strict, the design features table-less columns and more navigation for accessibility, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout. W3C welcomes your comments. (News archive)

Multimodal Interaction Use Cases Published

5 December 2002: The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has released Multimodal Interaction Use Cases as a W3C Note. Airline reservations, driving directions, and name dialing from mobile terminals are analyzed. They highlight device requirements, event handling, network dependencies, and user interaction. Read about the Multimodal Interaction Activity. (News archive)

Amaya 7.0 Released

3 December 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. New features in version 7.0 include user interface enhancements, migration to the Raptor parser, and improved support for XML, SVG, and CSS. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. Source code is available. If you are interested in annotations, visit the Annotea home page. (News archive)

Speech Synthesis Markup Language Last Call Published

2 December 2002: The Voice Browser Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of the Speech Synthesis Markup Language Version 1.0. Comments are welcome through 15 January 2003. With this XML-based language, content authors can generate synthetic speech on the Web, controlling pronunciation, volume, pitch, and rate. Read about the Voice Browser Activity. (News archive)

W3C Team Talks in December

2 December 2002: On 3 December, Hugo Haas presents at Iliatech Club Day on Web Services at INRIA Rocquencourt, Le Chesnay, France, and Charles McCathieNevile presents at LexiPraxi (in French) at the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie in Paris, France. On 5 December, Kazuhiro Kitagawa gives a keynote at Internet World Asia in Tokyo, Japan. Several Team members attend XML 2002 in Baltimore, MD, USA held 8-13 December. Daniel Dardailler presents at Internet: un diritto per tutti (in Italian) in Venice, Italy on 16 December. Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events. (News archive)

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