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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.


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. (News archive)

Richard Ishida Co-Chairs Internationalization & Unicode Conference

13 December 2002: Richard Ishida of the W3C Team has become co-chair of the Internationalization & Unicode Conference. The event (renamed from "Unicode Conference" to more accurately reflect its content) is the premier technical conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization. The W3C Internationalization Activity is pleased to be able to reaffirm in this way its longstanding and beneficial association with the event. The 23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC23) is to be held on 24-26 March 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic. (News archive)

Delivery Context Working Draft Published

13 December 2002: The Device Independence Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of Delivery Context Overview for Device Independence. Delivery context is a term used to describe user preferences and the capabilities of user Web access mechanisms. Read about the W3C Device Independence Activity. (News archive)

XHTML 2.0 Working Draft Published

12 December 2002: The HTML Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of XHTML 2.0. XHTML 2.0 is a relative of the Web's familiar publishing languages, HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1, and is not intended to be backward compatible with them. The draft contains the XHTML 2.0 markup language in modules for creating rich, portable Web-based applications. Comments are welcome. Visit the HTML home page. (News archive)

Amaya 7.1 Released

12 December 2002: Amaya is W3C's Web browser and authoring tool. Version 7.1 is a bug fix release with SVG, MathML, and printing enhancements. Download Amaya binaries for Solaris, Linux, and Windows, and Debian and RPM packages. Source code is available. If you are interested in annotations, visit the Annotea home page. (News archive)

First Amaya Welcome Page Competition

10 December 2002: W3C is pleased to announce the first Welcome Page Competition for Amaya, W3C's editor/browser. Design the start page using W3C technologies such as HTML, XHTML, CSS style sheets, MathML expressions, and SVG drawings. Enter as often as you wish. Deadline for submissions is 3 February 2003. (News archive)

Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema Last Call Published

9 December 2002: The HTML Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of Modularization of XHTML in XML Schema. Comments are welcome through 31 January. The document provides a complete set of XML Schema modules for XHTML, and allows document authors to modify and extend XHTML in a conformant way. Visit the HTML home page. (News archive)

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