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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.

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W3C Hosts Technical Plenary and All-Group Meeting

3 March 2003 - W3C holds its third annual Technical Plenary and All Working Group Meeting from 3-7 March in Cambridge, MA, USA. 30 W3C Working Groups and Interest Groups hold face-to-face meetings. Mid-week, many of the more than 400 participants attend the all day public plenary, by far the largest group in the event's history. If your organization would like to join W3C, please refer to the Membership page. (News archive)

Call for Participation: W3C Teleconference on Collaboration

4 March 2003 - W3C is pleased to announce the first in a series of teleconferences on Web accessibility research. Researchers and practitioners in document collaboration, human-computer interaction, assistive technologies, disability studies, Web accessibility, and related fields are invited. The event is sponsored by the Web Accessibility Initiative's Research and Development Interest Group. The first telecon is tentatively 14 April. Position papers are due 21 March. Please refer to the call for papers. (News archive)

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.2 Working Draft Published

3 March 2003 - The Web Services Description Working Group has released an updated Working Draft of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 1.2. WSDL is a model and an XML format for describing Web services that allows separation of abstract functionality from concrete details. Read about Web Services. (News archive)

W3C Team Talks in March

1 March 2003 - Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events. (News archive)

W3C Co-Sponsors 23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference

26 February 2003 - Registration is open for the 23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference to be held 24-26 March in Prague, Czech Republic, near most major cities in Europe. Come and meet W3C Team members Martin Durst, Richard Ishida, and Chris Lilley who are presenting. The event is the premier technical conference worldwide for software and Web internationalization. Read about Unicode and the W3C Internationalization Activity. (News archive)

CSS3 Text Last Call Working Draft Published

26 February 2003 - The CSS Working Group has released a second Last Call Working Draft of the CSS3 module: Text incorporating all comments from the first Last Call. The group welcomes feedback through 5 March. The document is a set of text formatting properties. Many address international contexts, particularly East Asian and bidirectional text. Visit the CSS home page. (News archive)

DOM Level 3 Core, Load and Save Working Drafts Published

26 February 2003 - The DOM Working Group has released updated Working Drafts of the DOM Level 3 Core and Load and Save specifications. The Document Object Model (DOM) allows programs and scripts to update the content and style of documents dynamically. Comments are welcome. Visit the DOM home page. (News archive)

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