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Trip Report WWW2002
3rd conference day
May 10 2002, Honolulu, Hawaii

  1. plenary session
  2. universal access (WAI report, internationalization, QA work)
  3. device independence (voice and multimodal interaction, CC/PP and XForms)
  4. leading the Web to its full potential (integrated W3C technologies in Amaya, town meeting)
  5. closing ceremony
  6. link collection

1. plenary session:

"new foundations for trust and the web" by richard demillo, hewlett-packard, vice president, technology strategy.

"toward a new politics of intellectual properties" by pamela samuelson, university of california at berkley.
the traditional copyrights no longer work because today, everybody has access to copyrighted material and can easily make copies thereof. new copyright laws are needed. pamela encouraged the attendees to watch carefully what is going on in the copyright area. the big content owning companies try hard to introduce new laws and techniques to protect their intellectual properties, to prevent people from having unrestricted access to content or make copies.

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2. universal access:

WAI report:

basic principal: provide alternative content

protocol and formats working group:

guidelines working group:

education and outreach working group:

reference: www.w3.org/WAI/


Q: why stands "I18N" for internationalization ?
A: the word "internationalization" starts with the letter "i", followed by 18 letters, followed by the letter "n"

main goal: making it easy to use W3C technologies world wide with different languages, scripts and cultures.


future work:

reference: www.w3.org/International/

QA work:

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3. device independence:

voice and multimodal interaction:

the Web started as a visual medium with HTML and images. aural style sheets made it possible to style HTML for rendering speech.

voice browser working group:

multimodal interaction:

multimodal working group:

reference: www.w3.org/Voice/Guide


composite capabilities / preferences profile

goal: optimize/customize contents automatically according to the capabilities of the device and/or user.

reference: www.w3.org/Mobile/CCPP/

XForms V1.0:

HTML forms are a huge success and the basis of e-commerce.

reference: www.w3.org/TR/xforms/

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4. leading the Web to its full potential:

integrated W3C technologies in Amaya:

supported technologies: HTTP, HTML, XHTML, (XML in progress), SVG, MathML, CSS, RDF, XPointer, XPath, WAI guidelines, UNICODE for internationalization.


town meeting:

Q: what is the relation between W3C and other standard organization ?
A: there are formal relationships with other organizations, such as IANA, ISO

Q: what is the full potential of the web ?
A: the "things" that were on the list in 1994 (HTML, HTTP) are basically done - at least to some extend - but there are new challenges (semantic web, Voice, accessibility) that are still at the advent, so the W3C is not yet done and there is still a lot to do ...

Q: we need a solution to the micropayment issue !
A: there is not enough pressure or interest from the public, therefore the W3C stopped its activities in that area.

Q: is the W3C involved in the certification of implementation against the W3C specifications ?
A: the W3C does currently not provide validation services, but it tries to provide test suites.

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5. closing ceremony:

the usual awards were presented to best poster, best presentation etc.
the next conference will be held in budapest, hungary, 20-24 may 2003, see www2003.org.

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6. link collection:

  1. WAI: www.w3.org/WAI/
  2. I18N: www.w3.org/International/
  3. VoiceXML: www.w3.org/Voice/Guide
  4. CC/PP: www.w3.org/Mobile/CCPP/
  5. XForms: www.w3.org/TR/xforms/
  6. Amaya: www.w3.org/Amaya/
  7. downloads: dev.w3.org (downloads)
  8. WWW2003: www2003.org

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