WWW6: status report from the W3C user interface domain
user interface domain: connecting people with computers:
the user interface domain presented during the last 12 month the following
- PNG (Portable Network Graphics): released on 7-oct-1996,
it describes a portable, well-compressed, patient free replacement for the GIF
- CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) V1.0: released on
17-dec-1996, provides a means to separate contents from presentation.
- HTML V3.2: released on 14-jan-1997, the long awaited
successor of HTML V2.0
there are three working groups (WG) within the user interface domain, which
are currently working on the following issues:
- HyperText Markup Language (HTML): richness versus
simplicity, accessibility and platform independence
- Cascading Style Sheets and Formatting Properties (CSS & FP):
CSS V2.0 and other means of formatting
- Document Object Model (DOM): define an API for
applications to manipulate the structure, presentation and contents of a
document (already implemented in MSIE V4.0)
further activities include fonts (currently part of the CSS & FP WG) and
internationalization (mixed languages, large character sets, layout, handling of
undisplayable characters, language negotiation).
the user interface domain provides Amaya as a sample code.
Amaya is a browser and an editing tool and is available for various UNIX
systems. also, the source code is available freely for testing and
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