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IBM Makes Ajax Play for Open Source Collaboration
06/17/06 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 559 Words

The Dynamic Web Accessibility specification is being developed within the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative. It provides a mechanism for creating rich user interface components on the Web which are fully accessible via the keyboard and when using assistive technologies such as...

Susan B. Shor
Patent Office Deals Blow to Microsoft, Internet Explorer
09/30/05 10:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 523 Words

Some in the Internet community, including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which sets Internet standards, have sided with Microsoft, fearing that redesigning IE would cause a domino effect in which Web sites designed around IE specifications would break.

Microsoft and Eolas are battling...

Jay Lyman
FEMA Forces Explorer Use for Online Claims
09/08/05 9:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 566 Words

Industry observers stressed that such sites should be built to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, which would provide functionality for those using other browsers. In addition, the use of Windows PCs and Explorer have also caused some consternation among relief workers who...

Jay Lyman
Copyright Office Criticized for Browser Bungle
08/25/05 12:40 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 717 Words

The move leaves a significant swath of Web users excluded and triggered objections from a number of technology experts, including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, often considered the father of the Internet . In an open letter to the U.S. Copyright...

Keith Regan
Consortium Promises To Improve Mobile Web Experience
05/12/05 10:45 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 649 Words

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a group of some 350 technologies companies around the world, launched the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI), saying it wanted to make the mobile Web as easy to use as the one accessed by millions of people from desktop computers.


Jennifer LeClaire
Opera Unveils Graphics-Savvy SVG Browser
03/18/05 1:25 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 364 Words

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SVG is an XML-based language for Web graphics developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It enables Web developers to create the next generation of interactive and personalized Web applications in high-quality vector graphics instead of bitmaps, which are most...

Jay Lyman
W3C Boosts Web Services Performance
01/27/05 1:27 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 479 Words

... World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) this week released what it described as three key recommendations, or pre-standard specifications, that will address performance and reliability issues for Web services , the joining of software applications inside and among different organizations' IT architectures. While there has been...

Denis Pombriant
New Business Model Emerging for Enterprise-Software Industry
09/01/04 6:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 898 Words

The Web site for the World Wide Web Consortium describes SOAP as "[A] lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment."

The site also says: "The advent of XML makes it easier for systems in different environments to exchange information. The...

Jay Lyman
IBM, MS, Sun Promote Web Services Specs
08/11/04 12:53 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 448 Words

... Web services specification moved closer to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard status this week as Microsoft , IBM , BEA, SAP and Sun Microsystems submitted the latest version of the WS-Addressing spec. The companies said the spec will allow organizations to build Web services...

Kirk L. Kroeker
Tim Berners-Lee Knighted by Queen Elizabeth
07/16/04 12:58 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 757 Words

... Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was dubbed a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture in London today. The rank of Knight Commander is the second...

Jay Lyman
W3C Publishes Web Services Choreography Language
04/28/04 2:41 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 562 Words

... Web services bringing together an array of different users, applications and services, their interactions must be choreographed, so the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published the first in a series of drafts for the Web Services Choreography Description Language, Version 1.0 (WS-CDL). The consortium,...

Kirk L. Kroeker
Tim Berners-Lee Wins Finnish 'Nobel' Prize
04/15/04 1:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 905 Words

In 1994, he founded the World Wide Web Consortium , a not-for-profit forum that aims to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a gathering of normally fiercely competitive companies and organizations working together for the common good.

"I felt there was...

Gene J. Koprowski
W3C Standards To Usher In Era of Reliable Searching
02/11/04 8:55 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 682 Words

... new standards approved this week by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are poised to provide consumers with content more appropriate for their needs, enabling computers to locate relevant information on the Internet more quickly than was ever possible before. The consortium disclosed Tuesday the...

Jay Lyman
Voice XML 2.0 Nears Final W3C Standard
02/04/04 11:38 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 619 Words

... may already be the de facto voice platform for the Internet , but this week the Voice XML 2.0 specification has moved closer to becoming an official World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard. The W3C, the body responsible for maintaining many of the core standards...

Elizabeth Millard
Microsoft Delays Lawsuit-Related Changes
01/30/04 8:26 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 679 Words

In a letter to the patent and trademark office, World Wide Web consortium director Tim Berners-Lee expressed concerns about the potential effects of the patent.

Berners-Lee wrote that the proposed redesign would affect only a small portion of Microsoft's brower program but would "render...

John P. Mello Jr.
Feds To Take Second Look at Web Crippler Patent
11/13/03 7:07 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 636 Words

That outcry was led by the Big Daddy of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who in a letter to the Patent Office declared, "The practical impact of withholding unrestricted access to the patented technology from use by the...

John P. Mello Jr.
Eolas Attorney Refutes W3C Objections to Web Patent
10/30/03 2:20 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 628 Words

... request to federal regulators by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to invalidate a controversial patent rests on shaky ground, according to an attorney representing the patent holder. That patent for embedding components into Web pages must be revoked to "prevent substantial economic and technical...

Gene J. Koprowski
The Future of Human Knowledge: The Semantic Web
07/28/03 7:32 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 919 Words

Scientists at several computer companies and at some of the world's top universities -- the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , the University of Chicago, Kyoto University and Stanford University -- are independently collaborating on the project, which is led by the World Wide Web Consortium ...

Lisa Gill
How Web Services Will Change E-Business
02/28/03 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1030 Words

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Mark W. Vigoroso
Blind Online Shoppers Deserve Attention
12/21/01 7:32 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 624 Words

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium offers invaluable recommendations for creating content accessible to the blind. Web developers should study these recommendations carefully and be ready to rethink conventions that are commonplace among sighted users.

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