XML News from Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The W3C Internationalization GEO (Guidelines, Education & Outreach) Working Group has posted the finished version of Internationalization Best Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML & HTML Content. According to the note, "Specifying the language of content is useful for a wide number of applications, from linguistically-sensitive searching to applying language-specific display properties. In some cases the potential applications for language information are still waiting for implementations to catch up, whereas in others, such as detection of language by voice browsers, it is a necessity today. On the other hand, adding markup for language information to content is something that can and should be done today. Without it, it will not be possible to take advantage of any future developments." This advice is summarized in 16 "best practices:

The W3C GRDDL Working Group has posted the second public working draft of GRDDL Use Cases: Scenarios of extracting RDF data from XML. Use cases include:

The W3C Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has posted a new working draft of Implementation Techniques for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. "This document provides non-normative information to authoring tool developers who wish to satisfy the checkpoints of 'Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0' [ATAG20]. It includes suggested techniques, sample strategies in deployed tools, and references to other accessibility resources (such as platform-specific software accessibility guidelines) that provide additional information on how a tool may satisfy each ATAG 2.0 checkpoint."