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Editors' Newswire for 21 May, 2003
23:59, 21 May 2003 UTC | XMLhack Editors

A collected summary of items that ran on the xmlhack newswire on 21 May, 2003. release version 3.0 of their web services interface
Now allows users to incorporate shopping cart functionality in their web site.

New Zealand Government requires HTML 4.01 for public sector sites
from Simon St.Laurent at 12:27, 21 May
"The primary format for all content available on government websites must be HTML. The HTML must validate to the HTML 4.01 Transitional specification or earlier HTML specifications. Other formats may be provided to supplement content in HTML. Agencies wishing to adopt XHTML in favour of HTML must seek an exemption from this requirement from the E-government Unit. "

W3C approves royalty free patent policy
"W3C Members who joined in building the Web in its first decade made the business decision that they, and the entire world, would benefit most by contributing to standards that could be implemented ubiquitously, without royalty payments, explained Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director."
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Slides from Tim Berners-Lee's opening keynote at WWW2003
Check out further coverage from WWW2003 Community Coverage.
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ebXML Messaging Service (ebMS) version 2.0 specifications
from Uche Ogbuji at 04:11, 21 May
ebXML Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance (IIC) TC has approved four new specs: ebXML Test Framework Document 1.0, ebXML Messaging 2.0 Basic Interoperability Profile (BIP) Test Suite 1.0, ebXML Deployment Guide Template 1.0 for ebXML Messaging 2.0, and EAN.UCC (European Article Numbering / Uniform Code Council) Deployment Guide 1.0, an instance of the ebXML Messaging Deployment Template

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