Sunday, March 26, 2006


W3C is an abbeviation of "The World Wide Web Consortium". It was founded October 1994 to lead the world wide web to its full potential.The inventor/director is Tim Berners-Lee. It is an open forum for information and discussion .

W3C developes web standards and guidelines. there have been more than 90 standards developed by engages in education and outreach, developes software its objective is to ensure that fundamental web technologies must be compatible with one another and to allow any hardware and software used to access the Web to work together. W3C refers to this goal as "Web interoperability" By publishing open (non-proprietary) standards for Web languages and protocols, W3C seeks to avoid market fragmentation and thus Web fragmentation.

Organizations located all over the world and involved in many different fields join W3C to participate in a vendor-neutral forum for the creation of Web standards. W3C Members and a dedicated full-time staff of technical experts have earned W3C international recognition for its contributions to the Web. W3C Members (sample testimonials), staff, and Invited Experts work together to design technologies to ensure that the Web will continue to thrive in the future, accommodating the growing diversity of people, hardware, and software.

W3C's global initiatives also include nurturing liaisons with national, regional and international organizations around the globe. These contacts help W3C maintain a culture of global participation in the development of the World Wide Web. W3C coordinates particularly closely with other organizations that are developing standards for the Web or Internet in order to enable clear progress. The document Worldwide Participation in the World Wide Web Consortium summarizes W3C efforts in broading our international impact.
W3C operations are supported by a combination of Member dues, research grants, and other sources of public and private funding. W3C operations are jointly administered by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. W3C also has World Offices in fifteen regions around the world. The W3C Offices work with their regional Web communities to promote W3C technologies in local languages, broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in W3C Activities.

This set of pages also available as a single HTML page for printing; a printable brochure entitled W3C At a Glance(in PDF) is also available.

W3C is chiefly used by students and web developers/designers to validate web pages. Upon validation of these web the user is then entitled to place an logo (pictured below is the logo for XHTML 1.0).

W3C10 logo: Mark Simonson Studio



Blogger ruler of men said...

What is MIT ? you refer to it in your blog.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of huge chunks of "cut n' paste". Can you simplify the W3C a bit more for me.

Do they have acutal control over, so called, standards or just the power to make a recommendation??

What are some of the current major projects they are working on??

1:06 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Did you look anywhere else on the web to compare information?

10:18 PM  
Blogger susiemin said...

once again looks like you out did yourself

11:13 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

if i were to put the W3C validated logo on my site with out checking to see if it can be validated, what are the consequences?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Why have a site that validates web pages when some of the biggest web sites don't even validate eg. Yahoo?

9:26 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I have never heard of W3C before this year, why cant I see the W3C link at major websites, such as microsoft?

7:40 PM  

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