Category:W3C

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W3C,
leading the web to its full potential

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Founded by: Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Owner / CEO: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (owner)
Engine: MediaWiki
Farm topic: Web
Status: Active
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W3C is the acronym for the World Wide Web Consortium; its communities include web developers, implementers, and people who make the W3C specifications. The W3C has a formal track for making standards specifications, or 'specs'. The specs answer a lot of questions, but not all of them.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor and Director [Sir] Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.

In general, the W3C invites the public to edit wiki sites they host. W3C Membership is not required, but you must have an account. Request a Public W3C Account to get started. Note that you must log in with your account in order to edit all wiki sites.

In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (see the original proposal). He coined the term 'World Wide Web', wrote the first World Wide Web server, 'httpd', and the first client program (a browser and editor), 'WorldWideWeb', in October 1990. He wrote the first version of the 'HyperText Markup Language' (HTML), the document formatting language with the capability for hypertext links that became the primary publishing format for the Web. His initial specifications for URIs, HTTP, and HTML were refined and discussed in larger circles as Web technology spread.

In October 1994, Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Computer Science [MIT/LCS] in collaboration with CERN, where the Web originated (see information on the original CERN Server), with support from DARPA and the European Commission. In April 1995, INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique) became the first European W3C host, followed by Keio University of Japan (Shonan Fujisawa Campus) in Asia in 1996. In 2003, ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) took over the role of European W3C Host from INRIA. In 2013, W3C announced Beihang University as the fourth Host.

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