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W3C Introduction

What is the W3C?

  • W3C refers to the World Wide Web Consortium (World Wide Web Consortium)
  • W3C was founded in October 1994
  • W3C was created by Tim Berners-Lee
  • W3C is a membership organization
  • W3C is working to standardize the web
  • W3C creates and maintains WWW Standards
  • W3C Standards are called W3C Recommendation (W3C specification)

W3C is how to create?

WWW (World Wide Web) as a project of the European Organization for Nuclear Research of developed, which where Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web prototype.

Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the World Wide Web - is now the director of the World Wide Web Consortium.

Objective W3C was created in 1994, in order to complete the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to work (CERN) between the European laboratory for particle physics, and by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the European Commission (European Commission) for their support.

Standardized web

W3C is committed to implement all the users can be used (regardless of their educational background, ability and financial resources as well as its physical disabilities) on web.

At the same time work with other W3C standards organizations, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (Internet Engineering Task Force), Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and the Unicode Consortium (Unicode Consortium).

W3C by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL), France-based European Information Mathematics Research Alliance (ERCIM) and Japan's Keio University (Keio University) joint operation, and has worldwide branch office.

W3C Members

Because Web is so important (both in its scope and in investment), so that should not be by any of a single organization to control its future, so the role played by a W3C Member organizations:

Some well-known members include:

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • America Online
  • Apple
  • Adobe
  • Macromedia
  • Sun Microsystems

W3C Members include: software developers, content providers, corporate users, telecommunications companies, research institutions, research laboratories, standards bodies and government.

W3C Recommendations

W3C's most important work is the development of Web specifications (called recommendation, Recommendations), these specifications describe a Web communication protocols (like HTML and XHTML) and other building blocks.

Each development is recommended by W3C Working Group members and invited experts to complete. Funds from the Working Group of companies and other organizations, and will create a working draft, and finally a Proposed Recommendation. Generally, in order to obtain formal approval recommendation will be submitted to the W3C membership and director.

The next section, we will explain specification approval process.