World Wide Web Consortium

Web standards organization

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World Wide Web Consortium
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AbbreviationW3C
MottoLeading the Web to Its Full Potential
Formation1 October 1994; 25 years ago (1994-10-01)
TypeStandards organization
PurposeDeveloping protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Location
Coordinates42°21′43.4″N 71°05′27.0″W / 42.362056°N 71.090833°W / 42.362056; -71.090833Coordinates: 42°21′43.4″N 71°05′27.0″W / 42.362056°N 71.090833°W / 42.362056; -71.090833
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
446 member organizations[2]
Director
Tim Berners-Lee
Staff
63
Websitewww.w3.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded in 1994 and currently led by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations that maintain full-time staff working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of 21 October 2019[update], W3C had 443 members.[3][2] W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.

  1. ^ "W3C Invites Chinese Web Developers, Industry, Academia to Assume Greater Role in Global Web Innovation". W3.org. 20 January 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Current Members - W3C". World Wide Web Consortium. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ W3C (September 2009). "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) About the Consortium". Retrieved 21 October 2019.

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