On the World Wide Web Consortium…

26 01 2011

Often spoken about, but never really understood — sort of like an ephemeral “computer illuminati” of sorts — the W3C is, indeed, your go-to source for the latest trends & developments in HTML & CSS coding.

No developer worth his/her weight would ever dream of not participating/consulting in the W3C!

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded by Tim Berners-Lee after he left the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in October, 1994. It was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT/LCS) with support from the European Commission and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which had pioneered the Internet (unfortunately, though, the DARPA did not contain Al Gore!).

W3C was created to ensure compatibility and agreement among industry members in the adoption of new standards. Prior to its creation, incompatible versions of HTML were offered by different vendors, increasing the potential for inconsistency between web pages. The consortium was created to get all those vendors to agree on a set of core principles and components which would be supported by everyone.

The domain w3.org attracted at least 11 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study.

The Consortium is governed by its membership, which in August 2009 comprised 322 organizations. The list of members is available to the public. Members include businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, governmental entities, and individuals.

W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.

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