World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. W3C's goal is for the Web to connect humanity in a way that makes access to knowledge more efficient and equitable.
Founded in 1994 by the inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C has successfully overseen processes of issue raising, design, consensus building and testing resulting in over 335 technical standards that make the Web work. Success stories include HTML5, XML, CSS and Web accessibility guidelines.
The Members and Staff of W3C, and its partners, are creating many more technologies that are designed to enable all Web users, from the elderly to the youngest generations, to share knowledge, expand commerce, and innovate.
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