World Wide Web Consortium

World Wide Web Consortium
Formation1 October 1994 (1994-10-01)
TypeStandards organization
PurposeDeveloping protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°21′43″N 71°05′26″W / 42.36194°N 71.09056°W / 42.36194; -71.09056Coordinates: 42°21′43″N 71°05′26″W / 42.36194°N 71.09056°W / 42.36194; -71.09056
Region served
460 member organizations[2]
Tim Berners-Lee

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded in 1994 and 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 5 March 2023, W3C had 462 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". 20 January 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Current Members - W3C". World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  3. ^ W3C. "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) About the Consortium". Retrieved 21 March 2022.

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