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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Definition - What does World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) mean?

The World Wide Web Consortium, known as the W3C, is an international community of standards for the World Wide Web (www or w3). It was founded by Tim Berner’s Lee in October 1994. The W3C is working to make the Web accessible to all users all over the world.

W3C is organized as a member organization and is working to standardize the web. It also creates and maintains WWW standards. These W3C standards are called W3C Recommendations.

Techopedia explains World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

W3C was created as a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with support from the United State Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) and the European Commission. W3C’s purpose is to develop open standards so that the Web evolves in a sole direction rather than being split among rival groups. This community decides on how website markup and script should be rendered and written.

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