W3C Benelux Chapter

W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium, which leads the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

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W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium, which leads the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

Since January 1998 CWI had been hosting the regional node for W3C activities in the Netherlands, and from May 2002 also for the W3C activities in Belgium and Luxembourg: the W3C Benelux Office, later 'W3C Benelux Chapter'. The task of this Chapter was to locally disseminate W3C standards and to recruit new member organizations to help W3C achieving its mission. Together with ISOC.nl the W3C Benelux Office organized several masterclasses on new standards with W3C experts over the years. In July 2022, CWI ended its W3C Membership and stopped hosting the local Chapter.

For more information on W3C Membership, developing web standards and W3C activities, see www.w3.org (former Benelux Office website: www.w3c.nl).

CWI was also very active in research on web standards in the past, such as co-developing (X)HTML, XForms, CSS, SMIL, RDFa and work in Digital Publishing. For more information on CWI's role in earlier research on web standards, see http://www.cwi.nl/sharing-knowledge/w3c-standards