W3C standards

W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium, an international community that 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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Since the mid-1990s, CWI has been heavily involved in web standardization and web related R&D. For instance, CWI researcher Steven Pemberton chaired the XForms Working Group and led the (X)HTML Working Group for many years, and Ivan Herman is the W3C Digital Publishing Activity Lead. CWI researchers have also worked on CSS, SMIL, RDF and many other standards.

Since 1998 CWI has been hosting the regional W3C Office (now: Chapter), the administrative centre of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in the Benelux. The task of the office is to locally disseminate W3C standards and to recruit new member organizations for W3C. Together with ISOC.nl it organized masterclasses on new standards with W3C experts.

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