The W3C is the committee for standardising techniques in the World Wide Web. The member organisation was founded on 1 October 1994 at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA). Founder and chairman is Tim Berners-Lee, who is also considered the inventor of the World Wide Web.
The W3C develops technical specifications and guidelines in a mature, transparent process to achieve maximum consensus on the content of technical protocols, high technical and editorial quality and approval by the W3C itself and its followers.
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