World Wide Web Consortium definition World-Wide Web, body
(W3C) The main standards body for the World-Wide Web
. W3C works with the global community to establish international standards
and server protocols
that enable on-line commerce and communications on the Internet
. It also produces reference software.
W3C was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) on 25 October 1994. Netscape Communications Corporation
was a founding member. The Consortium is run by MIT LCS and INRIA
, in collaboration with CERN
where the web originated. W3C is funded by industrial members but its products are freely available to all. The director is Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World-Wide Web
at the Center for European Particle Research (CERN).