|(World-Wide Web, body)||World Wide Web Consortium - (W3C) The main standards body for the
World-Wide Web. W3C works with the global community to
establish international standards for client 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).