W3C : an industrial consortium for the Web interoperability
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols which make its evolution easier and ensure its interoperability. This is an international industrial consortium, headed in common by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), the Keio University in Japan, and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the United-States.Services provided by the Consortium are composed of : constitution and availability of pieces of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users; creation of software allowing to incorporate and to promote standards; setting up of various prototype applications which aim at establishing the use of new technologies. Today the Consortium has more than 500 members. For further information about the Consortium World Wide Web, consult the following address : http://www.w3.org/.