World Wide Web Consortium. Recommendations for the Web By Charlie Thompson, Jeff Schroeder, and Romney Bake. Introduction. W3C: who is it, where did it come from and what does it do? How does it develop its recommendations? Why do people listen to them?. History of W3C. Tim Burners-Lee.
Recommendations for the Web
By Charlie Thompson, Jeff Schroeder, and Romney Bake
Oxford University, England, 1976
Two years with Plessey Telecommunications Ltd. (transaction systems, message relays, and bar code technology)
1989, World Wide Web
3Com Founders chair @ Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab @ MIT
Author of “Weaving the Web”
Oct 1996 - First W3C Recommendation published is Portable Network Graphics
Dec 1996 - Separating content from structure, CSS Level 1 is published
Dec 1997 - HTML 4.0 adds tables, scripting, style sheets, internationalization, and accessibility features to Web publishing
Aug 2000 - Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.0 enriches Web graphics
May 2003 - W3C adopts royalty-free Patent Policy
Does not describe:
Receive the attention of W3C personnel, yet have no official standing
Notes from a number of sources:
America Online, Inc.
Apple Computer, Inc.
The Boeing Company
British Broadcasting Corporation
Daimler Chrysler Research and Technology
SEMANTIC SYSTEMS, S.A.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Walt Disney Internet Group
Yahoo!, Inc.Here are just a few reasons: