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W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium (also seen as WWWC)
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The University of Southampton has played an active role in the Web community since 1994 and has been a member of the W3C since 1998, promoting new futures of the Web through W3C community groups including the Web Observatory, Annotations and Web of Things.
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) (W3C, RDF Syntax, & Model Recommendation, 1999; W3C RDF Vocabulary Description Language, 2003) uses triples to makes assertions that particular things (people, Web pages, or whatever) have properties (such as "is a sister of," "is the author of") with certain values (another person, another Web page).
Thousands of hours have gone into the development of this policy, including participation of W3C Members and invited experts from the Open Source/Free Software community.
Because of inherent limitations of DTDs, there is great interest in a more effective technique called "XML Schemas", another W3C standard, which defines the specific markup that is valid within an XML document.
A W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is stable, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who are in favor of supporting its adoption by academic, industry, and research communities.
He is the first director of W3C and has established W3C as a major reference source for specifications and implementations of Web tech
We want to see that the Web evolves in an organized fashion," says Albert Vezza, founding chairman of the W3C and associate director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.
W3C Members who joined in building the Web'in its first decade made the business decision that they, and the entire world, would benefit most by contributing to standards that could be implemented ubiquitously, without royalty payments.