The Web must evolve at a pace unrivaled in other industries:
almost no time is required to turn a bright idea into a new
product or service and make it available on the Web to the entire
With an audience of millions applying W3C specifications and
providing feedback, W3C concentrates its efforts on three
- Vision: W3C promotes and develops its vision of the
future of the World Wide Web. Contributions from several hundred
dedicated researchers and engineers, and from the entire Web
community enable W3C to identify the technical requirements that
must be satisfied if the Web is to be a truly universal
- Design: W3C designs Web technologies to realize this
vision, taking into account existing technologies as well as
those of the future.
- Standardization: W3C contributes to efforts to
standardize Web technologies by producing specifications (called
"Recommendations") that describe the building blocks of the Web.
W3C makes these Recommendations freely available to all.