General Overview of W3C

Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices
Beijing, China, 12 November, 2003

Slides of the presentation held in Beijing, China, on the 12 November, 2003, at the China International Forum for WWW Development, organized by the China Computer Federation and the W3C Hong Kong Office.

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Table of Content:

  1. [Title Page]
  2. Some history
  3. A World Wide Consortium...
  4. Goals of W3C
  5. The Goal of this Talk…
  6. Some Guiding Principles at W3C
  7. Data: XML & XML Toolkit
  8. Usage of the Web has Evolved
  9. Data & People
  10. What Some of Them Do…
  11. Data & People (cont.)
  12. Data & Machines
  13. Data & Machines, Service Based
  14. Data & Machines, Service Based (cont.)
  15. Example: Travel Agency
  16. Data & Machines, Metadata Based
  17. WS/SW: Complementary Technologies
  18. Examples for Potential Synergies
  19. Convergence (at W3C)
  20. The Web is for Everybody!
  21. How do we Achieve This?
  22. Horizontal Activities at W3C
  23. Example: International Text
  24. Example: Adapted Presentation
  25. Results: Cca. 50 Different Technologies!
  26. Work at W3C
  27. The Development Process
  28. We Need New Experts!
  29. Further Information