Testimonials for W3C's Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One

These testimonials are in support of W3C issuance of "Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One" as a W3C Recommendation.

HP is delighted to see the publication of "The Architecture of the World-Wide Web, Volume One" as a W3C Recommendation. We believe that this publication represents a significant step forward in capturing, documenting and building consensus around the principles and good practices that have made the Web what it is today and acts as a spring-board for both Web Services and the Semantic Web. HP is pleased to have been able to contribute through its support of Stuart Williams' active participation as an elected member and Co-chair of W3C's Technical Architecture Group.

-- Jim Bell, Director of Industry Standards, HP

The publication of "Architecture of the World Wide Web" is an important step forward for the industry. This architecture document sets out the principles that will facilitate continued success of the Web as the premier platform for information-sharing and distributed applications. Consistent with IBM's ongoing commitment to open standards for the Web, we are pleased to contribute to the work of the Technical Architecture Group. We congratulate the W3C on their ongoing stewardship of the fundamental Web standards, and particularly on this important publication.

-- Karla Norsworthy, Vice President, Software Standards, IBM

INRIA welcomes the publication of "Architecture of the World Wide Web" as a W3C Recommendation. This important document constitutes the cornerstone of Web technology. By providing a clear statement of the underlying principles of Web architecture, we believe it will promote research and help build the Web of the future on a solid foundation.

-- GĂ©rard Giraudon, Director for Development and Industrial Relations, INRIA

MobileAware welcomes this milestone publication, which outlines how the Web should work and will work into the future. As the Web extends its reach into the mobile space, this publication will be a key guide, and MobileAware will be following the good practice and sensible approach outlined therein. As a developer of solutions for the evolving mobile Web, we are particularly pleased to see the W3C maintain its leading role, and we will continue to support this activity through our work in the Device Independence Working Group. MobileAware congratulates the W3C Technical Architecture Group for a job well done.

-- Dr Rotan Hanrahan, Chief Innovations Architect, MobileAware Ltd.

Sun Microsystems welcomes the approval of Architecture of the World Wide Web as a W3C Recommendation. This document articulates what makes the Web work today and provides a strong foundation for moving forward as Web computing continues to evolve. We believe that core architectural specifications are important in realizing Sun's vision of open, interoperable standards and are plaeased to have been able to contribute to this important work.

-- Ed Julson, Engineering Director of Web Technologies, Sun Microsystems

Top4Office are pleased to see "Architecture of the World Wide Web" become a W3C Recommendation. We feel that this represents an important step forward in the progress of the World Wide Web and look forward to seeing the benefits in the future work of the W3C and all others who make use of this valuable document. We encourage all who are involved in the development of technology and solutions for the Web to take notice of this important development and to implement the sound principles it contains in their future work.

-- Nigel Peck, Webmaster, Top4Office

Volantis welcomes the excellent publication "Architecture of the World Wide Web" as a W3C Recommendation. It brings clarity to the description of the operation of the web as well as defining good practice. This is important for Volantis as we enhance and extend our leading device-independent mobile and multi-channel technology. It is also a key resource for the work of the Device Independence Working Group (DIWG), helping crystalise our thinking about delivering the Web to anyone using any device.

-- Dr. Rhys Lewis, Director of Software Architecture, Volantis Systems Ltd. and Chair, W3C DIWG

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. More than 350 organizations are Members of W3C. To learn more, see the W3C Web site: http://www.w3.org/