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The "what" and "how" of W3C

Beijing, China 2009-11-11

Klaus Birkenbihl, W3C


I'm trying to give you an idea of:

The Web

After ~17 years in the wild the Web has changed and still develops in various directions:

Admitted: there might be different views on this

Requirements for the Web

Some general demands in order to make the Web useful and successful:

It started pretty simple

Fairly simple, but most of the topics mentioned before where not yet addressed - except: it scaled!

Broadening the Basis

Even broader ...

The universal Web


 Technology stack, see for more details

We cannot cover all. More on

Web applications

The web today

Cuurent web

Semantic Web

Cuurent web

How do we get there

Web Services

Mobile Web

Voice: the phone on the Web

Privacy and security

The Web live


W3C Structure

W3C Groups

Making Standards at W3C

Outline of the W3C patent policy

Some simple rules - great impact

Outline of the process


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