The mission of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. The W3C Process Document describes the constituent organizations of the W3C and the processes related to the responsibilities and functions they exercise to enable W3C to accomplish its mission. This document does not describe the internal workings of the Team or W3C's public communication mechanisms.
For more information about the W3C mission and the history of W3C, please refer to "About W3C" [PUB15].
This is the 8 February 2001 version of the W3C Process Document. It replaces the 11 November 1999 version as the operative Process Document. This version incorporates changes based on Last Call and Proposed Process Document reviews by the Advisory Committee, as well as comments from the Team and the W3C Advisory Board. This document was produced by the W3C Advisory Board.
The list of changes to the public Process Document is available on the Web.
Additional Member-only information about the Process Document (issues lists, Member-only drafts, changes to Member-only drafts, etc.) is available from the Process Plan page. General information about W3C is available on the Web, including information about becoming a W3C Member.
Please send review comments about this document to firstname.lastname@example.org (Member-only archive).