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W3C, Openness, Payment

Daniel Dardailler

Director of Intl Relations,
Associate Chairman, W3C

Dave Raggett

W3C Technical Staff

EPASOrg, Nice France, October 17th 2013

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One Web for Everyone

"The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability."

TBL face

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web.

Open Standards: Big Picture

Not just a technical problem.

Governments, Industry and Citizens interact mediated by Interoperability Frameworks

Open Standards Policies

Open Standard Definition

A lot of debates nowadays for a common definition of Open Standards.

W3C recently endorsed with fellow SDOs IEEE and IETF the Open Stand definition, aka The Modern Paradigm for Standards:

  1. Cooperation among all stakeholders
  2. Standardization with Due process, Broad consensus, Transparency, Balance and Openness.
  3. Collective Empowerment based on technical merit, on providing global interoperability, scalability, stability, and resiliency, and on enabling global competition, further innovation, the creation of global communities, thus benefiting humanity.
  4. Availability of technology with reasonnable IPR
  5. Voluntary Adoption


"If we can produce everything I can imagine, we will have failed. The idea is to produce everything other people can imagine". TBL.

W3C Exec Summary

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an International Consortium where Member and External organizations, a full-time technical staff, and the public work together to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing Web standards such as protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.

W3C Process Flow

rectrack schema Based on a transparent and public Process compatible with WTO standard guidelines.

Web Standards

What most people talk about:

Open Web Platform Stack

Accountable to the Global Public

Global Standards as enablers

Substantive work in areas with the particular objective of enabling Universal Access to the Web.

Removing economical barriers

International Relations and Liaisons

W3C and Payment

Early work on Web Payments

"Improved" security for card payments: 3DSecure

"Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode: or, How Not to Design Authentication", Steven J. Murdoch and Ross Anderson, Financial Security and Cryptography, January 2010.‎

Second factor approaches

An increasing variety of payment solutions

The huge variety causes pain for users and developers alike!

Current W3C Initiatives

Emerging themes

Workshop Positioning

Relevant existing and new standards activities

This is just a few of the relevant examples


"Tim, why did you choose www for the Web in 1989 ?"

"I googled it and it wasn't taken"