- 476 Members as of 9
October 2018 (was 472 in May 2018)
FTE, with a full-time or part-time staff
- New Staff (not including W3C Fellows):
- Adam Powers joined the W3C Strategy team (August 2018)
- Laura Flynn joined as Executive Assistant for W3C CEO and Global Business Development Lead
- Staff left:
- Liam Quin (July 2018)
- Bill McCoy (July 2018)
- Saori Sasaki (September 2018)
- Sam Sugimoto (September 2018)
Technical Reports were published between 8 May to 9 October
(was 13 in May 2018)
- WCAG 2.1
Color Module Level 3
- CSS3 UI
Fonts Module Level 3
Accessibility API Mappings
- 7 Proposed Recommendations (was 17 May 2018)
- 39 Candidate Recommendations (was 31 May 2018)
- 99 Working Drafts (was 127 May 2018)
- 4 Group Notes (was 20 May 2018)
- 9 charters or re-charters approved (Strategy work concluded)
- 8 proposals in Evaluation and Chartering
- 16 work areas tracked in Incubation, many in active Community
- 15 items in early Investigation
- 44 items in preliminary Exploration
Read more about the
Strategy Funnel and contribute on GitHub.
The Strategy Team is considering a number of workshops, on topics
including: Strong Authentication and Identity; PWAs and Beyond: The
Next Generation of Web Apps (Sakura); Web Standardization for Graph
Data; Color on the Web; Advertising; Accessibility Guidelines
Experience and Updates
- 35 Working Groups
active specifications are tracked:
- 196 aiming to become Recommendations
- 9 documents are planned to advance to Candidate Recommendation
in the next 4 months
- 30 documents are planned to advance to Proposed Recommendation
in the next 6 months
- 34 have not been updated in the past 3 years
- 76 were first published more than 5 years ago
- Around 1,300
commits/month were made in the past 6 months in Working
- W3C now automatically flags previous dated versions of technical
reports as outdated,
to ensure readers are aware of the fact that a newer version was
published. We're also working to ensure that search engines point to
the canonical version of documents.
- The W3C Technical Reports
index page has been revamped for easier access and usage. 12
Recommendations have been obsoleted/superseded.
- Testing the Web: web-platform-tests
(WPT) is an effort to build a cross-browser testsuite for the
majority of the web platform
- In the month of September 2018, the project merged 406 pull
requests and received 98 new pull requests, involving 142
authors. 1,608 files have changed.
- Initial support for remote
control interface with its tutorial
W3C Community and Business Groups
- 319 groups (was 307 in May 2018)
- Over 10200 participants (there were over 9700 in May 2018)
- 271 Member organizations (there were 264 in May 2018)
Marketing & Communications
- The W3Cx MOOC training program
started in June 2015.
- Nearly 770K enrollees all over the world (all countries
- Excellent feedback from the students wrt the courses' quality
(and how they help get a job).
- W3Cx launched a "Front-End
Web Developer" (FEWD) professional certificate program (in
April 2017) The program consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on
the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and
W3C is involved in liaisons
and coordination with numerous organizations and SDOs to:
- avoid duplication of work and coordinate our respective agenda
- mitigate different milestones timing, different confidentiality
rules, different IPR, different vision of the Web;
- make sure standards are interoperable;
- ensure that our standards work is officially recognized by
- ensure the global set of Web and Internet standards form a
compatible stack of technologies, at the technical and policy level
(patent regime, fragmentation, use in policy making);
- promote Standards adoption equally by the industry, the public
sector, and the public at large --W3C is a co-signatory of OpenStand.
IEEE, IETF and W3C, pillars of Internet/Web standards, joined to
create a new paradigm for standards.
- We have ARO/PAS
status with ISO;
- WAI WCAG 2 became ISO/IEC 40500 and EN 301549.
- MathML became ISO/IEC 40314 (for Pi).
- Reaffirmation of our ISO/IEC JTC1 Publicly Available
Specification submitter status to, til 2022.
- W3C participates in the ICANN Technical Experts Group and also in
the Auction benefits CCWG.
- We're participating in the EU
MSP and Rolling Plan on Standardization.
- We're tracking incoming and outgoing official liaisons in a Member-visible
- In 2018, active coordination with the European Commission and the
ESOs (European Standardization Organizations, ETSI/CEN/CENElec) led
to the parallel development of WCAG 2.1 and the update to the EN 301
549 on Accessibility for mobile.
- Several new liaisons with vertical fora in areas such as Payments,
Media, WoT, etc;