W3C Fact Sheet
October 2020

This report, dated 5 October, 2020, was prepared for the October 2020 Virtual W3C Advisory Committee Meeting (W3C Member link). It accompanies the W3C Strategic Highlights – October 2020. For the previous edition, see the May 2020 fact sheet. Some links may be Member-only.

Membership, Staff

Technical Reports

196 Technical Reports were published between 5 May 2020 and 5 October 2020.


The W3C Strategy function maintains the Strategy Funnel to coordinate among communities developing new work. We explore, investigate, and help incubate that work, evaluate its readiness for the standards-track, and shepherd chartering when ready.

Strategy Funnel tracks new activity:

Read more about the Strategy Funnel and contribute on GitHub.


W3C succeeds only if it actually gets the work done that it is committed to deliver. The W3C Project function focuses on meeting all of the milestones of all of the groups, facilitating the work of Team Contacts, Chairs, and Editors to ensure that the work is moving forward appropriately, and driving the work necessary to achieve operational success.


W3C Community and Business Groups

Marketing & Communications

The W3C Marketing & Communications team handles internal and external communications:

  • Positive communication of who W3C is and what W3C does for the Web overall;
  • Building W3C's influence & improving W3C's reputation;
  • Support of W3C Business Development in recruiting efforts;
  • Support of W3C Working/Interest Groups operations (i.e., Communications execution of the Process Document);
  • Support of W3C Members.

Highlights since the previous report:

Member Relations

The W3C Member Relations function ensures excellent relationships with and participation from our Members. Responsibilities include:

  • Support global Members. Ensure that we are overcoming barriers of time zone, culture, and language;
  • Share W3C information to members;
  • Ensure Member satisfaction and retain existing Members.
  • Listen and learn about Members' business priorities and concerns;
  • Provide input from stakeholders to Strategy Management.

Since the previous report, the following highlights are worthy of consideration:

  • Looking for ways to welcome new participants to groups as well as strengthening onboarding activities for new members who have joined W3C. 
  • Encourage members who are not yet in any group to join the group by introducing activiteis based on the Interest.
  • Developing a tool to remind AC Rep to join a group after WG closed/recharter.
  • A Help-Desk will be opened to receive questions about the W3C adminmistrative.
  • Member Testimonials: 45/429 members


The W3C Systems Team provides and maintains the tools and infrastructure to make the W3C experience easy and the most effective. Its responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of the W3C Website, Blogs and wikis (co-owned with W3C Marketing & Communications);
  • Data security, servers setup and maintenance, backups;
  • Group services and database, accounts management;
  • Mail and mailing lists setup;
  • Maintenance and migration of in-house tools.

Since the previous report, the following highlights are worthy of consideration: