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10 February 1997
First Public Release of Amaya
14 January 1997
W3C issues Recommendation for HTML 3.2
17 December 1996
W3C Issues Recommendation for Cascading Style Sheets - Level 1 (CSS1)
4 December 1996
W3C Symposium, Distributed Authoring: Present and Future
3 December 1996
W3C Issues Recommendation for PICS - Platform for Internet Content Selection
20 November 1996
Web Internationalization and Multilingualism Symposium
24 October 1996
RealTime Multimedia and the Web Workshop
1 October 1996
W3C Issues First Recommendation for PNG
9 September 1996
Keio University Joins MIT and INRIA in hosting the W3C
21 August 1996
Jean-Francois Abramatic Appointed Chairman of W3C