Web Authoring Topic 28 –W3C Standards & Guidelines
ObjectivesStudents should able to:1. Describe the function of W3C.2. State the value of creating standards at W3C.
W3C Standards and GuidelinesW3Cs primary activity is to developingprotocols and guidelines that ensurelong-term growth for the Web.W3Cs standards define key parts of whatmakes the World Wide Web work.Most W3C work revolves around thestandardization of Web technologies.
W3C MissionThe W3C mission is to lead the WorldWide Web to its full potential bydeveloping protocols and guidelines thatensure the long-term growth of the Web.
Web for AllThe social value of the Web is that itenables human communication,commerce, and opportunities to shareknowledge.
Web for AllThe number of different kinds of devicesthat can access the Web has grownimmensely.Mobile phones, smart phones, personaldigital assistants, interactive televisionsystems, kiosks, etc. can all access theWeb.
W3C VisionW3Cs vision for the Web involvesparticipation, sharing knowledge, andthereby building trust on a global scale.
Web for Rich InteractionThe Web was invented as acommunications tool intended to allowanyone, anywhere to share information.Blogs and wikis brought more authors tothe Web, and social networking emergedfrom the flourishing market for contentand personalized Web experiences.
Web of Data and ServicesSome people view the Web as a giantrepository of linked data while others asa giant set of services that exchangemessages. The two views arecomplementary, and which to use oftendepends on the application.
Web of TrustThe Web has transformed the way wecommunicate with each other.People now "meet on the Web" and carryout commercial and personalrelationships.
Standards-Based DesignBelow are listed some resources thatdiscuss standards-based Web design:- Web Site Quality, a list of articles fromthe W3C Quality Assurance Activity- Buy standards compliant Web sites,W3C Quality Assurance Activity- Resources from the Open WebEducation Alliance (OWEA)