W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The World Wide Web Consortium achieves its mission by bringing diverse stake-holders together, under a clear and effective consensus-based process to develop high-quality standards based on contributions from the W3C Members, staff, and the community at large. In this section we present MultilingualWeb which is one of the projects coordinated by the W3C.
The MultilingualWeb project is exploring standards and best practices that support the creation, localization and use of multilingual web-based information. It is coordinated by the W3C In order to build on current internationalization of the Web and move it forward as the importance of ensuring the multilingual viability of the World Wide Web is of paramount importance.