A peak in future Web standards

Published in Oct 29, 2021

Twice a year, the World Wide Web Consortium produces a public report. The October 2021 Strategic Highlights features the work of the W3C Community to enhance the Web platform, and innovate for its growth and strength so that the Web remains a tool that has and will continue to accelerate scientific cooperation and discoveries, a way to learn online and grow skills, an instrument to conduct successful business, and much more. Themes of the report include: future Web standards, meeting industry needs, strengthening the core of the Web, Web for all and outreach to the world.

W3C uses a variety of mechanisms to engage community discussion on future Web standards: conversations with the Membership via its 42 working groups and 10 interest groups, liaising with other standards bodies, tracking the activity of thousands of participants in 360 W3C community groups, and hosting W3C Workshops.

Usage of the Web and W3C standards has intensified as the global pandemic continues to weigh on society. The Web has become a key technical infrastructure in a world where travel and physical contacts need to be limited. People use it for e-commerce, home learning, telehealth, conducting business in new ways, entertainment or staying in touch with family and friends.