Those developers who want to come up with new Internet standards now have a forum to help them do so. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) wants to make it easier for developers and others to define Web standards. Currently this is done by creating the standard and then presenting it through a W3C working group. Web standards are commonly used by professional designers to plan projects.
W3C now wants to launch developer community groups that will give them coaching and the W3C infrastructure to create standards that could eventually be used across the entire Web.
The consortium believes this could eliminate the groups that create their own individual standards that are not compatible with each other. W3C wants standards to be royalty free. Right now the W3C is working on standards for HTML5, device APIs, privacy and security standards, and more.
Do you have any ideas you would like to run by W3C for Internet standards? Now’s the time.