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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international standards organization for the world wide web where several IndieWeb community members participated actively in the Social Web Working Group, and produced several W3C Recommendations for key IndieWeb building blocks.

W3C Recommendations and Notes

The following W3C Recommendations were developed as IndieWeb building blocks and edited by members of the IndieWeb community as part of the W3C Social Web Working Group:

In addition, the following W3C Notes published in-progress work from the IndieWeb community:

These standards are now evolved in the IndieWeb community:

Social Web Working Group

In 2014, W3C launched the Social Web Working Group, co-chaired by IndieWebCamp participants Tantek Γ‡elik and Evan Prodromou, and IBM representative Arnaud Le Hors. The working group has a wiki at https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg and participation is encouraged.

Spec Development Lifecycle


Workshop on Social Standards

In 2013, W3C organized the Workshop on Social Standards where several IndieWeb community members presented and participated in discussions, and which subsequently drove the creation of the W3C Social Web Working Group.


W3C hosts various resources at permalinks, e.g. http://www.w3.org/Icons/

  • house.gif - icon of a home
  • text.gif - icon of a text note
  • envelope.gif - icon of an envelope for a message
  • rainbow.gif

See Also