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Several companies, including Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) have joined forces to create a “definitive resource” for open web technologies that will act as a single source of relevant information on the subject.
The website, webplatform.com, exists as a Wiki and allows employees from all member companies to contribute, though the funded project has a dedicated team ensuring its maintenance. The site offers space for discussion on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and other web standards, including tips on web development and best practices, TheNextWeb said.
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According to the World Wide Web Consortium, the website will also display the status of a particular technology’s standardization and cross-browser implementation, while users will be able to interact through forums. All documents will be posted under a creative commons license.
“People in the web community — including browser makers, authoring tool makers, and leading-edge developers and designers — have tremendous experience and practical knowledge about the web,” World Wide Web Consortium director Tim Berners-Lee said in a statement. “Web Platform Docs is an ambitious project where all of us who are passionate about the web can share knowledge and help one another.”
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