The Web Standards Project (WaSP) was a group of professional web developers dedicated to disseminating and encouraging the use of the web standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium, along with other groups and standards bodies.

Quick facts: Type, Industry, Founded, Founder, Defunct...
Web Standards Project
IndustryInformation technology
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
FounderGeorge Olsen
Defunct2013 (2013)
Key people
Jeffrey Zeldman, Tim Bray, Glenn Davis, Steven Champeon, Eric Meyer, Tantek Çelik, Matt Mullenweg, Molly Holzschlag, Simon Willison,[1] Dave Shea, Christopher Schmitt

Founded in 1998, The Web Standards Project campaigned for standards that reduced the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any document published on the Web. WaSP worked with browser companies, authoring tool makers, and peers to encourage them to use these standards, since they "are carefully designed to deliver the greatest benefits to the greatest number of web users".[2] The group disbanded in 2013.

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