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Technical Terms and Abbreviations Glossary: W



(abbr., «WWW» = «W3»): The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded in 1994 and currently led by Tim Berners-Lee, the consortium is made up of member organizations that maintain full-time staff working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web. As of 21 October 2019, W3C had 443 members. W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.

This article is based on the article World_Wide_Web_Consortium from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and is licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported (short version). A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.


(abbr.): Wireless Application Protocol: Network protocol for wireless portable computer applications.
The predecessors of the smartphones (feature phones) thus had a slimmed-down Internet. Because the data connection was very slow and this service very expensive, it was also said that the abbreviation WAP stood for «Wait And Pay».

Web Browser

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(abbr.): Wireless Local Area Network (longer abbr.: Wireless LAN). See also at WiFi.


(abbr.): Wireless Fidelity. A transmission standard by IEEE 802.11.

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