“W3C creates the technical specifications regarded by the Web Community at large as ‘Web standards,’ but to lead the Web to its full potential, it must ensure that its deliverables — W3C Recommendations — are implemented correctly. In 2001, with feedback from its membership, W3C has decided to take a new lead in improving the quality of implementation for W3C technologies. A new Quality Assurance Activity is being launched under the rules of the W3C Process and as a first step we’ve already started gathering and formalizing existing QA efforts for the various languages and protocols we develop.”