Open Web Platform

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Open Web Platform
Year started 2010
Base standards HTML5, ECMASCRIPT, CSS3, SVG, MathML3
Domain Web 3.0
Abbreviation OWP

The Open Web Platform (OWP) is a collection of Web technologies developed by the World Wide Web Consortium and other Web standardization bodies such as The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group, the Unicode Consortium, the Internet Engineering Task Force, and Ecma International.[1] It is the umbrella term introduced by the World Wide Web Consortium, and in 2011 it was defined as "a platform for innovation, consolidation and cost efficiencies" by W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe.[2]

The Open Web Platform is built on The evergreen Web, where rapid, automatic software updates, vendor co-operation, standardization, and competition take place. Together these strategies have allowed for:

  • The addition of new capabilities to the Web platform
  • Security and privacy risks to be addressed
  • Developers to build interoperable content
  • The web to continue evolving as one cohesive platform[3]

OWP covers Web standards such as HTML5[4], CSS 2.1, CSS3 (including the Selectors, Media Queries, Text, Backgrounds and Borders, Colors, 2D Transformations, 3D Transformations, Transitions, Animations, and Multi-Columns modules), CSS Namespaces, SVG 1.1, MathML 3,[5] WAI-ARIA 1.0, ECMAScript, 2D Context, WebGL, Web Storage, Indexed Database API, Web Components, WebAssembly, Web Workers, WebSocket Protocol/API, Geolocation API, Server-Sent Events, Element Traversal, DOM Level 3 Events, Media Fragments, XMLHttpRequest, Selectors API, CSSOM View Module, Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, File API, RDFa, WOFF, HTTP 1.1 (part 1-7), TLS 1.2, and IRI.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ "100 Specifications for the Open Web Platform and Counting". W3C. 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ Henry S. Thompson (2011-03-28). "The future of applications: W3C TAG perspectives". W3C. 
  3. ^ "The evergreen web". W3C. 2001. 
  4. ^ "HTML5: The jewel in the Open Web Platform". W3C. 2010-10-08. 
  5. ^ "W3C Integrates Math on the Web with MathML 3 Standard". W3C. 2010-10-21. 
  6. ^ "The Next Open Web Platform - Short list". W3C. 2011-01-29. 
  7. ^ "WG Decision to publish HTML Microdata as a WG Note". W3C. 2013-10-02. No one has volunteered to edit the HTML Microdata specification as per the call for volunteers … Therefore, the HTML WG hereby resolves that the HTML WG cannot productively carry this work any further