The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3), founded by Tim Berners-Lee. The consortium is made up of member organizations which maintain full-time staff for the purpose of working together in the development of standards for the World Wide Web.
W3C also engages in education and outreach, develops software and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.W3C tries to enforce compatibility and agreement among industry members in the adoption of new standards defined by the W3C. Incompatible versions of HTML are offered by different vendors, causing inconsistency in how Web pages are displayed. The consortium tries get all those vendors to implement a set of core principles and components which are chosen by the consortium.