The Web Standards Project (WaSP) Shuttered

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The Web Standards Project (WaSP) was co-founded by Glenn Davis, George Olsen, and Jeffrey Zeldman and has been spreading Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible and universal community as well as working towards propagation of World Wide Consortium’s (W3C) gospel.

The primary goal of WaSP was to get browser makers support the open standards established by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The project described itself as a “coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.” Founded at a time when Microsoft and Netscape were battling it out for browser dominance, WaSP aimed to mitigate the risks arising out of this war – an imminent fragmentation that could lead to browser incompatibilities.

Gustafson notes in a post titled Our Work Here is Done, “Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality.”

“While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. And so it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project”, he adds.

Aaron suggests that those who are interested in knowing about the latest in web standards should head on to resources such as HTML5 Doctor, the W3C community, webplatform.org or the Web Standards Sherpa.