Sunday, March 03, 2013

WaSP Project Closing Down

In the past, browsers vendors tends to make up their own standards, creating differentiation among implementations of web standards, such as HTML, CSS, and many others. Web Standards Projects (WaSP) was formed to fix this problem by mitigating an imminent risk of fragmentation that was caused by browser incompatibilities. Later on, its focus shifted to working with the developers of browsers and editors, and to educating web developers.

Since then, this organization has growth and many new members joining this project thus creating a better environments for all of the browsers vendors. The results are clear: less differentiation of browser implementation of the web standards. Modern browsers has now supported most of the basic standards such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, SVG, and many web standards that were standarized by W3C.

They feel that their work is now done and Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality today. Therefore, they are shutting down the project and they recommend people to follow more modern projects.

Thank you for your hard work and making the web is more accessible, open, and universal in this browser wars era.