January 27, 2022

Web Standards: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Makes its Data Available Through Web API

From a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Blog Post and Github Web Page:

In response to demand from developers in our community wanting to interact with W3C’s data, we have developed an API. Through it we are making available public data on Specifications, Groups, Organizations and Users.

We are providing a JSON format initially with alternate formats in the works and we will be expanding what information we expose over time. For more information please see the project page on Github.

The W3C API is documented at https://w3c.github.io/w3c-api/ and the details about the different endpoints are available at https://api.w3.org/doc

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.