16.4. The World Wide Web Consortium
As I stated earlier, the World Wide Web Consortium is, in most instances, the source of all things Web related. For this reason, I recommend that you occasionally visit its website, www.w3.org, to peruse the home page and see if there is anything new. In fact, this is one of those great spots to determine which skill to learn next. After all, unless we keep our skills current, or even a little more than current, it is quite possible that we could go the way of the dinosauror, at least, the way of the majority of American steel workers.
The World Wide Web Consortium is also one of those websites, like SourceForge, where it is possible to find some free goodies. However, unlike SourceForge, most people think of only documentation when they think of the World Wide Web Consortium. Fortunately, there is much more to the World Wide Web Consortium than a mere collection of HTML pages and PDF files. Many people don't realize that, in addition to the all the documents describing various technologies, there are quite often documents describing support for those various technologiessuch as which web browsers support CSS Level 1, information that can be of some use when shopping for a new web browser.