The W3C Offices work with their regional web communities to promote W3C technologies in local languages, broaden the W3C's geographical base and encourage international participation in W3C Activities.
Membership requirements are transparent except for one requirement: An application for membership must be reviewed and approved by the W3C.
In January 2013, Beihang University became the Chinese host.
Sometimes, when a specification becomes too large, it is split into independent modules which can mature at their own pace.
Recommendations can sometimes be implemented incorrectly, partially, or not at all, but many standards define two or more levels of conformance that developers must follow if they wish to label their product as W3C-compliant.