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Two of the biggest Web technology organizations are considering a merger. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which creates Web language standards, and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), which promotes electronic publishing, are considering joining together. The two groups have already been working together closely for several years.

“We share an exciting vision for W3C and IDPF to fully align the publishing industry and core Web technology,” said Tim Berners-Lee, director of the W3C. “This will create a rich media environment for digital publishing that opens up new possibilities for readers, authors and publishers.”

The two groups expect to draft an official Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the merger by January 2017.

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