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free web information
Web address www.w3schools.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Web Development Portal
Registration Required for forum
Owner Refsnes Data
Created by Refsnes Data
Launched 1999
Current status Active

W3Schools is a web developer information website, with tutorials and references relating to web development topics such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, and JQuery.

The site derives its name from the abbreviation for the World Wide Web; W3 is a numeronym of WWW. W3Schools is not affiliated with the W3C.[1]

It is created and owned by Refsnes Data, a Norwegian family-owned software development and consulting company.[2]

The site provides a reference manual covering many aspects of web programming, including technologies such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, SQL etc.

W3schools presents thousands of code examples. By using the online editor provided, readers can edit the examples and execute the code experimentally.

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  1. ^ Re: Problems with w3schools.org
  2. ^ Quotation: "Hege, Ståle and Jan Egil Refsnes". Source: "About Refsnes Data"—copies of the article at: W3Schools (Web Archive) · HowPHP (WebCite). Last checked: 11 May 2010.

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