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WebPlatform Logo.svg
Type of site
OwnerAdobe Systems, Apple Inc., Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera Software, and W3C
URLwww.webplatform.org Edit this at Wikidata
Alexa rank56,119 [1]
LaunchedOctober 8, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-10-08)
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution
Written inPHP

WebPlatform.org (or WebPlatform) was a community-edited documentation website spun off by W3C. It sought to create a vendor-neutral online reference of Web platform standards. The project was a collaboration among Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera Software, and W3C, who were called "stewards" of the WebPlatform project.[1]


WebPlatform.org was an open community of developers building resources for a better web, regardless of brand, browser, or platform. Anyone could contribute to the reference, by collaborating on the wiki documentation pages (WebPlatform Docs), sharing and commenting on the WebPlatform blog posts, and communicating through the IRC channel. WebPlatform Docs used MediaWiki as its platform.[2] The documentation contained sections titled Beginners Guide, General Web Concepts, HTML, CSS, Accessibility, JavaScript, DOM, API & SVG, originally imported from resources maintained by the involved parties.

As of September 2015 it was discontinued, with the notice "The WebPlatform project has been discontinued when the Stewards partnership agreement ended in September 2015. This site has been frozen, and the assets we have created will remain."[citation needed]

New documentation can be found at MDN Web Docs.[3][4][5][6]


The website documented APIs that give developers device and vendor-neutral access to common device aspects, such as:[7][8]

  • location
  • battery
  • filesystem
  • camera
  • microphone
  • screen orientation
  • ambient light

Other documented APIs included:[7][8]

  • real-time communication
  • long-running background processes
  • making HTTP requests
  • playing audio and video

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Web Platform Stewards". Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  2. ^ "Web Platform Docs Debuts with Developer Resources". IEBlog. Microsoft. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  3. ^ MDN Web Docs
  4. ^ "Documenting the Web together".
  5. ^ "Mozilla brings Microsoft, Google, the W3C, Samsung together to create cross-browser documentation on MDN".
  6. ^ "Discontinued? - Issue #2 - webplatform/webplatform.github.io - GitHub".
  7. ^ a b "APIs · WebPlatform Docs". webplatform.github.io. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  8. ^ a b "The Web Platform: Browser technologies". platform.html5.org. Retrieved 2017-12-01.

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