Abbreviation for World Wide Web Consortium, the organization that sets standards for the web and HTML. Write out as “World Wide Web Consortium” on first mention.


Use instead of wish or desire. Do not confuse with need. Be sure to use the term that is appropriate to the situation. Need connotes a requirement or obligation; want indicates that the user has a choice of actions.

Microsoft style

If you want to use a laser printer, you need a laser printer driver.

Not Microsoft style

If you wish to format the entire word, double-click it.

Add the controls and functionality that you desire.


In general, do not use, except in the phrase we recommend.


All uses of web as a modifier are lowercase except when following the user interface and in feature ...

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