Experts say the next version of the web should be built with a “web-based approach”.
This week’s report from the International Internet Architecture Council, which is co-chaired by the US-based consultancy Axweb, said that it would take around 10 years to fully develop a universal web, using a combination of mobile and web technologies.
The group said it would focus on building a “mobile-first” web platform to deliver web applications and content across multiple platforms, with an emphasis on mobile and tablets.
The new project would focus mainly on delivering mobile-first web solutions for mobile and tablet devices, but could be extended to desktop and virtual reality platforms.
The IAIAC report also called for a “complete rewrite of the internet”.
It said that the Internet is already a global and integrated web, and that the next iteration should be a universal, “internet-based” platform.
“This will be a comprehensive rewrite of how the internet is operated,” said the report, which has been endorsed by the IAI and many other organisations.
“A web that works for all.”
The ICAE said the project should be designed to support the next-generation of Internet-based communications and content.
“We must develop a web that supports a universal approach to the Internet,” said ICAe chairman Tom Schoemaker.
“It is not about the current web and its limitations.
It is about the next one.”
He said that while some existing web services would work well, the next web should also be designed for the next generation of devices.
“The next generation will demand that it is better suited to that future than it is currently,” he said.
The report also said that web standards should be standardized and that all standards-based applications should have a clear set of requirements.
It also called on all countries to “promote an inclusive open standard for web technologies and applications”.
The report, authored by ICAO member and former US President and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, called for the creation of a new UN Internet Forum to coordinate efforts across the globe to promote the future of the Internet.
“Internet innovation is the greatest engine of change we have ever seen, but it will be the greatest equaliser in the world,” it said.
We need a new approach that is global, not global. “
To do that, we need to make sure that the web is a global platform, not a global service.
We need a new approach that is global, not global.
We also need to work to ensure that the Web can be shared globally and widely, rather than globally owned and operated.”
The report was co-authored by IAI President and CEO Tim Berners-Lee, who is also the former chair of the UN Intellectual Property Office.
“I hope the internet will be ubiquitous in the years to come, but its evolution must not be limited to the next few decades,” Berners, who was born in Belgium, said in a statement.
“For the next decade, we will have to continue to innovate and improve upon our current infrastructure.”
The UN is already working on a global internet architecture, which would have a common design for all major internet providers, but the ICAI report said the future web should “look a lot like” the current one.