This is a snapshot of an early working draft and has therefore been superseded by the HTML standard.

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HTML 5

Call For Comments — 27 October 2007

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Aankhen, Aaron Boodman, Aaron Leventhal, Adam Roben, Adrian Sutton, Agustín Fernández, Alexey Feldgendler, Andrew Gove, Andrew Sidwell, Anne van Kesteren, Anthony Hickson, Antti Koivisto, Asbjørn Ulsberg, Ben Godfrey, Ben Meadowcroft, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Bert Bos, Billy Wong, Bjoern Hoehrmann, Boris Zbarsky, Brad Fults, Brad Neuberg, Brady Eidson, Brendan Eich, Brett Wilson, Brian Campbell, Carlos Perelló Marín, Chao Cai, 윤석찬 (Channy Yun), Charl van Niekerk, Charles Iliya Krempeaux, Charles McCathieNevile, Christian Biesinger, Christian Johansen, Chriswa, Daniel Peng, Daniel Spång, Darin Alder, Darin Fisher, Dave Singer, Dave Townsend, David Baron, David Flanagan, David Håsäther, David Hyatt, Derek Featherstone, Dimitri Glazkov, dolphinling, Doron Rosenberg, Eira Monstad, Elliotte Harold, Erik Arvidsson, Evan Martin, fantasai, Franck 'Shift' Quélain, Geoffrey Sneddon, Håkon Wium Lie, Henri Sivonen, Henrik Lied, Ignacio Javier, Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves, J. King, James Graham, James M Snell, James Perrett, Jan-Klaas Kollhof, Jasper Bryant-Greene, Jeff Cutsinger, Jeff Walden, Jens Bannmann, Jeroen van der Meer, Joel Spolsky, John Boyer, John Bussjaeger, John Harding, Johnny Stenback, Jon Perlow, Jonathan Worent, Jorgen Horstink, Josh Levenberg, Joshua Randall, Jukka K. Korpela, Kai Hendry, Kornel Lesinski, 黒澤剛志 (KUROSAWA Takeshi), Kristof Zelechovski, Lachlan Hunt, Larry Page, Lars Gunther, Laurens Holst, Lenny Domnitser, Léonard Bouchet, Leons Petrazickis, Logan, Loune, Maciej Stachowiak, Malcolm Rowe, Mark Nottingham, Mark Rowe, Mark Schenk, Martijn Wargers, Martin Atkins, Martin Honnen, Mathieu Henri, Matthew Mastracci, Matthew Raymond, Matthew Thomas, Mattias Waldau, Max Romantschuk, Michael 'Ratt' Iannarelli, Michael A. Nachbaur, Michael A. Puls II, Michael Gratton, Michael Powers, Michel Fortin, Mihai Şucan, Mike Brown, Mike Dierken, Mike Dixon, Mike Schinkel, Mike Shaver, Mikko Rantalainen, Neil Deakin, Olav Junker Kjær, Peter Kasting, Philip Taylor, Rajas Moonka, Ralph Giles, Rimantas Liubertas, Robert O'Callahan, Robert Sayre, Roman Ivanov, S. Mike Dierken, Sam Ruby, Sam Weinig, Scott Hess, Sean Knapp, Shaun Inman, Silvia Pfeiffer, Simon Pieters, Stefan Haustein, Stephen Ma, Steve Runyon, Steven Garrity, Stewart Brodie, Stuart Parmenter, Tantek Çelik, Thomas Broyer, Thomas O'Connor, Tim Altman, Vladimir Vukićević, Wakaba, William Swanson, Øistein E. Andersen, and everyone on the WHATWG mailing list for their useful and substantial comments.

Special thanks to Richard Williamson for creating the first implementation of canvas in Safari, from which the canvas feature was designed.

Special thanks also to the Microsoft employees who first implemented the event-based drag-and-drop mechanism, contenteditable, and other features first widely deployed by the Windows Internet Explorer browser.

Special thanks and $10,000 to David Hyatt who came up with a broken implementation of the adoption agency algorithm that the editor had to reverse engineer and fix before using it in the parsing section.

Thanks also the Microsoft blogging community for some ideas, to the attendees of the W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents for inspiration, and to the #mrt crew, the #mrt.no crew, and the cabal for their ideas and support.