"Dive into HTML5" is Back Online!
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If you didn't hear already about why these much-beloved sites were down, it was because Mark Pilgrim has taken a break from internet life. It was Mark himself who took down the content, and people actually called the police wondering if he was in trouble. It's not the first time he's done it either. There's no certainty as to whether or not he'll return to cyberspace, but for now, some of his greatest achievements are back online for the benefit of the web community. It really shows how important one person can be to the web community when you take away what they've contributed.
For the resurrection of Dive into HTML5, you can thank these fine developers.
Update: HTML5 Doctor is also doing a mirror of Dive into HTML5 and has a list of all the other mirrors that have been created so far.