Ian Hickson

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File:Ian Hickson at CSS Working Group Meeting Day Three.jpeg
Hickson in 2006 at a CSS Working Group Meeting

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson is the author and maintainer of the Acid2 and Acid3 tests, and the Web Applications 1.0/HTML 5 specification.[1][2] He is known as a proponent of web standards, and has played a crucial role in the development of specifications such as CSS.[citation needed] Hickson was a co-editor of the CSS 2.1 specification.[3]

Hickson was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and lived there for ten years.[4] He studied physics at the University of Bath in England. Later he was employed at Netscape, and Opera Software; he now works for Google in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a member of the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group.[5]


  1. "HTML5: A vocabulary and associated APIs for HTML and XHTML", W3C Working Draft 22 January 2008
  2. "HTML 5 Hits First Public Working Draft", Sean Michael Kerner, internetnews.com, January 25, 2008
  3. Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 revision 1, W3C W3C Candidate Recommendation 25 February 2004
  4. Hickson's biography on the website of the Web Standards Project
  5. Ian Hickson's resume

External links

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