The 9/11 Commission Report v1.5
Release date: 8/29/04

The 9/11 Commission Report

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

The Commissions Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks. Below you will find the official Government edition of the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

The original 567-page PDF was converted to HTML, and then every page was hand-edited to fix structure and layout, specifically to optimize it for PDA/handheld display. This was a lengthy process, and included running each page through a validator. The resulting document was derived from 100% validated XHTML content.

This version is also "superlinked", meaning that every annotation and footnote is linked to its relative member within the document. Even the original PDF did not contain this level of detail. A new Table of Contents was also added, and a mini-TOC was added to the top of each and every page. Navigation between pages was added to aid in reading the document on handheld devices. Images were also referenced and linked. Many pages of the original PDF were split up into multiple pages for better use on a PDA environment.

I hope you can read and enjoy this work. I spent a lot of time making it as perfect as possible, and tested it on many types of screens. If you find any issues, please report them to me as soon as possible, and I will correct them.

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(Many thanks to Alan Hoyle and Brian Scearce for their help with this version)
  1. Fixed missing ending-quote characters on all chapters and indices.
  2. Removed unnecessary use of — and – entities, replaced with 7-bit equivalents.
  3. Fixed/removed unnecess-ary use of hy-phen charac-ters in words that don't co-ntain them (The original PDF wrapped the lines with hyphens, these have been "unwrapped" now).
  4. Replaced 'word;word' with 'word; word' to be gramatically correct. Same with comma and colon characters splitting word boundaries.
  5. Found and fixed several places where annotations were broken.
  6. Updated the "smashed italics" problem, where italic words were run up against the beginning of follow-on words. Also fixed the overpadding of italic words.
  7. Replaced the use of id attributes with name attributes for the braindead viewers who don't handle properly-compliant HTML. (TomeRaider, TealDoc, iSilo, Adobe Acrobat)
  1. Removed quote entities from HTML output, reduced aggregate document size by ~10%.
  2. Replaced the incorrect grammar with periods and end-of-sentence semantics (previously was "...end of a sentence.Begin another").
  3. Fixed broken annotations, which were incorrectly listed as <sub>Xx</sub> instead of <sup>Xx</sup>.
  4. Unwrapped long lines in upstream XHTML for easier management of the content.
  5. Added keywords for better indexing (for those search engines which support it).
  6. Restructured the entry and introduction page.
  7. Cleaned up the incorrect use and grammar of the ellipsis (there was no trailing space after its use).
  8. Renamed each upstream page in the XHTML to follow a proper logical procession from the previous and next pages.
  9. Corrected incorrect balancing of <i> (italics) tags.
  10. Added missing &amp; entities in the Notes pages.
  11. Corrected language encoding to meet UTF-8 instead of the default iso-8859-1 encoding.
  1. Converted all 567 pages to HTML by hand, including indenting the content and properly nesting all tags and attributes
  2. Validated every page in the document and corrected as necessary to meet w3c guidelines.
  3. First version of the 9/11 Commission Report released in Plucker format.
  4. Announced release on the Plucker website, PalmGear, MemoWare, and Usenet newsgroups.

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