We reinterpret algebraic de Rham cohomology for a possibly singular complex variety X as sheaf cohomology in the site of smooth schemes over X with Voevodsky's h-topology. Our results extend to the algebraic de Rham complex as well. Our main technique is to extend Cech cohomology of hypercovers to arbitrary local acyclic fibrations of simplicial presheaves.
Homology, Homotopy and Applications, Vol. 11 (2009), No. 1, pp.115-140.
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