Update: This just in…
via a recent blog entry from Anne van Kesteren
Hereby my apologies to everyone who had to waste his time by writing a rant, because the Web APIs WG and probably Dean and myself in particular (being the editors) didn’t get the attribution right. This was fixed quite soon after the first draft was released in the editor’s draft of XMLHttpRequest, but you can’t change the published version. Sjoerd just told me we made the frontpage of XML.com with that. Great! The current draft reads: “Special thanks also to the Microsoft employees who first implemented the XMLHttpRequest interface, which was first widely deployed by the Windows Internet Explorer browser.”
So it seems that I can now make some changes to my text to instead read as follows:
It seems that some folks
have a hard time understanding
How to say thank you to someone who has helped them build a better web. From all of us Microsoft, Thanks! :)
How to all recognize that it was you and your incredibly talented and dedicated teams of software developers who both designed, built, and released all of which is commonly refered in “modern” terms as AJAX.
That all they did wasThanks for letting us copy yourwork, without requiring us even to ask. We didn’t mean to come across as if we were taking credit for your work as if it was their our idea in the first place.
t one of them . Thank you . I use your work in pretty much every aspect of my our web development life these days, so I can quite easily state that without your efforts, I couldn’t do what I enjoy most in my life.
Build cool software. :)
Of course there’s LOTS of other stuff that you’ve developed that we all seem to take for granted. The list is long, so for now please know that your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
At least by some of us anyway.
Thanks again :)
[Credit to Dare Obasanjo for bringing this matter to the the attention of his readers.] (
see how easy that is
Update: It’s unfortunate that the world is filled with people who can’t seem to understand the concept of learning about life, and instead preaching to others their opinions as if they are so far beyond what anybody else could possibly understand in regards to just how incredibly brilliant they are, and anybody else is not.
Sorry for the need to turn off the comments, as it seems that some of you might have something of value to add to this overall conversation. Sadly, the current trend of visitors have ruined things for the rest of you… as they usually tend to do.