Guess I’m not the only one who was baffled by the new W3C XMLHTTPRequest spec credits.
From Dare Obasanjo:
Interesting. A W3C specification that documents a proprietary Microsoft API which not only does not include a Microsoft employee as a spec author but doesn’t even reference any of the IXMLHttpRequest documentation on MSDN.
I’m sure there’s a lesson in there somewhere. 😉
And then finally from Anne van Kesteren (one of the spec’s authors):
Hereby my apologies to everyone who had to waste his time by writing a rant… 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.”