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Re: [whatwg] Parsing, syntax, and content model feedback

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:27:19 -0800
Message-ID: <c9e12660812282027w24429733xc5d8305fc4bab6ff@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, scampa.giovanni@gmail.com

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 6:29 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Garrett Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Giovanni Campagna
>> <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > XMLHttpRequest was invented by Netscape, now it is a W3C Technical
>> > Report (I don't remember what maturity level). The same with so called
>> > DOM level 0 (now HTML5)
>>
>> No, sorry, that's not true.
>
> XHR was invented by Microsoft. Other than that the statement is true.

No, it is not true. XHR came from Microsoft and was copied in Mozilla
(using a constructor, not a factory). Mozilla-based releases of
Netscape of course *had* the implementation of Mozilla.

>
> In general when posting to the WHATWG list please consider whether your
> statement actually adds anything to the discussion, in particular, whether
> it adds anything of importance to the development of the spec. In this
> case, as far as I can tell it did not make any difference to the spec.
>

If something is  factually false, it ought to be pointed out.

I think the same poster posted that undefined != undefined in another
thread.  If an arguments is to be based on facts, the truthfulness of
those facts weighs heavily in consideration of its validity.

As far as 'adding importance to the development of the spec', I've
done that. Please see the "Misconceptions Documented" thread.

Garrett
Received on Monday, 29 December 2008 04:27:54 GMT

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