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RE: XMLHttpRequest Level 1- specification history

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:16:45 -0400
To: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005401cf4c09$8b09ddd0$a11d9970$@net>
On Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:56 PM

Ian Hickson wrote

>> 1.  Long after Microsoft had shipped a related implementation, the 
>> XMLHttpRequest <http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest/#xmlhttprequest>
>> object was defined as part of the WHATWG's HTML effort

>This is correct.

>> 2.        The XMLHttpRequest
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest/#xmlhttprequest>  object was 
>> initially defined as part of the WHATWG's HTML effort. (Much later, 
>> Microsoft shipped an implementation.)

>If this was the meaning, you would need a comma after "Long after".

Yes, though if the first reading was intended, the sentence should have had
a verb. As someone who observes a lot of grammar errors in student papers,
it seems that leaving out commas is a lot more likely than leaving out
verbs.

Cheers
David
Received on Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:17:20 UTC

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