This is such bullshit. A Washington Post article reports that XML was invented by two Microsoft technologists. Simon St. Laurent, author of “XML Elements of Style” and “XML: A Primer, 2nd Edition” sets the record straight on xmlhack. What pisses me off is that this journalist simply believed Ballmer’s claims without doing his research. While Microsoft was involved in the later stages of the development of XML, it is certainly not a “Micrososft invention.” It’s ridiculous mis-reporting like this that makes Microsoft look incredibly stupid. But it’s also Ballmer’s fault for leading the reporter to believe such tripe.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 7, 2000 01:16 PM