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Continuous improvement is a vital thing
Continuous improvement is a vital thing

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Have you ever thought about why XMLHTTPRequest has so strange name? here is why, here is a part of a well-known Ilya Grigoric's book:

XMLHTTP changed everything. It put the "D" in DHTML. It allowed us to asynchronously get data from the server and preserve document state on the client… The Outlook Web Access (OWA) team’s desire to build a rich Win32 like application in a browser pushed the technology into IE that allowed AJAX to become a reality.

Despite its name, XHR was never intended to be tied to XML specifically. The XML prefix is a vestige of a decision to ship the first version of what became known as XHR as part of the MSXML library in Internet Explorer 5:

This was the good-old-days when critical features were crammed in just days before a release…I realized that the MSXML library shipped with IE and I had some good contacts over in the XML team who would probably help out—I got in touch with Jean Paoli who was running that team at the time and we pretty quickly struck a deal to ship the thing as part of the MSXML library. Which is the real explanation of where the name XMLHTTP comes from—the thing is mostly about HTTP and doesn’t have any specific tie to XML other than that was the easiest excuse for shipping it so I needed to cram XML into the name.

-- Alex Hopmann The story of XMLHTTP

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Flexbox / Solutions to well-known old problems

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Pretty interesting!

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Unbelievable!
It just keeps getting better, and better, and better... Can't wipe the grin off my face! :)

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