Misattribution? (was: Industry Standard's Net 21)

Ka-Ping Yee (ping@lfw.org)
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 02:13:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> A lot of really good prior art existed... at least they could have
> plagiarised something halfway decent instead of implementing, and
> disseminating, something clearly Broken As Designed (BAD) (if I'm not
> mistaken, you're the one who had very early prototypes of stylesheets
> and applet-like functionality right?)

While i pretty much agree with your opinion, i think you have
misattributed something to me here. The only somewhat relevant
things i may claim to have done for the Web are the earliest (to
my knowledge) implementation of easy inline math markup (MINSE)
and of a public third-party annotation mechanism (http://crit.org).
I'm very grateful for your respect, but i definitely deserve no
credit for stylesheet or applet anything.

-- ?!ng

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