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Scott Isaacs is a developer for Microsoft Corporation who is best known for the development of Dynamic HTML (DHTML), which is at the core of what is commonly termed Ajax.

Scott has been at Microsoft since 1993 and has helped define many early technologies. He worked on the first ActiveX Control, helped create the forms package in Microsoft Office, defined many web standards, and is now driving the architecture for Microsoft Gadgets and frameworks driving Windows Live.

As a program manager on the Internet Explorer team in the mid-90's, Scott not only defined DHTML but also created the CSS 2-D positioning specification, many of the form enhancements (e.g., LABEL, FieldSet) helping improve web-based form accessibility and usability, XML Data Islands, and much more. He wrote the original definitive guide to Dynamic HTML, Inside Dynamic HTML, published by Microsoft Press.

Scott is responsible for inventing the Widget architecture (originally called Gadgets) for Windows Live.

Today, Scott continues to drive the client architecture that runs Windows Live and MSN Services. MSN Hotmail, MSN Spaces, Windows Live, etc., all being built around his DHTML-based Gadget/Widget Architecture.

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