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RE: If MS pulls plug-in support, who do I sue

From: Michael Condouris <priority_one@amberdigital.com>
Date: 09 Sep 2003 17:10:41 -0400
To: neo binedell <neoji@mweb.co.za>
Cc: 'W3C Public Web Plugins List' <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1063141841.15274.2.camel@jughead>

If this patent covers that, it may as well cover the cotton gin.  I
can't see how that even comes close to their admittedly broad sketch of
what a plug-in is.  On the other hand, they do seem to be quite ballsy.

On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 16:48, neo binedell wrote:
> So what is the concensus when one opens a 
> flash swf document directly from the server 
> (i.e. not embedded inside a web page)?
> 
> There are no html tags or html documents for
> that matter?
> 
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ::: Quantum materiae materietur 
> ::: marmota monax si marmota 
> ::: monax materiam possit materiari?
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> 
> >Jake,
> 
> >That's my impression also about the '906 patent.  The nut of the patent
> >is that a plugin is run inside of a Web page (AKA, hypermedia document)
> >and it has its own dedicated area of the Web page to show output and
> >interact with a user.
> 
> >Richard
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