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Re: What a prior art product must do

From: Glenn Randers-Pehrson <glennrp@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 11:27:48 -0400
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> From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com 
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> Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 16:10:21 -0400
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>Hi,
>
>Looking over just claim #1 of the '906 patent, here's my reading what a
>product must do as a minimum to be prior art for the '906 patent:
>
>1.  There must be a browser application that runs on a client computer.
>
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>2.  The browser must display documents which are supplied over
>    a network from a server computer.
>
>3.  The browser must accept a command in a document to
>    display an embedded file which is also supplied by a server.
>
>4.  An external program residing on the client computer is automatically
>    loaded and executed to display the embedded file within a designated
>area of the
>    browser window.
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>5.  The browser must allow a user to interact with the external
>application
>    which is displaying the external.
>
I believe mosaic-0.9 (released in March 1993) did all 5 of those 
things.  It used "helper" applications
to display images, movies, etc. The user could interact with some 
helpers such as "mpeg_play".

Glenn
Received on Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:30:08 UTC

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