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RE: Patent on XML and XSLT together?

From: SHARPE, Ian <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:04:39 +0100
Message-ID: <FA94B04D5981D211B86800A0C9EA2841A34AEA@cames1.sema.co.uk>
To: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Jon,

I saw this on the xml-dev list who raised the same point and kind of
suggested that if it were only posted a few days ealier then a more
acceptable explanation would be an April fool!! The list archives are at
http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ if you are interested.
 Other points raised concerned the fact that the URL specifies the European
(NOT US) central patent database. I'm not up on any of this sort of stuff
but wouldn't like to think that I would have to pay to transform an
inaccessible document into an accessible one in the same way I currnently
use CSS!!

Cheers
Ian

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@spin.ie]
Sent: 16 April 2002 10:57
To: SHARPE, Ian; WAI (E-mail)
Subject: RE: Patent on XML and XSLT together?


> >This was claimed as something Sun is trying to do:
> >
> >http://l2.espacenet.com/dips/viewer?PN=WO0163481&;CY=ep&LG=en&DB=EPD
> >
> >Basically if you chose a stylesheet to transform your xml based 
> on browser
> >type or some (any?) other criteria, you'd be in violation of 
> this patent if
> >it becomes one. Originally seen on the axkit.org "daily churn".

Jeez! Does anyone *not* have prior-art on that.


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