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RE: Patent on XML and XSLT together?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:23:43 +0100
To: "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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!!

Haha. You don't know that Microsoft successfully applied for the US patent
on CSS then? (It was one of the most bizarre patents ever granted).

On the other hand depending on how "stylesheet" was defined wrt a prior art
claim your use of CSS in that way could count as prior art as the concept
Sun are seeking a patent on requires a series of documents, one of which is
selected to alter another document - wether that XSLT on XML or CSS on HTML
is arguably just an implementation detail.
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2002 06:18:30 UTC

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