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Re: Document copyright, & docstrings

From: <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 08:55:23 -0400
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256696.00468DD9.00@us.ibm.com>
A precedent has been set by the Java API to the DOM, which includes Javadoc
comments based on the spec...

One point to remember: Facts can't be copyrighted, only a particular
representation of those facts. So even if there _was_ a copyright issue --
and I'd be shocked if W3C objected to people quoting the spec to document
an implementation of it! -- this could be trivially worked around by simply
rewriting the description in your own words.

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Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
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Received on Wednesday, 7 October 1998 12:36:59 GMT

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