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Re: Official statement from Microsoft concerning CSS, XSL and US Patent No. 5,860,073

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 16:10:58 +0100
Message-ID: <36E92E82.2A24EF68@w3.org>
To: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
CC: WSP <standards@mercury.projectcool.com>, www-style <www-style@w3.org>


Inanis Brooke wrote:

> This information does not answer about CSS, however... For the record, who
> originally submitted CSS in 1994? Wasn't it Hakon Lie?

Not all W3C specifications start as submissions - in fact, many do not.
And some start by taking parts from more than one submission, or from
other publically available specifications.

Yes, Hakon Lie was the person who coined the term Cascading Style
Sheets, for his work on a style sheet language which made many important
advances on the style sheets originally envisaged (but unfortunately not
developed) as part of the Web when TimBL wrote the original Web
proposal.


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Chris
Received on Friday, 12 March 1999 10:13:59 GMT

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