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RE: forwarded message from Paul Brazelton

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 10:01:44 -0800
Message-ID: <C35556591D34D111BB5600805F1961B90C3114C6@RED-MSG-47>
To: (wrong string) åkon Wium Lie <howcome@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Daniel Glazman [mailto:Daniel.Glazman@der.edf.fr] wrote:
>I have asked twice to Thomas Reardon, Microsoft representative at W3C, to
>tell us if MS has an equivalent patent in another country. I obtained
>no answer at all. My messages had a Cc to MS lawyer, she did not answer

I will follow up and see; I do not believe Microsoft has any equivalent
patents in any other countries, and I am sufficiently ignorant of patent law
to know what the precise applicability of a U.S. patent is outside the U.S.

>It seems that Microsoft CSS algo forgot to implement
>'background-color : transparent' :-( Really a shame.

I'm not sure what that statement is doing in the middle of this discussion,
but it is in fact false.  IE DOES implement "background-color: transparent".
If you send CSS problems you encounter to me, I will investigate and make
sure real bugs are entered in our database; that is, after all, my job.

-Chris Wilson
Received on Friday, 12 March 1999 13:01:56 UTC

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