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Re: Microsoft Style Sheet Patent

From: Robin Bailey <robin.bailey@analysys.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:19:26 +0000
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19990126121926.008d239c@bluetit>
To: www-talk@w3.org
At 15:26 25-01-99 -0500, you wrote:
>Business as usual?:
>
>
> US5860073: Style sheets for publishing system
...
> Applicant(s):
> Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
>
>Issued/Filed Dates:
> Jan. 12, 1999 / July 17, 1995

If I read this correctly, doesn't it mean that MS have now been issued with
a patent which they filed for in 95, when it was probably thought of as a
document/spreadsheet concept, rather than the cascading stylesheet (HTML)
concept which has developed since then?

Robin Bailey
Cambridge UK
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 07:21:11 GMT

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