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Re: Patent on XML and XSLT together?


us patent xslt
Don't you think it was just published a couple of days too early by 
mistake? It just have to be an April fools joke.

Didier PH Martin wrote:

> Hi David:
> 
> David said:
> 
>>This was claimed as something Sun is trying to do:
>>
>>http://l2.espacenet.com/dips/viewer?PN=WO0163481&;CY=ep&LG=en&DB=EPD
>>
>>Basically if you chose a stylesheet to transform your xml based on browser
>>type or some (any?) other criteria, you'd be in violation of this patent
>>
> if
> 
>>it becomes one. Originally seen on the axkit.org "daily churn".
>>
> 
> Didier replies:
> Gee. In this case it is obviously a waste of money from Sun to apply for a
> patent since several systems published since 1999 or 2000 already do that.
> If the US patent office grants a patent for this "Sun's invention", my next
> step is to apply for a US patent about the respiratory system and charge a
> license fee to everyone using "my invention" :-)), :-)) !!!! Maybe we should
> suggest to Sun to obtain a patent for XML-Dev and the US congress since they
> invented the world :-)) :-))!!!
> 
> cheers
> Didier PH Martin
> 
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