RE: StAX XMLStreamWriter Oddities
Oops. I left out the word 'application'. I agree about SIR. Whether or not it was a 'defensive' application, I don't see anything novel and unique about StAX and its implementations. Also, I am dismayed that at least some of the people who helped design StAX haven't been informed of the existence of this patent application. Aside from the patent, I can't help but notice some sloppiness in the API like inconsistent method names which is, thankfully, just annoying rather than encouraging mistakes like scrambled of parameter order does. In XMLStreamReader: getNamespaceURI() // returns URI getAttributeNamespace() // returns URI In XMLStreamWriter: setDefaultNamespace() // accepts URI writeDefaultNamespace() // accepts URI writeNamespace() // accepts prefix and URI Now I wish I had reviewed StAX in more detail before it was finalized. Best, Don Park http://www.docuverse.com/ http://www.docuverse.com/blog/donpark/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Bob Wyman [mailto:bob@w...] > Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2003 12:01 PM > To: 'Don Park'; 'Xml-Dev' > Subject: RE: StAX XMLStreamWriter Oddities > > Don Park wrote: > >Also, I noticed that there is a patent filed on StAX by the StAX spec > lead: > > It's not a patent, just a patent application. These days, it > is becoming fairly common practice to file applications on just about > everything you do even if only to give your lawyers a chance to file > continuations or modifications, etc. in the future. Nonetheless, it is > useful to see who files these applications. It certainly tells you a > lot about their willingness to be open with their technology... > If this was a "defensive" application, intended to block > others from filing patents and thus keeping the technology open, then > it would be more appropriate to file for a "Statutory Invention > Record," or SIR, which is like a patent but explicitly waives rights > over the invention. > > bob wyman
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