Microsoft Patents Serializing Objects To XML And Sending Them OverA Netw
Hello, Marc Clifton (of MyXAML fame) reports in a blog story titled "Microsoft Patents Serializing Objects To XML And Sending Them Over A Network": The abstract reads: Herein is described an implementation of an object persister, which serializes an object to preserve the object's data structure and its current data. The serialized object is encoded using XML and __inserted within a message__. That message is __transmitted to an entity over a network__. Such a transmission is performed using standard Internet protocols, such as HTML. Upon receiving the serialized object, the receiving entity deserializes the object to use it. Rather than include copies of referenced objects within the serialized object, the object persister includes references to those objects. This avoids redundant inclusion of the same object and potentially infinite inclusion of the object itself that is being serialized. (bolded text is mine). What this implies to me is that if you were thinking of using xml for a serialization format and sending down, for example, UI definitions to your client, you're now in violation of this patent. This also has some implications with serializing objects into xml and sending them down to a web browser as part of html. It strikes me that if you now use xml with a plug-in for IE, say, that renders vector graphics, you are in violation of this patent. Source: http://myxaml.com/marcclifton/archive/2005/05/27/1972.aspx Any thoughts? Any comments? - Gerald _________________________________________ United XAML | http://unitedxaml.org XAML Forum & News | http://xamlnews.com
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