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   RE: What Clean Specs Achieve, WAS: Colonialism, SAX, Java, and Namespace

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  • From: Daniel Austin <daniela@cnet.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 16:12:03 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 08, 1999 4:04 PM
> To: Mark Birbeck; xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
> Subject: RE: What Clean Specs Achieve, WAS: Colonialism, SAX, 
> Java, and
> Namespaces
> At 11:51 PM 2/8/99 -0000, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> >If I want to store my data in reverse-Polish Hamming-coded
> >object structures, using the eyelids of lizards to represent base-4
> >numbers (two lizards per byte), then that's up to me. 
> You'd better not do that; it's covered by US Patent 4,234,611. -Tim

	I checked; this one is patented by Microsoft too.

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