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   Re: Oops, it's patented

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  • From: "Michael Champion" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 19:13:59 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Tobin" <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 6:25 PM
Subject: Oops, it's patented

> Is this just a joke, or are these guys really trying to patent using a
> schema to give a choice of legal elements in an editor?

> From http://www.vtopia.com/products/markup/

Hmm.  vtopia were founded in 1996 (according to their Web page), and I
*know* that Arbortext had had exactly this "patent pending" feature before
1996.  I'm reasonably sure that SoftQuad did as well.

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