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   Re: British Telecom owns Hyperlink?

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: greynolds@greynolds.com
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 14:53:47 +0800

Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> But is BT's claim any more ridiculous than many other patently absurd claims
> of a similar nature?   

Looking at the patent, it is clearly not a general patent on links, but
a fairly specific one. It looks like it is for smart terminals where
display data is accessed in one block and link data is accessable in
another block (both blocks sharing the same address in different address
spaces).  There may be some strange way to use HTML and JavaScript for
this, but I am struggling to see it.

Perhaps if there is a system like

 <a name="5" 

that might be caught by the patent, but I am not lawyer.

Rick Jelliffe

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