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Re: XPointer and Sun patent

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 07:12:29PM -0500, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> Seems to me that by the statement "XPointer is affected by a
> technology patent held by Sun Microsystems.", the XPointer
> spec is assuming the validity of the patent.   Couldn't W3C
> cover its backside without endorsing the patent by replacing
> "is" by "might be"?

  Yes, that's a problem, I don't think W3C did intent to endorse
the patent validity, but unfortunately the text signaling the claim
seems to present it as accepted. I'm pretty sure this will be 


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