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   Re: [xml-dev] Prior Art For Microsoft's XUL Patent Wanted

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On Wednesday 17 December 2003 03:50 pm, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Oh yes, I'll be the first to admit that MID
> wasn't novel. 

I think it was, and still is fairly advanced. My point wasn't to disparage the 
excellent work in any way, but rather to make the point eloquently made by 
Richard Pearse (rather appropriate too!)

  "It is impossible to assign any invention to one 
    man, as all inventions are the products of many 

Knowingly or not, we all build upon what has come before.


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