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Re: Does Microsoft have XML patents?

From: Hadron <hadronquark@----------.--->
Date: 12/30/2007 8:06:00 PM

Joseph Kesselman <keshlam-nospam@c...> writes:

>>Should I be fearful when I (or my programs) generate XML code?
> 1) XML isn't code, it's a data markup convention.
> 2) MS has no ownership in XML itself.
> 3) MS (or someone else) might have patents applicable to specific uses
> of XML, to the same extent that they might have patents applicable to
> that applciation if its data was kept in some other representation.
> In other words, XML shouldn't make you any more fearful than anything
> else does. Or any less; your C/Java/C++ code might also infringe
> someone's patent.

I think you should be more concerned with the XSLT.


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