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Re: Does Microsoft have XML patents?
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.