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Full Article Attached Microsoft Patents Style Sheets and Butt Hinge

Thursday February 4th, 1999

Microsoft has received patents for "Style sheets for publishing system", and for "Butt hinge with integrally formed butt straps"..

It was mighty kind of Microsoft to get the input of the development community before taking everything for themselves. I guess that everyone should just feel glad that Microsoft let them participate at all.

Thank you, Microsoft!!!

For those of you who think that Microsoft couldn't possibly be referring to CSS, just click Full Article below to see their list of references.


#16 Re:Microsoft Patents Style Sheets and Butt Hinge

by talisman <talisman@anamorphic.com>

Saturday February 6th, 1999 5:57 PM

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Wasn't it awfully nice of Microsoft to *not* give credit to the *real* inventors of the CSS specification, Hakon Wium Lie and Bert Bos? They didn't even refer to them in their patent application. How rude.

Worse yet, the US Patent and Trademark Office obviously didn't bother checking any of the information out. That's the only way Microsoft could be granted a patent on something they had absolutely no part in developing.

This is truly a sad state of affairs - the US government is now helping Microsoft steal from the rest of us. Lovely.