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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.


#18 Re:Microsoft Patents Style Sheets and Butt Hinge

by Antony T Curtis

Tuesday February 9th, 1999 3:38 PM

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What is especially stupid is that style sheets for publishing/documents have been around for ages... Needless to say, the first wordprocessor for Windows, which wasn't Word or WordPerfect or WordStar... It was made by a small company called Samna who called the wordprocessor "Ami" - *that* had style sheets. (it later evolved in to Ami Pro before they were bought up by Lotus)