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.

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by Eaton Messner

Thursday February 4th, 1999 9:53 PM

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My guess is that Microsoft will not enforce the patent. They are probably only interested in bulking up their portfolio as a defense against patent infrigment suits.

Microsoft probably wouldn't feel compelled to do this if there were not so many idiotic patents. Some clown was awarded a patent for active content in a web browser.