johnhudson wrote:I tried to find more details about the alleged infringement and it appears there may be prior art in WordStar which allowed you create and manipulate description files separately from content files. But then MS would never want to admit that it had borrowed something from WordStar.
It relates to MS's XML document formats. IIRC something to do with the ability to self-define an XML schema within the document. A company called i4i, apparently, patented it.
So not in WordStar, WordPerfect, etc, though Open Office uses XML documents.
Wouldn't it be ironic if OO came to MS's rescue?!