[Standards] Shared Editing w/ Remote Events for XML

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Sep 27 14:42:47 UTC 2007

Thomas Charron wrote:
> On 9/27/07, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 27 Sep 2007, at 14:30, Thomas Charron wrote:
>>>   Interesting..  It would seem that REX is the general purpose XML
>>> manipulation that was talked about when the whiteboarding was rejected
>>> by the council because they wished a more general purpose solution...
>> It may be worth reading the recent discussions on this, where REX was
>> discussed. In short: it may be patent-encumbered, so we can't use it.
>> /K
>   Bah.  I looked back and I remember now.

The patent issues were serious enough that the W3C stopped its work on REX.

>   How a patent could be granted on basically transmitting an XPath
> query string is really beyond me.

Me too.


Peter Saint-Andre

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