XML Hypertext Example
<story date="January 9, 2001"
The W3C XML Linking Working Group has pushed the
back to working draft status. The specific issue that was
uncovered during Candidate Recommendation was some
over how to integrate XPointers, particularly those
in non-XML documents, with namespaces.
It's also come to light in this draft that Sun has
claimed a patent</em> on some of the technologies needed to
implement XPointer. I think this is particularly offensive
because Eve L. Maler, a Sun employee, served as co-chair of
the XML Linking Working Group and a co-editor of the XPointer
specification. As usual Sun wants to use this as a club to lock
implementers and users into a licensing agreement that goes
beyond what Sun and the W3C could otherwise demand. The specific
patent is <cite>United States Patent No. 5,659,729, Method and
system for implementing hypertext scroll attributes</cite>, issued
to Jakob Nielsen in 1997. The patent was filed on February 1, 1996.