Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by low key, Aug 12, 2009.
This stuff really confuses me:
Im not particularily a fan of Micro$oft either but the ruling seems somewhat fucked up!
What's bizarre is that i4i thought MS word is cool enough to go out and create a plugin for it????
[QUOTE="i4i]x4o Author - a real-time XML (or SGML) authoring tool in Microsoft Word. With x4o Author, creating a document is as straightforward as selecting the appropriate template (any DTD or Schema & a stylesheet) and authoring as you would in Microsoft Word.
x4o Designer - an XML template design tool. If you don't use a custom or industry standard DTD, simply create one using the familiar Microsoft Word interface of x4o Designer and already learned Microsoft Word skills.[/QUOTE]
Looking a little further into it it appears that that plugin is the only tool i4i have to generate XML code, now if MS word cant be sold, they would also loose out too... if i where MS i would generate an update that would disable i4i's plugin...
seems like they want MS to stop producing the function to create custom XML so as people can still buy there product that creates custom XML using MS word - as the current version of MS word makes i4is plugin component completely un-necessary...
sour grapes perhaps...
also why did i4i choose texas to air this in court? they are based in canada and especially when their offices are located just 42km (26miles) away from MS Canada's HQ.... stopping the import and selling of Word in Canada probably wouldnt have affected M$ as much as stopping the import and selling of it in the US....
Google Maps link showing the closeness of the two offices! LOL
i guess M$ are just as guilty of pursuing BS patents too - i guess what goes around comes around!
whats so illegal about having a plugin that can create XML files.
it will be intresting to see hwo this plays out. WORD is the default word editor. its bundled into all microsoft office suite. sounds an IE no compete issue all over again.
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