From: Barry Caplan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 16:23:29 EST
I met these guys at a trade show a couple of years ago and without know about this claim to fame ended up discussing internationalized URLs. IIRC they mentioned something about a patent. I just assume that whatever working groups are standardizing international DNS are working around it.
At 08:24 PM 11/22/2002 +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
>Can there possibly be any truth in any of this?
>>The following is an article in the Danish paper Information:
>>Do you know anything about this. It is supposedly the company Walid
>>(http://www.walid.com/) that has patented the transformation of non-a-z for
>>use in URLs.
>>An article in CumputerWorld (admittedly a year and a half old) -
>>http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/ebusiness/story/0,10801,59043,00.html - has some references, among other things to the text of the patent.
>>The Danish site Softwarepatenter.dk has it also: http://www.softwarepatenter.dk/walid.html. It is quite new there. Is this
>>whole thing just "hoax"?
>Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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