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Re: Confusion (was RE: WAP)

On Thu, Feb 24, 2000, Matthias Bernhardt wrote:
> DJK> There seems to be some confusion of terms here. The
> DJK> WML I am familiar with is the Wireless Markup
> DJK> Language, [...]
> DJK>
> DJK> I'm pretty sure The WAP Forum has a patent on the name
> DJK> WML as well so perhaps the owner of this list should
> DJK> be advised of that.
> Nobody here intends to confuse anyone. I ain't got no idea, when
> anybody first thought of Wireless Markup Language. I just know
> that Website Meta Language was already there, when the other
> term became _public_ (that is, known to me :-).

Yes, that's true. The Wireless Markup Language guys just have not looked
around carefully enough or they would have found our WML. Or they just
ignored us (what I guess). At least our WML is older than this new WAP
WML, so I do not care very much about the WAP guys. 

> For my own part I'd say, as long as misunderstanding and
> confusion are so rare, let's just go on with it. Should a
> real problem arise, we can think about it again.

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