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April 21, 2006

MS releases Need For Click thanks to the US Patent Office

Filed under: Links — rakhesh @ 8:59 am

Since losing the patent case filed by Eolas (U.S. Patent No. 5,838,906—known as the ‘906 patent), Microsoft has to change radically the way IE works with a lot of content, especially video and other ActiveX controls.

Microsoft is now making changes for Internet Explorer. The changed IE handles active content, such as QuickTime, Macromedia Flash, Java and other ActiveX controls in a new way. Rather than automatically rendering and displaying active content, the updated browser prompts the user to confirm each active content item on a page. §

Heh! The crazy patent system! :)



1 Comment »

  1. Not true, surely? From what I’ve read, active content continues to be automatically rendered and displayed, but you can’t *interact* with it without first clicking-and-confirming.

    Comment by cardbox — April 24, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

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