[thelist] IE update

Geoff Sheridan web2k2 at premonition.co.uk
Wed Oct 8 10:49:53 CDT 2003

>The patent refers to content running automatically, thus if the user 
>has to click 'ok' it's not automatic and the patent is irrelevant. 
>At least that's Microsofts logic.

People might be interested to know that the 'fix' recommended on the 
Macromedia site is to import a .js file which document.writes the 
embed / object tags.

It goes without saying that this is mind numbingly pointless, 
presenting the browser with the same code in the end just in a 
slightly different way. The browser is simply crippled from working 
properly if the code is right there in the page. Go go DMCA et al.

If MS wanted the law changed to get rid of this sort of nonsense 
they'd only have to ask. They don't.


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