[thelist] IE update

Jeff Howden jeff at jeffhowden.com
Thu Oct 9 18:38:38 CDT 2003


> From: Peter-Paul Koch
> > The patent says that the executing plug-in shall be
> > started via embedded elements in a hypertext document.
> > If you use document.write from an external script to
> > print the needed tags you get around the patent since
> > the tags aren't embedded in the hypertext document any
> > more.
> OK, I'm prepared to believe that.
> However, the solution needs two script tags, which are
> embedded in the document. They don't count? (Could be,
> of course, but it sounds kind of silly)

technically, the scripting *must* be in an external js file.  this is immune
from the patent claim as the plug-in isn't being "embedded" into the same
documents that contains the tags for that purpose.


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