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Re: If MS pulls plug-in support, who do I sue

From: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:36:28 -0400
To: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB835DAC.E88A%jakerobb@mac.com>

From my understanding of the patent, the plugin must draw content within the
"hypermedia document" (web page).  If your ActiveX does not have any visual
components that actually appear on the page, I think you're safe.

-Jake


Russell Cowdrey wrote:

> 
> 
> Richard,
> 
> I'm most interested in your last comment that the ActiveX control would have
> to have a display area in a browser window.  My control is 95% in the
> background, but there are times that we display html as modal dialogs in IE.
> Would that be in violation?
> 
> All of that would not get around the issue of being able to easily launch
> the ActiveX control in the first place which will I fear become much more
> cumbersome if allowed at all.
> 
> Russell
> 
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