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Britt Parrott

October 8, 2003 at 10:44 AM

I’m a little hesitant to jump on the bash Eolas/Michael Doyle bandwagon. After reading this eWeek interview and browsing through several older articles on the Eolas site, I have to place myself in his shoes and ask what I would do in the same situation. Zeldman stated, “All of this is because a judge who was not an internet expert made a decision with untold consequences for the health of the web.” No judge can be an expert in the internet or any other issue that they are faced with. They base their decisions on the merit of the case, not whether web developers will have to come up with some new code to work around a patent infringement. Why not blame Microsoft? They knew about this patent since 1995. They are the ones who have done everything possible to gain their stronghold on the browser market. Regarding the Javascript workaround not being accessible, I ask how accessible is the content that the script would write to the document in the first place?

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