Don Park explains that there are three ways to deal (technically speaking) with the Eolas patent:
- Add a special - i.e., non-standard - attribute
- Require users to click Ok in a dialog box before proceeding
As I reported yesterday, Eolas is now trying to get an injunction against IE distribution. This shouldn't make users of Netscape, Opera (et. al.) happy, because those browsers have exactly the same problem with respect to the Eolas suit. This whole thing just stinks, and I'm amazed that it hasn't been sunk yet by a prior art showing.