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Legal: Microsoft patents tabbing through a web page
Posted Sep 09, 2004 - 05:00 AM
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From the Uhmmm WTF? dept: "Last week Microsoft was granted an ancient patent claim covering the navigation of web pages by keyboard. According to US Patent 6,785,865 (Discoverability and navigation of hyperlinks via tabs - Cote et al), the practice of tabbing through hyperlinks on a web page now belongs to Microsoft. The claim was filed more than seven years ago, in March 1997.

'A user may press a tab key to discover and navigate to a first hyperlink that is part of a hypertext document. The first hyperlink is, in response, given focus and a focus shape is drawn around the text or graphics for the hot region of the hyperlink. If the user again presses the tab key, the next hyperlink is given focus and a focus shape (i.e., an outline that surrounds the next hyperlink) is drawn around the next hyperlink,' we learn from the abstract."

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Re: Microsoft patents tabbing through a web page (Score: 2, Informative)
by colding (coldingATomescDOTcom)
on Sep 10, 2004 - 01:34 AM
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Lynx? Version 2.0 was released march 1993, so it must trivially be prior art.


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  • Re: Microsoft patents tabbing through a web page by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2004 - 01:23 AM


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