W3C Investigates HTML
The ramifications of the recent Web browser patent verdict against Microsoft could strike at the heart of the Web's common language: HTML.The ramifications of the recent Web browser patent verdict against Microsoft could strike at the heart of the Webs common language: HTML. The World Wide Web Consortium is investigating whether the claims in the patent infringement lawsuit brought by Eolas Technologies and the University of California could require changes to current and future HTML specifications, W3C officials said last week.
In its lawsuit, Eolas claimed that Microsoft infringed on its technology patent that allows for the embedded applications in Web pages such as applets and plug-ins. Microsoft disputed the claims and has promised to appeal a $521 million jury verdict handed down in August. Eolas attorney said the patent could apply to a broad range of Web technology.