In news that really shocked me off my rocker, Microsoft has apparently won the “tabbed browsing patent“. So what does this mean to those of us using Open Source browsers that happen to utilize this technology? Not sure yet, we will have to roll with the punches on this one.
Microsoft (Quote, Chart) has been granted a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on a process known as tabbing through a Web page in order to find links. Although the patent award has raised the ire of some in the open source browser community, the implications for the widely used technique are unclear.