Creating the Best User Experience for Active Web Content

In early 2004, Microsoft will make changes available that will provide a modified experience for users viewing “active” content on web pages. The changed browser will prompt the user before displaying active content that has been coded using <OBJECT> , <EMBED>, or <APPLET>.

Apple provides the best summary of the changes for me. The fix is to use Javascript to execute the program/object. I guess Eolas owns these tags if their patent claim is upheld. Maybe its just me, but did anyone notice the humor in the fact that a potential prior art, OLE(i.e. Object Linking and Embedding), contains two of the forbidden tags in its name.