Microsoft on Tuesday made broadly available an Internet Explorer update related to a high-profile patent spat with a start-up (Eolas – ed.) backed by the University of California.
The update changes how the browser handles Web programs known as ActiveX controls. The changes can impact how certain sites display. Microsoft recommends Web developers tweak their pages or consumers will have to make an extra click to get to some content, such as Macromedia Flash-based animations or media content.
“We expect these changes will have little to no impact on customer experience and partner applications,” a Microsoft representative said Tuesday.
The (optional) update is available for IE 6 on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 with SP 1, the Microsoft representative said.
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