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"Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« on: April 01, 2007, 12:31:35 PM »
Microsoft says that it may ship IE7 without tabs...

http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/04/01/0630203.shtml

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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 01:13:47 PM »
Yadidadida, Opera Software invented tabbed browsing. Mission failed :P
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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 01:54:40 PM »
Yadidadida, Opera Software invented tabbed browsing. Mission failed :P
Your`e probably right but You Didnt read the article RejZoR

The Mozilla Foundation owns the patent 5,160,296 through one of their developers (Solomon Katz, a former Opera dev)


PS I'm glad April 1st is on Sunday this year. That way we don't have to worry about real news getting ignored and overlooked because Slashdot editors are too busy thinking up an entire day of bullshit stories.
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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 02:17:27 PM »
I was well aware of both facts.
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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 02:39:06 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabbed_browsing#Tabbed_browsing
nice read and it mentions opera ;D
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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 06:52:58 PM »
yap April 1st

anyway it's quite questionable who was first but definitely not Mozilla Foundation or Netscape team

as both Opera and Adam Stiles (Simulbrowser then renamed to NetCaptor) went with it to public in 96/97

yet concepts of that existed in early 90s in various studies and techdemos (yet no mass public spread)
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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 10:16:45 PM »
I think I'm correct in stating that Charles Babbage's Difference Engine had tabbed browsing way back in the 19th century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage

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Re: "Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing"
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 05:15:31 AM »
Some further information on the origin of Tabbed Browsing:

The first browser to offer tabbed browsing was InternetWorks, developed by Booklink Inc.,
and winner of the Comdex show's Rookie of the Year Award in 1994. The program was renamed GNNworks the following year
when it was bought by AOL and incorporated in their online client.
(The same development team then went on to develop AOL's Instant Messenger application.)

The next known browser with what it called "dynamic browser tabs" was Simulbrowse, now called NetCaptor,
released by Adam Stiles on January 3, 1998, followed by Opera V4 in 2000 (Opera had earlier introduced the
multiple document interface enabling cascading and tiling of browser windows).
For some reason Internet Explorer and other browsers did not immediately appreciate this innovation, and the next known browser
to offer tabbed browsing was Mozilla in 2003, followed by Apple's Safari. However, once it became a discriminator,
everyone had to have it, and by 2005 most browsers supported tabbed windows of some kind.


Hopefully you enjoyed this short Browser history lesson..  :)
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