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XML.com: Fooling with XUL [Mozilla]

Mar 17, 2000, 06:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edd Dumbill)

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"With the interest and excitement surrounding Mozilla's approaching beta release, I decided it was time to put it through its paces. For a while now we have heard and seen presentations of XUL, the Extensible User Interface Language, which forms an integral part of Mozilla. Delegates at XTech 2000 were clearly excited by the project and its promise for delivering a richer user interface on the Web."

"As far as buzzword-compliance goes, Mozilla boasts a host of W3C specifications, including XML, DOM, CSS, and RDF. I wanted to find out how all these bits fit together in reality, and how practical client-side development with Mozilla actually is. I attacked the problem in my favorite way, by just jumping in with an idea I wanted to implement."

"One of the fun parts of the Mozilla browser is the sidebar. Working in a similar way to the so-called "Explorer" bars in Microsoft's browser, the sidebar allows for handy access to components such as bookmarks, search, and "What's Related?" I decided that a shortcut interface to the XMLhack site would be a reasonable-sized learning project to undertake."

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