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Mar 29, 1999, 01:05 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Browser engineers are cooking up a new way to create user interfaces that could have broad ramifications for application programming."

"Engineers at America Online's newly acquired Netscape Communications unit, along with developers working under the auspices of AOL-backed, have drafted the Extensible User Interface Language (XUL), which would let developers create a browser's user interface using common Web development languages.

"If successful, the move could fuel a trend toward creating more application components with Web languages, which have the twin benefits of being both cross-platform and easier to use than traditional application programming languages."

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