Developer Chat With Dave Hyatt

Saturday January 1st, 2000

Our next developer chat will be with Dave Hyatt this Thursday, January 6, at 3pm PST (PST is GMT-0800). Dave will be talking about the Mozilla UI and its "skinnability" (the ability to customize the interface). This should be a great chat for those of you interested in Mozilla's UI customization, so be sure to stop by at #mozillazine at It can be as easy as visiting our chat page and using the Java chat client that we provide there.

#6 Re: How can one actually change XUL skins?

by sdm

Monday January 3rd, 2000 10:41 AM

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You would need to laxen the security, but even then, I don't think it would work. The chromezone is based on an old skinning model which uses a deprecated file format (registry.rdf). The New One True Way uses chrome.rdf files in the different directories, and does not allow for changing the XUL itself, because of security and version skew concerns.

There are 3 things which need to be finished in mozilla for skins to work really well: chrome.rdf docs and impl., skin changing UI, and fixing the current xul to be skinnable.

Hopefully more info will come out in the chat - these are all in various states of completeness.