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Full Article Attached Zope XUL Project Opened

Monday January 17th, 2000

The Zope web site management system has taken a bold step into Mozilla territory. The creators of Zope are building their management system in XUL and RDF, and their first efforts can be seen in this screenshot. It shows their Object browser running in an XUL-based window. Zope is a website development and content management system that places the site's management all within a web-based interface. With this extension, the management interface can be moved out of the web-page content and into the browser UI.

The project consists of work both in XUL and in the Zope application itself. They are extending the Zope application class to generate RDF information which will allow the entire Zope application to be accessible by IDEs like the one they are creating in XUL.

You can browse through their code using Zope's cvsweb interface. You can check out the code yourself by reading the Zope Public CVS access instructions and substituting in ZopeMozilla for Zope2. We've also provided the detailed instructions from the announcement by Martijn Pieters, one of Zope's creators. You can read them by clicking Full Article below.

This is a great first third-party module, as it shows clearly how Mozilla is moving the browser into new territory - enabling the creation of cross-platform, standards-based, web-enabled applications.


#3 Errata

by mjpieters <mj@zope.com>

Tuesday January 18th, 2000 12:38 PM

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In the announcement I said that Mozilla M12 is required. This is wrong, you'll need a build from 10 January or later. On that date a new method was added to the RDF Composite Datasource that we use.