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Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.


#69 Re: Skins to make GFX look native

by GJK <greg@tcp.com>

Saturday February 19th, 2000 11:48 AM

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Doing this is an interesting problem. When we think about showing a user interface, certainly the baseline condition should be showing widgets and such in the native "skin" of the host OS. A technology like XUL, while great, should allow for something akin to "transparency" to allow attributes of the host OS to show through. So, if no custom UI elements were specified, the host OS would draw the interface itself.

I don't believe that recreating the appearance of the various OS's as XUL and GIFs is wise. If the OS changes, the skin would have to be changed too.