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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 24th, 2000

Time for another weekend discussion. The question this weekend:

What do you feel is an appropriate level of integration between a browser and an Operating System? And at the other end of the spectrum, what are your feelings about Mozilla's cross-platform approach?


#49 Browser Technology as GUI?

by Stromgol <rochette@autray.net>

Sunday March 26th, 2000 3:37 PM

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Maybe integrating a complete browser into an OS is not such a great idea but using the renderer/parser (Nglayout!?!) as a low-level GUI lib. could be something we should consider.

I don't want to "browse" through my hard Drive... but ,if the integration of browser technology in an OS would mean using XML (..XUL?!?) to build a gui instead of a high level language, I'm all for it. It would bring an incredible amount of portability in the gui-related code of programs and it would be a breeze to modify, beign non-compiled. Well, at least that would be the case if the implementations on different platform would follow the standards... In other words, we should make XUL an gui standard on every platform ;)