MozillaZine on Skins
Tuesday April 11th, 2000
I have decided to put my own head on the chopping block and weigh in on the Mozilla skins and native widgets debate. To read more, click "Full Article" below.
#31 Re: Mozilla isn't the platform, the *Web* is
Wednesday April 12th, 2000 8:40 AM
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You could build many applications with existing standards. But it would be very difficult. HTML is a language designed for creating documents, not user interfaces. XUL is a language designed for creating user interfaces. It makes more sense to use a technology that fits what you're trying to do.
It is very difficult or impossible to create toolbars, trees and menu bars using existing standards. (There is no way to create a Mac menu that I know of.)
I personally think that XUL should have been created years ago. Developers want to be able to create cross-platform apps easily. Web developers shouldn't have to care what platform the end-user is using.