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.
Right, that's bascially, what I meant. But I don't know, if these apps generate only keystrokes. Standardized windows message boxes have some predefined answers - "OK", "Cancel", "Yes", "No" etc. (you can easily see that on a localized version of windows: in some apps, the msg text appears in english, but the buttons are labeled in your language) - and IIRC, some speech recognition packages let you speak the answers and choose the right button.
It's also the other direction - speech generation. A smart app might catch and react according to their class - alert, warning, question or whatever.
This will all break with Mozilla. OK, such dialogs (Yes/No) are not extensively used in Mozilla, but if it will be an app platform, they will be.