Cool Introduction To Mozilla's Technologies
Wednesday May 17th, 2000
Shelley Powers writes, "Archimedes once said of the lever, 'Give me a place to stand, and I can move the earth'. I'd like to modify that quote and say 'Give me XML, CSS, and a little script, and I can create any application'.
"The technology that inspires this statement is all bundled up under the misnomer 'browser', and goes by the name of Mozilla or Navigator 6.0.
"I say 'misnomer' because though all of the components delivered with each product do make up a browser, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. In fact, downloading Mozilla/Navigator 6.0 is like getting your own little toolbox of goodies that you can then use to create your own applications.
"Once you have a better idea of the functionality that's easily accessible, you'll be just like me -- you can't wait to create your first application. So here's mine, an online interactive tutorial that covers the functionality included with Mozilla/Navigator 6.0.
"There are two ways to view the tutorial: viewing the tutorial pages directly or using the Tutorial Viewer, created using XUL."
#12 Mozilla is the new Emacs ? cannot agree more...
Friday May 19th, 2000 4:58 PM
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i know XEmacs better than FSF Emacs, so i'll tell you what i know about XEmacs.
XEMacs has its own scrollbars comparable to Mozilla's own widgets. it has its own graphical layer abstraction "lwlib", that might be an equivalent of the gfx lib in Mozilla. this is why it's cross-platform.
note: you can't say "why do we *need* a LISP interpreter in a text editor ?" because lisp lies at the heart of [X]Emacs... at first, [X]Emacs is a lisp interpreter with which you can build an editor but also a tetris or a calendar :) in a word, you can't remove lisp from Emacs.
and then, it's not "bloatware". you can do *everything* in it, that's all. if you want to use a limited editor then [X]Emacs is not your choice. but if you want an editor+IDE+... then it's just what you need.