Full Article Attached Interview With the Chief Architect of NGLayout, Rick Gessner

Wednesday October 28th, 1998

Well folks, mozillaZine has another first for you - content you won't find anywhere else on the Net! Today we're offering an extended look inside the Next Generation Layout engine being developed by the Mozilla Project. We have an amazing interview with Rick Gessner, the Chief Architect of NGLayout, about the history of NGLayout and why it truly qualifies as a new paradigm in layout technology. It should also put to rest any doubts as to which company is the true innovator in the browser market.

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#2 Re:Proprietary question

by Chris Nelson <>

Wednesday October 28th, 1998 12:18 PM

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The key in the sentence quoted above is "interprocess". How processes internal to the program (processes not exposed to user manipulation) communicate. Proprietary simply because they were able to utilize XML to create a useful markup for internal application communication - markup that would be useless elsewhere at this point in time. Remember, that's what XML's for - for creating unique markup languages that follow a standardized structure. Third party parsers would be able to read the internal XML schemas used, but they wouldn't have much use for them.

Proprietary doesn't mean that it isn't Open Source, just that it's internal only this app.