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XBL Submission to the W3C

Friday February 23rd, 2001

Ian Hickson writes:
"Earlier today, the W3C acknowledged the XBL Specification that AOL submitted on behalf of Mozilla.org. This is the first document to be published on the W3C site that has "Mozilla" written all over it, and so is a great reason for rejoicing!!!

The next step is for the CSS Working Group within the W3C to discuss the submission in more depth, with a view to come up with a W3C Recommendation which is liked by all those concerned (including the competition of course)."

You can also read what the W3C thought of XBL. A great day for Mozilla indeed!


#17 Re: Re: Spice

by strauss

Thursday March 1st, 2001 2:36 PM

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Spice is a lot cleaner than XBL, which (as the W3C noted) spreads code out between HTML, CSS, XML, and JavaScript -- a big mess. But as the W3C also noted, Spice does not seem to do anything for reducing the amount of procedural code involved in writing user interfaces, and so does not satisfy the "principle of least power."

This pragmatically means that neither XBL nor Spice move toward the goal of allowing user interfaces to be created by non-programmers.

It seems all the proposals on the table are inadequate.

Lee

PS. Did anyone look at the XBL example at <http://www.shadowland.org/xbl/test5/test.html> ? It looks like crap on my Windows 2K system with Netscape 6. Is this even a proof of concept? The interaction capabilities are nice but if you can't deliver a professional appearance, forget it!