Delivering Rich Web-based Applications with Mozilla

Wednesday December 4th, 2002

Andy Cavatorta writes: "Mozilla can be used to deliver rich stand-alone applications as easily as you can deliver documents. And I brought proof!

"My example is a client program that generates and manages a rich GUI, processes data, and communicates with the server in the background. There's even some server push and snap-in code libraries. And it's all W3C compliant. Proof of the power of the lizard!"

Andy's application is an email client called Nervemail which runs entirely in a browser. It allows you to set up multiple POP3 mail accounts and then access your messages through a Web-based GUI. A demo is available on the site. If you decide to set up an account, remember that the application is still in the alpha stage of development, so don't rely on it for anything important. You'll probably want to check the 'leave mail on server' box for each of your POP3 accounts (in Edit > Options) so that you can still collect your mail with your regular email client.

#13 A couple of questions

by bmacfarland

Thursday December 5th, 2002 11:32 AM

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"And it's all W3C compliant." -- did I detect a "moz-radius" on those TDs ;-) ?

Aside from that, this seems like tremendous software. And it could be one of the first uses of Mozilla as an application platform outside of Mozilla and Mozdev that I've used. I don't feel like I'm using a browser for the first time in forever.

Question #1, if this is based on Mozilla as a platform, how does it easily translate to run on IE (for instance)? Question #2, if it's Mozilla as a platform will it run with the project that is like a stub of Mozilla designed to run things as Mozilla without requiring you install the browers (I forget the name of the project)?

I think that's about all I have for now.