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Daniel Glazman Outlines Future of Mozilla Composer

Wednesday May 7th, 2003

The new Mozilla Roadmap set out clear paths for Mozilla's Web browsing and mail/news applications with the continuation of the Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird projects. However, the future of the other Mozilla Application Suite components, such as Composer (Mozilla's Web page editor), was left less certain. Last month, Daniel Glazman, a member of the Mozilla Editor team and author of the popular CaScadeS stylesheet editor (now landed on the Mozilla trunk but not built by default), volunteered to continue maintaining Composer. Daniel has published a weblog posting outlining his plans for the future of Composer, which will live on as a standalone application rather than as a Firebird extension. The laundry list of planned improvements includes better CSS editing abilities, XHTML 1.0 support, an extension to allow MathML to be used and support for HTML forms. Improvements will also be made to make it easier for authors to create new extensions, opening up even more possibilities for Composer's future.


#26 ExtensionsCentral

by Galik

Wednesday May 7th, 2003 10:51 AM

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I think this could be vital. Especially if composer is designed to be extended from the ground up. One of the best java editors (IMO) is jEdit (<http://www.jedit.org>) and I think it owes it's sucess to it's great plugin architecture. A whole community of people now contribute to its sucess and it would be nice if the same could happed for a W3C complient web editor.