Full Article Attached Open XUL Alliance Site Goes Live

Sunday May 25th, 2003

Gerald Bauer writes in with news that the Open XUL Alliance site has launched. The site aims promote XUL and encourage interoperability with a collection of XUL news articles, mailing lists and links.

#18 History 101 - Nostalgia - The Golden Age Is Over

by geraldb

Monday May 26th, 2003 9:43 PM

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In your post you're talking about the W3C as it acted close to ten years ago when it was a young organization that had to prove itself. Today more than ten years later it's a different story. Just recently they gave up on Amaya - their experimental open-source browser. No, more coding for us we leave the dirty work to the commoners. Don't get me wrong the W3C has achieved a lot but it's time to move on.

To quote from my Server Side post: A good real-world case study of premature standardization is W3C XForms. I had a discussion back in April with the XFroms community and spec leads on the <> mailing list that you might wonna check out @ <…forms/2003Apr/thread.html>

See the threads entitled "Welcome to the Real-World; The Future of XForms" @ <…w-forms/2003Apr/0014.html> and "The Devil of Good is Perfect" @ <…w-forms/2003Apr/0039.html> , for example.

Also ask yourself why does the W3C show no interest in XUL (XML UI Language)? Answer: It's a political hot potatoe like universal health care or raising taxes in the US. Any chance to get anything into Internet Exploder will be nil, zero, nada.