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.


by geraldb

Tuesday May 27th, 2003 8:26 AM

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> I am arguing that there needs to be a universally agreed-upon definition of "XUL".

If have started a discussion thread in the xul-talk mailing list @ <http://lists.sourceforge.…t/lists/listinfo/xul-talk> titled "XUL and Standards" and I invite you to join in.

Here's a teaser:

As it looks now most people still think XUL is bound to Mozilla and worse to W3C DOM or Javascript and haven't realized that it has outgrown its root and is a stand-alone markup language like HTML independent of any browser brand.

Also using different acronyms such as XAML (XML Application Markup Language) by Microsoft, UIML (User Interface Markup Language) by Harmonia, UIX (User Interface XML) by Oracle, XUI (XML User Interface) by Xeotrope or my favorite AAIML (Alternate Abstract Interface Markup Language) by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) isn't going to help anyone.

Why not stick with XUL, that is, XML UI Language and then call they dialects Mozilla XUL, Luxor XUL, Thinlet XUL, Microsoft XUL and so on.