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.

#34 What is XUL? Round Two

by geraldb

Tuesday May 27th, 2003 8:50 PM

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> It looks like your definition of XUL is "any XML dialect that defines a UI".

Not really. You might wonna check out the XUL motor catalog at the Open XUL Alliance to see that it's a careful selection. I admit some might be bordline cases you can argue over endlessly.

You're also more than welcome to join the xul-talk mailing list @ <http://lists.sourceforge.…t/lists/listinfo/xul-talk> to work out an "official" definition or criteria catalog if you feel like it.

To repost from my last answer, here are some XML UI dialects that I didn't include under the XUL umbrella: UIML is worthless and you won't find it listed; so is the Glade XML UI haystack, the Qt Designer XML UI haystack, the Sun Long-Term Persistence XML haystack, and many more.

Just to clearify the Glade XML UI in contrast to UIML works great for what it's designed. However, it's not targeted at you and me like HTML and, therefore, is pretty much unusable without machinery such as a forms designer.