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.

#47 Freedom To Innovate

by geraldb

Wednesday May 28th, 2003 12:33 PM

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> "The shackles of W3C standards?"

Don't get me wrong. The W3C's achievements are outstanding.

> To break XUL out of a Web browser implementation is to miss the very point of the original > design of XUL, which is to make a UI language that people who write Web pages can use to make > UI. See, that's were we differ. For XUL to grow up it needs to break free from the browser and, thus, the W3C is the wrong forum for standardization.

My tag line for the coming area that blurs the difference between web pages and classic desktop apps is "Rich Clients, Rich Browsers, Rich Portals".

For more about the W3C I invite you to check out my post titled "History 101 - Nostalgia - The Golden Age Is Over" burried in a MozillaZine thread @ <http://www.mozillazine.or…ticle=3213&message=18> somewhere above.

To quote: 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.