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.

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by dhyatt

Wednesday May 28th, 2003 8:38 PM

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The issue here is that you are infringing on the name XUL. While I have no problem with names like "jXUL" for languages that are specifically designed to mimic the design of the original XUL, trying to lump completely unrelated XML UI languages under the term "XUL" is misleading. For example, your posts claiming that Longhorn is shipping with a "XUL motor" are absolutely ludicrous.

It's important that you understand that XUL is a specific language, and not some generic umbrella that should be used to describe all XML UI languages. If you misuse it, you are infringing on Mozilla's invention and our use of this specific acronym.

I will repeat the request that you cease and desist your use of XUL as a generic term to describe other XML-based UIs. Why not just replace your uses of the acronym XUL on your site with "XML UI." Then you are speaking generically and not making use of the specific acronym invented by Mozilla.