Full Article Attached Open XUL Alliance Launches Wiki Wiki

Thursday November 20th, 2003

Gerald Bauer writes in with news that the Open XUL Alliance now has a Wiki. The Open XUL Alliance is a site about XUL and related XML-based declarative user interface languages. A Wiki (sometimes called a Wiki Wiki) is a collection of pages that can be freely contributed to and edited by anybody. Read the full article for more details.

#16 Re: Rome Wasn't Build In A Day

by jgraham

Friday November 21st, 2003 12:21 PM

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If you really want to create such a technology, that's good. However, there are three critcal points:

1. You need more than just a GUI language. For such a standard to be useful, all the other parts of the application framework have to be standardised as well. There's no use in having a standard if it doesn't allow for interoperability, and just having a language that defines a set of GUI elements doesn't provide any interoperability on its own.

2. You can't use the name XUL. Yes XUL is a well known name. Yes it is a bit similar to what you are trying to do. However, XUL describes a particular implementation of an XML UI language for use in the Mozilla framework. Calling another language XUL because it has a similar syntax is as useful as calling a new Operating system 'Windows' because it uses windows to display applications.

3. Learn some communication skills. No one is going to take your standard seriously if you make insulting comments every time they disagree with you.