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Mozilla Wins XUL Motor of the Year 2003 Award

Saturday January 3rd, 2004

Gerald Bauer writes: "The Richmond Post — a news blog chronicling the XUL Revolution — announced the winners of the XUL Motor of the Year 2003 award today [Friday]. Mozilla leads the pack with 98 votes (31%) followed by two Java XUL motors (Swix and Thinlet) and a Flash XUL motor (Zulu)."

Given that Mozilla is the only "XUL motor" on the award shortlist to actually support the XUL specification, it is hard to see how anything else could have won. Unless of course you use 'XUL' to mean any XML-based declaritive markup language, in which case you probably also use 'Java' to refer to any object-oriented programming language and 'English' to describe any language that uses the Latin alphabet.


#2 Re: Re: support the XUL specification

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Saturday January 3rd, 2004 1:38 PM

You are replying to this message

"Is there anything else that supports a reasonable subset of it, or tries to?"

I think Zulu supports a subset but it seems to have some other non-standard stuff as well.

"Also, isn't the XUL supported by Firebird/Thunderbird slightly different to the XUL supported by Seamonkey, or do I have that completely wrong?"

No, you're thinking of toolkits. The Mozilla Application Suite uses the XPFE toolkit (or pseudo-toolkit really), while Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Thunderbird and friends use the new XUL toolkit (could do with a better name there). They're both XUL though.

Alex