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.

#27 We are in the early days

by geraldb

Monday January 5th, 2004 7:02 AM

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> BTW, is there any authoritative XUL specification.

No, there isn't. There are many different XUL dialects out there. Mozilla XUL is just one. In a way XUL repeats the HTML story as everyone tries to push their own tags and cooperation between different projects/vendors is minimial/non-existant. The Open XUL Alliance is the first initiative to help to promote cooperation and interopability as a first step to create a rich internet for everyone.