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.

#31 Re: Question remains

by jgraham

Monday January 5th, 2004 2:35 PM

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I believe the answer is 'no' (although I would love to be corrected). I suppose that <> is the incomplete document that you've already seen. Hyatt was working on an XML schema for XUL at one point, but gave up before finishing it. The XUL programmer's reference manual <> seems to be more comprehensive, but I've never used it, so I don't know how useful it is. There are obviously other docs avaliable, from places like XULplanet.

Now that hyatt is no longer spending significant time on Mozilla, someone else needs to finish up stuff like the XUL spec and schema.