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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.


#36 Ian Hickson's Lies Exposed

by geraldb

Monday January 5th, 2004 5:39 PM

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> So calling something he said "blatant lies" is a pretty strong accusation. Care to back it up?

Sure. Let's work on Ian's first statement:

> We stopped working on the XUL spec itself when XUL Planet started documenting XUL in more detail > than we had time to do ourselves.

Don't you think anyone should have told Neal Deankin about his new responsibility? Why gently break the news three years after the fact in a newsgroup he doesn't read?

I also asked Ian why he won't finish up the XUL spec. His answer in a nutshell: I don't believe in XUL. I don't get paid for it why should I spend any time on it. In contrast Ian just spend several months to create a new Web Forms 2.0 spec that competes head-on with XForms 1.0 online @ <http://www.hixie.ch/specs/html/forms/web-forms> proving that he cleary knows how to write a spec.