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.

#41 Re: One Step After Another

by jgraham

Tuesday January 6th, 2004 1:57 PM

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>All I ask for is that they stop pretending that the Mozilla XUL "spec" is an authoritative document when in fact it's just an abadoned draft (about 10% complete) that nobody cares about.

Who claimed that? Incidentially, all anyone has asked of you is that you stop referring to things that are not XUL as XUL.

> So how does Mozilla's attitude differ from Microsoft's?

I suppose Neil can claim to speak for somewhat more than I can, but nevertheless, I'm pretty confident that the majority of people working on Mozilla wouldn't support the position that useful Mozilla-developed technology should be kept for Mozilla only. See <> for example. But what you're doing is creating a massive amount of confusion by shoehorning lots of different things under a single name that describes precisely one of those things.

>What a bunch of self-serving hypocrites.

Sorry but, if you have an attitude like that, your "standards organisation" will fail.