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.

#54 XML UI Language (XUL) is A Generic Term

by geraldb

Thursday January 8th, 2004 1:19 PM

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You might wonna read up on Ian's nonsense posted to the xul-talk mailinglist online @ <//>/msg00104.html" rel="nofollow"><http://www.mail-archive.c…>

If I may quote: Just to clarify, the claim is that "XUL" is the trademark (pronounced "Zuul" to match other Ghostbusters-related Mozilla technology names), not "XML User Interface Language" or other expansions. We do not claim that "XUI" or "DUIL" or "XAML" or "XAWT" or other such names are trademarks.

To which I respond with some questions that are still unanswered. If I may quote: Can you expand on your claim that "XUL" is a Mozilla trademark but "XML User Interface Language" is not. How come? How do you abbreviate "XML User Interface Language"? ... If XUL is a trademark as you claim, how come that XUIL or XUI or XULUX or jXUL doesn't cause confusion? More online @ <//>/msg00105.html" rel="nofollow"><http://www.mail-archive.c…>