'Rapid Application Development with Mozilla' Author Interviewed by (Part 1)

Wednesday January 7th, 2004 has published the first part of an interview with Nigel McFarlane, author of Rapid Application Development with Mozilla. In the interview, McFarlane discusses how enterprises can build on the Mozilla platform when developing tools for their own in-house use and explains how Mozilla's cross-platform nature makes it perfect for mixed computing environments. In another recent article, McFarlane supplies some tips for deciding whether to use Mozilla in an enterprise IT setting.

#12 XUL Is A Standalone Independent XML Language

by geraldb

Thursday January 8th, 2004 12:57 PM

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> As far as I can tell, KaXUL essentailly converts a XUL app into a KDE app, while uXUL takes a XUL app, uses KaXUL to convert it and > then runs it.

Well, if I dare to say KaXUL and uXUL just happen to bear a passing resemblence to Mozilla XUL. You can't just grab any Mozilla XUL apps and run them on KDE using Konqueror. uXUL and KaXUL just uses a toolkit independent XML UI Language that reuses XML tags pioneered by Mozilla XUL to lessen the learning cure. Don't expect XPCOM, XPIDL, XPInstall, RDF, and other monstrositis showing up in uXUL and KaXUL anytime soon.

- Gerald

PS: > KaXUL and uXUL follow the XUL specification. Do you really think KaXUL and uXUL will support the Mozilla XUL XPIDL interfaces outlined in the abandoned "specification" working draft last touched up in 2001?

PPS: Care to comment on Luxor XUL online @ <> ? Does it apply the XUL name to something that isn't really XUL? Is it just a random XML UI Language? How about the Perl XUL project online @ <> ?