Linux Today Article Recommends Sun Adopt XUL for Java
Friday February 27th, 2004
Tomas Marek (marek<AT>tipsport<DOT>cz) and guzzi333 pointed us towards a Linux Today article in which Ganesh Prasad argues that Sun should levarage the work of the open-source community to improve enterprise Java and fight back against Microsoft's .NET. The author singles out client-side rich user interfaces as an area in which Java is weak, and recommends that Sun adopt XUL to fill the gap. This would help to combat Microsoft's XAML technology, which is similar to XUL and designed to work well with .NET applications. Prasad also claims that Sun could give credibility to XUL and encourages the company to work with the Mozilla Foundation to get the language endorsed as a W3C standard.
#10 Re: XML == Vendor-Independent
Saturday February 28th, 2004 5:17 AM
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Sorry to post again, but I've found this in the article:
Doesn't the non-Microsoft world have anything similar? Well, if Microsoft releases an "innovation", it's a safe bet that someone else thought of it first. Sure enough, the inspiration for XAML can be seen to be an Open Source rich client framework from the Mozilla Foundation, called XUL.
--- They're talking of Mozilla's XUL, not of XUL as a generic name, which produces confussion, division of efforts and unnecesary incompatible variations of XML UI Languages.