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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.


#19 Re: XML == Vendor-Independent

by borggraefe

Saturday February 28th, 2004 9:01 AM

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>> XML UI Language may be a generic term, XUL definitely not. >> Please note that XUL is a trademark of the Mozilla Foundation, not "XML UI Language", >> so your reasoning doesn't apply here. > > Sorry, I can't follow your reasoning. How do you abbreviate XML UI Language? > Or in case you refuse to see the connection. What does XUL stand for?

This is completely irrelevant.

IBM is a registered trademark (see <http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml>), albeit the words "international" "business" and "machines" are all generic. IBM doesn't need to "own" these three words, because IBM is the trademark not the words this acronym stands for.

The same is true for XUL and "XML UI Language".

Please do us all a favour and stop talking about XUL when you really mean any XML UI language. I think everyone would be happy then, which can only be a good thing for your cause and would us all save some unnecessary discussions. ;-)

Stefan