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.

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by Galik

Saturday February 28th, 2004 12:53 PM

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<b>"I use OpenOffice exclusively but haven't mustered the courage to send someone an OpenOffice Document file instead of a MS .doc"</b>

I did that accidentally once. They just wrote back saying that it was corrupt. I didn't however have the nerve to write back saying that Microsoft's .doc file format was far more corrupt!