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.

#8 XML == Vendor-Independent

by geraldb

Saturday February 28th, 2004 4:57 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?

Also note that XML stands for vendor-independence. How can the Mozilla Foundation claim XML UI Language all for itself? Has the Mozilla Foundation licensed the XML acronym? Please stop fooling the world.