Slides from Brendan Eich's Mozilla Futures Talk at Developer Day Now Available

Monday March 1st, 2004

Last Friday saw the first Mountain View Mozilla Developer Day since the formation of the Mozilla Foundation. The Foundation's press release about the event gives an overview of the talks that took place and James "Kovu" Russell has posted a review of some of the presentations.

The slides from Brendan Eich's Mozilla Futures session are the first be available online. In the presentation, the Mozilla Foundation's Chief Architect outlined Mozilla's strengths and weaknesses and described a future strategy plan. Proposals include accelerating work on integrating SVG, implementing support for more scripting and programming languages (such as JavaScript 2, Python and Perl 5), creating a XUL builder plug-in for the Eclipse platform, improving native widget and desktop integration and setting up a new site with programmer documentation. Collaboration with Opera and Apple to advance Web standards was also floated and several possible end-user innovations were discussed.

#12 Re: Gah, so I also meant to say...

by dpol <>

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 3:30 PM

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Exactly. What we need is a way to allow arbitrary "plug-ins" (for lack of a better name) to handle specific XML namespaces - Gecko would be our default for the XHTML namespace, while the MusicML people would handle their namespace. Gecko would simply be the XHTML renderer, on par with renderers for other markup languges.

It's a bright future, indeed. :-)