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XUL discussed at News.com

Friday March 26th, 1999

From Joel Caris comes this news:

"This News.com article talks about XUL and the effects it might have on the web and application programming."

The article mentions the newest draft of the XUL spec, and also makes a curious comparison between Java and XUL.


#1 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by jawbone <jlp@ematic.com>

Friday March 26th, 1999 9:07 PM

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I thought that comparison between XUL and Java was a bit odd when I read this earlier. Where did they come up with that? XUL isn't anything like Java.

#2 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by jawbone <jlp@ematic.com>

Friday March 26th, 1999 9:12 PM

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Oh, wait, I get it. They're saying it's like Java in that the XUL you write works the same across all platforms. Still a rather odd way of putting it.

#3 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by John Stevens

Saturday March 27th, 1999 12:19 AM

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So, I tried XUL and I have a question. How do you set the border size on a button?

#4 Re:comparison between XUL and Java

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Saturday March 27th, 1999 9:35 AM

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maybe they were comparing XUL and JNI, both of them being cross platform interface solutions.

#5 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by jawbone <jlp@ematic.com>

Saturday March 27th, 1999 10:07 AM

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The button border stuff is in the xul.css file in the "res/samples/" directory.

#6 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by WotsUpInDaHood?

Sunday March 28th, 1999 2:09 PM

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Nah, theywere referring to the ability of Swing to have many looks and feels (separating the the model from the view) across different platforms or environments. it is vaguely appropriate.

Also, Sun is doing lots of work to integrate XML and Java. Intersting stuff!

#7 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Sunday March 28th, 1999 4:09 PM

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Anybody have an idea how Sun is integrating XML with JAVA? I can't seem to make sense it.

#8 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by Zaw <zaw@home.com>

Sunday March 28th, 1999 11:35 PM

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Need some HTML tag or JavaScrip that will interat with key board like if you viist my page you can you arrow key to move back and forth.. theree will some links with Letter Underscored you hit and and will open up the link.. just an idea.

#9 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by Zaw <zaw@home.com>

Sunday March 28th, 1999 11:39 PM

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Yikes.. bad spelling and english.. too much of drink.

Need some HTML tag JavaScrip that will Interact with User's Keyboard. Example a webmaster will beabel to program a webpage so you can navagate using your keyboard. you can have Hyper links in the document. The link can have bolded or Underscored text like in regular windows menus. ya know what i mean. More info just e-mail me.

#10 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by Chris Knoll <knoll@eclipse.net>

Monday March 29th, 1999 7:52 AM

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The relationship between Java and XML is the following: Programs in Java are designed to run on many platforms. Data in XML is designed to be cross-platform data. So, Java is to Cross-Platform Programming as XML is to cross-platform data. XUL is XML for user interfaces, right? So that's probably what they were trying to say.

#11 Re:XUL discussed at News.com

by Paul Festa <paulf@cnet.com>

Monday March 29th, 1999 3:29 PM

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Hi folks--I probably could have phrased this more elegantly, but it was exactly the cross-platform nature of Java and XUL that precipitated the comparison. Here's the original graf:

>>>In the cross-platform arena, XUL resembles Sun Microsystems' Java programming language. But Java requires a bulky Java Virtual Machine to make native code understandable to multiple operating systems. XUL promises to be far more lightweight.