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International XUL Meetup Days Announced

Saturday April 3rd, 2004

Gerald Bauer writes: "Meetup.com — a site that helps in organizing local interest groups — has opened up a XUL chapter. Now you can join and link up with fellow XUL coders and designers at local cafes (and other places) in 612 cities across 51 countries. Every 1st Tuesday of every month is now officially International XUL Meetup Day! Meetup with other local XML User Interface Language (XUL) coders and designers to discuss the future of the rich internet for everyone.

"PS: I (Gerald Bauer) will try to organize a first XUL coder and designer meeting in Vienna, Austria in May. See you there."


#17 Re: Why Can't We All Get Along

by galio

Sunday April 4th, 2004 10:06 AM

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If I start a business selling international business machines, i won't name it IBM, as IBM stands for a specific thing, whether it coincides with the acronym or not. If I settle a Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, I won't call it TCPA, as TCPA is M$/Intel's one.

The same here. XUL is the XML dialect used in Mozilla, without mattering if it is the acronym of XML User Interface Language or not. If all UI languages based on XML must be called XUL, it would become a generic term, what it not. So for you, XAML is XUL, and thus we can also say Mozilla uses XAML, as they are synonymous.