Replacing DHTML Menus with XUL

Monday April 5th, 2004

Nigel McFarlane writes in with news about his latest article on using XUL rather than DHTML to create Web page menus: "I've written another article highlighting the features of Mozilla. To the best of my knowledge this is the first 'dirty XUL trick' that might appeal to web developers. It's nice to see that the Mozilla styling and layout systems are robust enough to support this kind of fiddling. It would be wonderful to see a full Web toolkit of XBL objects spring up to replace the junk we do in Dynamic HTML."

#11 Repeating the past?

by sremick

Tuesday April 6th, 2004 6:08 AM

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If this is gecko-specific, and not based upon W3C standards, then I have to be against this, even though it's from Mozilla. If we encourage behavior like this, then we are no better than our enemy. The mission isn't to move people from Microsoft at any cost. The mission is to support web standards. We don't beat Microsoft by mimicing their behavior, which we've spent so many years condemning. Otherwise people label us as hypocrites, and ignore us.

If it's done using a W3C standard and it happens that gecko is the only browser that supports it, then that's ok.