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."

#18 Re: Let me get this straight

by miken32

Friday April 9th, 2004 1:10 PM

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I think the power of XUL lies in internal stuff; company intranet sites and things like that, where you can control your client's software. Combine XUL with PHP and a database like mySQL and you've got a very powerful interface to your corporate data. But XUL should never show up on a public web site, because you know that only 10% (I'm being optimistic here) of the general public is going to be able to see it.