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."
"Are there any browsers besides Mozilla that support XUL?"
"Do any browsers not based on Gecko support XUL?"
I haven't seen any.
"In howfar is XUL a standard?"
It's not. As far as I know there wasn't a user interface language that was defined by the w3c when mozilla was started which was platform independent so they had to write their own. The w3c may have since defined one, I'm not sure.