Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software Describe Joint Vision for Web Application Framework

Tuesday May 25th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software have published a paper outlining their vision for Web applications. The paper, submitted in preparation for next week's W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents, describes a device-independent Web application framework based on HTML and backwards-compatible with existing Web content. The two organisations are keen to get parts of this framework in place soon to prevent a single-vendor solution (see Microsoft's position paper) becoming dominant. Co-author Ian "Hixie" Hickson's provides more insight in a recent weblog post on the matter.

#13 Re: Re: Re: Re: KISS *is* the right way forward...

by buff

Wednesday May 26th, 2004 9:59 AM

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>> I guess I'll just wait for Avalon then, since no-one else is willing to put together what I need..

Come now, things aren't that bad on the Linux side. I think in about a year you will see an experimental incorpration of XUL into Gnome. Avalon probably won't come until 2007; that leaves times for the OS community to develop/integrate competing technology. Eventually you will see an XML based toolkit/framework come to KDE and Gnome for application development; it is just a matter of time...