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.

#29 I think a binary IE plugin is exactly what we need

by Galik

Thursday May 27th, 2004 8:40 AM

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I think MS is not developing IE rerndering because it doesn't want current web standards to evolve. In fact whatever the W3C come up with will prolly not get implemented in IE and therefore not used by web-developers or users. MS is currently working on a complete XUL style markup language and I reackon it's hoping to hinder current web advancement untill it's got its own XAML (i think its called that) ready and then gues what? All of a suddenthere will be a new version of IE that supports it. "Oh No!" You may cry. "That's not fair! You said you were not going to upgrade IE!". Then MS will reply "Ahahaha! But we had to because the web is soooo old fashioned nowadays." and the whole world will suddenly be looking at them as their web savior. So I think w3c MUST move foreward *ignoring* IE compatability and making sure there is always a *good* IE plugin to keep it up with the times. So the MS developers/userbase keeps in touch with new developments as they happen and when MS finally releases XAMEL the the users will say "What do we need this for?"

- my 2p