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.

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

by ndeakin

Thursday May 27th, 2004 2:09 PM

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> Obviously the ease with which Avalon/Xaml can be transferred to the web

It can't be used on the web in any useful way however, since it is Windows Longhorn only, is technology dependent (.Net APis), uses little of the existing web architecture (html, dom, css) and generally requires special tools (XAML compilers, etc..) to create. If you accept these limitations, you're not actually making a web application but a Windows application. Which you can already do with existing versions of Windows and Longhorn is just the next upgrade in the cycle. So forgive me if I fail to see why MS has a 'four year headstart'.