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zowie, xul and xaml!

i've played with xul on and off over the years and while it's easy to see the potential of a markup language for describing user interfaces, my general impression has been that it has been languishing on the vine. i think there are a lot of reasons for this not least of them is the fact that there are some fairly big disincentives for learning and developing a mozilla -specific technology [ no offense intended ].

so i was a bit surprised to see that apple has put a little xul support in safari 1.1 which comes with panther . and if that's not enough, if looks like microsoft is putting together its own competing effort called xaml , which is sure to create a brave new world of competing implementations and cross-browser compatibility issues. dave shea does a good job of summarizing the stakes.

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10/26/2003 03:40:00 PM 0 comments


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