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   RE: [xml-dev] User interface programming XUL?

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I haven't heard of XUL before but if I understand the idea correctly it
potentially could have additional benefits from an accessibility point of
view? Some visually impared people for example use low resolution screens
(640x480) and large fonts which cause problems when using windowing systems
and software written for higher resolutions or even normal higher resolution
screens if large fonts are used. (On windows for example, just try setting
screen resolution to 1024x768 and set the font size to 250%. Standard
dialogs in many of the office applications won't fit on screen completely
which makes them unusable unless you know the shortcuts and options off

Was accessibility considered during the design of XUL or maybe any of the
other standards mentioned? Do any provide a mechanism for the user to modify
the appearance or handle situations like that described above?


-----Original Message-----
From: Manos Batsis [mailto:m.batsis@bsnet.gr]
Sent: 17 June 2002 08:27
To: Paul Prescod
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] User interface programming XUL?

> From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net] 

> Although Mozilla has a community around it, XUL seems not to have
> reached that point as an independent entity. Maybe it needs a mailing
> list and some leadership.

Right to the point. I don't know whether there is a mailing list etc,
but it certainly depends on people to keep and evolve XUL.


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