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It may be simple.  In a domain where the thin client has 
been sold to almost everyone as the right way to build 
web clients, one looks at XUL and asks, why would I want 
to use this?  Putting aside the source (MS vs Alliance), 
one must be prepared to answer:

Why would one want to use a fat client on the web?
Are these really fat clients?

The very worst way to sell a technology is to be 
a 'teller', one who lists all the features of a 
technology without addressing why a given customer 
would need them.  Listening is everything. Timing 
is everything else.  The best salesmen listen more 
than they talk so they will know what a customer 
needs before they try to sell them what they have.


From: Didier PH Martin [mailto:martind@netfolder.com]

XUL is not a bad idea Gerald, it was simply badly implemented, badly
marketed, badly supported. And this doesn't suppress the fact that you have
probably invested a lot of efforts into your site, simply that you do not
have the resource to push that into the market and that Mozilla was a living
dead (or sleeping beauty) for a long time.


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