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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:email@example.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.