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   Re: [xml-dev] What's wrong with a XBL, SVG-RCC, XForms combo?

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> The point of XUL (XML UI Language) is to 
>keep it
> simple, stupid. XUL is here today and it 
It is? then I guess we don't need to do 
> The
> only problem is that there are dozens of 
>different XUL
> dialects and varieties.
Translation, it isn't here today and it 
doesn't work and I want to fix this. 

> That's why we need to come up
> with a simple basic XUL widgetset. XUL is 
>all about a
> back to the basics e.g. if you want to 
create a window
> with a button all you need is:
> <window>
>   <button label="Hello World"/>
> </window>

Okay well the problem with that example is, 
from my remembrance of playing around with 
xul, yeah it was simple, but the simplicity 
didn't scale. In all the xml based UI 
toolkits I've seen there comes a time when 
getting it to do what you want becomes 
really complex. I sort of prefer the SVG 
approach because I can solve the complex 
problems by drawing the objects I need to 
work with. Once I have the facility with 
drawing the objects I can define a window 
button dialect of my own and using xsl-t 
etc. generate my svg and be done with it. 

My opinion on this is however maybe not to 
be taken without a grain of salt as I don't 
really think the internet needs 'rich' 
forms, customers don't seem to really want 
them - given surveys I've read, and what's 
more I don't want them. I hate forms. 

drawing's sort of fun though.


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