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From "memo" <m...@otego.com>
Subject RE: Wyona / Xopus (IE vs.Mozilla)
Date Fri, 08 Mar 2002 10:33:23 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Langham [mailto:mlangham@s-und-n.de]
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 11:00
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org; bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch
> Subject: RE: Wyona / Xopus (IE vs.Mozilla)
>
>
> > "Mozilla can now be used as a content editor" but could be "we
> > have a content editor, and the code is based on Mozilla, by the way".
> >. . .
>
> This I like. An XML Content Editor as a separate application based on
> Mozilla code.
>
> I was pointing out that Cocoon is being widely used in
> environments where MS
> IE is the browser running on the client - so a solution that
> would only run
> _inside_ a Mozilla browser would lock out a lot of potential.
>
> Sounds like a new project to me.

I think that we should at least wait to see the Xopus code. AFAIK, it will
become open source soon, but I don't know when yet. Maybe at the conference?
Lon, are you listening? :-)

memo


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bertrand Delacretaz [mailto:bdelacretaz@codeconsult.ch]
> Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 10:48 AM
> To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Wyona / Xopus (IE vs.Mozilla)
>
>
> On Friday 08 March 2002 10:32, Matthew Langham wrote:
> >. . .
> > We're talking the Mozilla browser here - right? Looking at the
> > current browser market share I fail to see why Mozilla is the
> > platform to aim for. Surely we should be trying for a solution that
> > works in IE as well.
> >. . .
>
> A while ago we had a discussion about this
> (http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=100710398209305&w=2)
>
> I wrote this at the time:
> > ...IMHO a content editor could be seen and "marketed" as
> > a separate application - basing it on the Mozilla code base
> > (assuming it makes sense) would not necessarily mean saying
> > "Mozilla can now be used as a content editor" but could be "we
> > have a content editor, and the code is based on Mozilla, by the way".
> >. . .
>
> IE's market share today is no question, but I think many
> Open-Source folks resist (for good reasons, we want alternatives on the
> desktop, don't we?) to a solution that is locked to MS products.
>
> Also (I think it was Stefano who pointed this out), installing
> different versions of Mozilla side-by-side is no problem if needed,
> whereas it is impossible with IE. This can cause some administration
> fun if you need two different versions of IE (or even msxml I think)
> for different applications.
>
> --
>  Bertrand Delacrétaz (codeconsult.ch, jfor.org)
>
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