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From "Corin Moss" <>
Subject RE: [RT] - XUL revisited....
Date Mon, 05 Apr 2004 21:42:23 GMT



I can't quite say how many plus ones the idea of XUL support from Cforms
gets from me.  As I mentioned earlier, we've been using XUL in
production to drive a web based GUI for a couple of months now.  The
feature set we get is just amazing.  The other interesting thing, in
relation to Luke's point is that there is actually a flash based XUL
engine - meaning that those 98% could still make use of the XUL.  It's
not fully featured yet, and does carry a non OSS license with it - but
bear it in mind:

The other thing to consider here is *shudder* Longhorn.   M'soft have
made it very clear that their next gen GUI interface will be based
around a beast incredibly similar to XUL.  If we start with XUL support
now, adapting a Longhorn interface also becomes fairly trivial.

I'm willing to help in any XUL development exercise.


-----Original Message-----
From: luke hubbard []
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2004 2:32 a.m.
Subject: Re: [RT] - XUL revisited....

Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> "if we have the control"... Unfortunately, 90% of people out there use

98% of people out there have Flash Player. :)
Flash is installed on most machines, it can load and parse xml, and has
a wide range of ui components. It would be great if we could create a
flash component to render cforms that could be used from within the
flash IDE. Also a standalone swf file that could be embedded into a html
page to display a form for ppl without the IDE. As we all  know flash is
not open source, but the swf format is. Im not sure if there are
licencing issues with regard to distributing swf file(s) that contains
the MM ui components. Would need to read the EULA carefuly. Even if it
was a problem I have heard there are a group of developers working on
open source ui components.

Anyway just an idea. I have a few more regarding cocoon & flash
intergration but they can wait for another day. Im not against XUL,
think it would be the right choice for some apps. Would be cool to have
multiple cforms styling options.


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