Working with XML in Mozilla
- A strong commitment to standards The Mozilla project has made a strong commitment to implementing XML, CSS, and the DOM according to the W3C specs. Among other things, they've thrown out their earlier LAYER-based scripting model.
- Eating dog food The Mozilla interface itself is designed using (and customizable with) XML, CSS, and the DOM. XUL, the XML-Based Interface Language, makes all of this possible.
- Wow - but still some holes It's still unclear how to mark content in XML documents as being scripts. The standard-base is astounding, but it's still not clear if all the parts are ready for widespread use.
- Interoperability Strong DOM support should make it easier to write code that works across IE and Netscape, but it's too soon to do testing.
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