XUL is great, but Michael should have mentioned the lack of documentation Mozilla provides. Much of the online reading en referencing material on MDC (http://developer.mozilla.org/) is out of date and the online XUL specification isn't finished at all. The best tutorial around is on http://www.xulplanet.com/, but also this tutorial mentions XUL-elements that aren't available in the current XUL version anymore (like the 'grippy' element).
The thing I'm really missing are the XUL equivalents of the HTML DTD's: what elements are allowed inside a certain XUL-element? It seems that the answer to this question only can be found in the source code of the Gecko-renderer, not really the place I want to spend time searching for answers.
Whenever Mozilla will provide us with more en recent documentation, this might just something for other XML-based interface framework developers to be really aware of.
PS: The article I'm refering to, can be found here: https://www6.software.ibm.com/developerworks/education/x-xulintro/index.html
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Re: My comments on "An introduction to XML User Interface Language (XUL) de2008-01-24T13:18:15Z in response to SystemAdminThank you for your feedback on this tutorial. I've shared your comments with the author. We are considering writing more on this topic to do what we can to help out.
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Thank you for your feedback on this tutorial. I've shared your comments with the author. We are considering writing more on this topic to do what we can to help out.
Thank you. Please do post in this thread if a new article is published. I will visit this thread once or twice a month.
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