[whatwg] xul

Dan Brickley danbri at w3.org
Wed Aug 11 07:25:59 PDT 2004

* Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> [2004-08-11 13:55+0000]
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> > 
> > In 
> > http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
> > please address relationship to Mozilla XUL
> > http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xul/
> I added a very short section that answers your question:
> | 1.6. Relationship to XUL, Avalon/XAML, and other proprietary UI 
> | languages
> |
> | This specification is independent of the various proprietary UI 
> | languages that various vendors provide.
>  -- http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#relationship3
> I'm not really sure what else to say, though. Did you have anything 
> specific in mind?


You might also note that: Mozilla's XUL Template mechanism is based 
around matching against RDF graph structures, and that work is currently 
under-way within W3C to standardize an RDF graph query language. The 
RDF Data Access Working Group (aka "DAWG" :) is the home for this work,
and interested parties may want to follow their efforts (WG mailing list
is publically readable) and consider reviewing their documents. In
particular, two editions of a "Use Cases and Requirements" document have
been published already. 

WG home page: http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/
Use cases draft: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-rdf-dawg-uc-20040602/
WG charter: http://www.w3.org/2003/12/swa/dawg-charter
Initial query design (work in progress, pre-Working Draft):

...this might be more than you've room to say in your doc, but I think
it would be good to draw folks attention to this ongoing work, since the 
language they're producing is very similar (imho) to the Templates
component of Mozilla XUL.



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