[whatwg] Loading custom XML UI definitions from an external file

Brad Neuberg bkn3 at columbia.edu
Wed Jun 9 10:25:12 PDT 2004

I just don't think it is realistic to create the kind of emulation layer 
needed for IE 6 to support whatever system we create without 
JavaScript.  Note that this doesn't mean that the programmer who is using 
this standard needs to use JavaScript, it is just that the emulation layer 
itself will definently need JavaScript.


At 09:07 AM 6/9/2004, Preston St. Pierre wrote:
> > Has anyone experimented with loading an XML file containing custom
> > user interface definitions from an external XML file using JavaScript,
> > then parsing that file and using it to create the interface itself
> > using the HTML DOM? Kind of like a client-side XUL implementation. The
> > XML document containing the XUL (or similar interface language) would
> > be loaded using XMLHTTP (IE or Mozilla version).
>You know, I have to say this is going in a very javascript-y direction. I 
>don't know about all of you, but losing the user base that has javascript 
>disabled just isn't a possibility. I, as a developer, would not use this 
>language were it based on javascript. Javascript is good for non-essential 
>things only.

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