[whatwg] Suggestion for a Specification: XUL Basic
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 9 20:29:39 PDT 2004
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> I propose that the WHAT WG work on a specification for a subset of
> Mozilla XUL that for the purposes of this message I will call XUL Basic.
> XUL Basic will actually be the combination of two smaller XUL subsets
> which I will refer to as "Keymaster" and "Gatekeeper".
The parts of XUL that make sense for this work will indeed be merged into
the Web Apps spec.
These are presentational, and belong in CSS.
Context menus, drop down menus, and tabs (as seen on Web pages now) are
needed, yes. I don't know that the XUL content model is the best though.
> The second subset, "Gatekeeper", is designed to provide basic support
> for forms that are similar in features to those you can currently create
> using HTML. This subset allows the creation of simple XUL-based web
> applications contained in their own dialogs or windows.
This is what Web Forms is supposed to be.
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