Weblogs /Newsreader as web app workflow example (was RE:[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 - what does it extend , definition of same, relation to XForms, implementation reqs.)

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Sun Jan 9 12:24:33 PST 2005

Bill McCoy wrote:

>With XML technologies like XForms and SVG, one could imagine building a
>client for news reading (even for editing/managing/HTML-publishing) that
>would be portable across a set of adopting user agents but provide the
>visual richness and offline usability of a native client app. And the
>complexity level of devloping such a declarative solution could be much
>lower than a PHP+MySQL weblog system, much less developing a native app like
>AmphetaDesk and porting to every platform. The only steps towards this today
>is Flash-based solutions which are proprietary and built on a "stage and
>timeline" architecture not really suitable for apps. And, again, XAML is
There are other steps.  Specifically XUL. What do you think Firefox is 
written in?  Personally I think XUL is far better for building desktop 
apps than any XForms + SVG solution (e.g., XForms is constrained from 
really bringing richness to the desktop by the desire to remain 

(hyatt at apple.com)

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