XUL in HTML – UI Richness

Cédric Savarese has a demo of using XUL to make a richer HTML form. Cédric’s approach is different than my XUL-in-Internet Explorer idea. His method only uses XUL in a XUL-enabled browser (Firefox, SeaMonkey or Netscape). In other browsers, it falls back to DHTML elements.

One of the neat things about his approach is that it showcases how Mozilla-based browsers can create rich web interfaces without any extra plugins.


  1. Shawn Wilsher said,

    January 11, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

    The thing I don’t like about that, is that it looks like *a lot* of code for a small gain. Now if that were part of some library…

  2. karl said,

    January 16, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    It’s an interesting demo indeed. For some applications it might be useful. Though the CSS is better than the XUL in terms of design for the given example. The Aqua UI doesn’t fit in the page :)

  3. cedric said,

    January 24, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the mention.

    I’m writing a article (for publication on xml.com) regarding the idea of a UI library for XUL/DHTML widgets. I wanted to know if you’d be willing to take a look at the draft and share any suggestions you may have. If so, drop me an email. Thanks!

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