Late last year, roc wrote about XUL Dark Matter: semi-private intranet or domain-specific applications that are using XUL. Mark Finkle and I are setting out to try and get an estimate of the size and needs of this community, and how changes to XUL (especially in the Mozilla 2 timeframe) could help or hurt them.
Next month Mark will be in Tokyo and I will be in Paris for the week surrounding the Mozilla Developer Days. I am very interested in meeting up with developers of these semi-private XUL applications. If you are or know one of these developers, please encourage them to contact me so we can talk.
Here are some of the specific questions I’m trying to answer:
- Why did you choose XUL?
- Why was HTML insufficient for your needs?
- If we added specific features of XUL to HTML, would you use HTML instead? e.g.:
- Specific UI controls easily available
- Native Look and Feel
- How do you control the version of Mozilla your users view your app with? Do you have concerns about the future stability of XUL?
- Do you use XBL?