[development] SoC: Multi-site administration through rich XUL client

Ben Francis lists at hippygeek.co.uk
Wed May 3 01:05:41 UTC 2006

Khalid B wrote:
> Is XUL the correct approach?

I did wonder this myself, but note that the specification states
"XULRunner", which I have interpreted as meaning a cross platform
desktop application (like Firefox or Thunderbird) rather than web

This is the reason I am asking whether writing an API with something
like SOAP would be appropriate. This would expose the Drupal module to a
desktop client as a web service but also enable anyone to write their
own custom web app which calls the API. I may even do this in the future
as well.

At first, I was a bit dubious, but now that I've thought about it I
think this would be a very useful and flexible way of implementing the
administration tool to make it useful to a lot of different people
(including myself).

I would love to have the opportunity to write a PHP module, a web
service and a JavaScript/CSS Desktop XUL application - it would be my
ideal project. The only question is whether this can all be completed in
the allotted time.



Ben "tola" Francis

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