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

Ben Francis lists at hippygeek.co.uk
Wed May 3 23:43:03 UTC 2006

Chris Johnson wrote:
> What are the chief advantages it
> provides over using Javascript and XMLHttpRequest (i.e. AJAX)?  A more
> rich set of widgets?  Better event handling?

It could do all of those things.

> I start having wild fantasies about building thin, lightweight
> PowerBuilder/VisualBasic-like fancy clients running in Gecko browsers
> with stateful connections to web servers and see the world as my
> oyster.  :-)

Funny you should say that...

The idea is that the client runs under the XULRunner runtime and is a
cross-platform desktop application.


Ben "tola" Francis

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