Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: The Evangelist is In
Author: Andrew Wooldridge Posted: 9/8/1999; 9:24:45 AM Topic: The Evangelist is In Msg #: 10752 (In response to 10741) Prev/Next: 10751 / 10753
There are already companies starting to do this - see: http://www.verticalcity.com/citycenter.html and http://www.verticalcity.com/vc15.html (found on http://custombrowser.com)
in this screenshot you see the "gecko" engine is sort of the "desktop" and there are "apps" running inside it like a chat program, an ftp program, a news reader, etc. All of which could be built via XUL.
And this isnt just about web apps, you might have two gecko based apps running on your desktop by itself, say an image editor and a word processor, and they could both be accessing the same "dom" and changes in one app could show up in the other immediately. This is not pie in the sky stuff, it's something I think will be a reality.
How does this fit into the article Dave posted? Because for one thing it may be an easy way to "bring http into desktop apps" as Dave suggested. I'm just posting this as food for thought, perhaps someone else will build on it and away we go!
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