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View Full Version : XBL for demonstrating an XML language?



Alex Vincent
01-18-2003, 10:10 AM
I've been thinking for a while about XBL in Mozilla, and I think there's an untapped potential here that Jason's slowly convinced me of over the last several months.

Anybody familiar with the basics of XML can create their own XML language. But XBL, the eXtensible Bindings Language, allows us to create an implementation of that language -- actually showing the language in action. With a little help from JavaScript, of course.

I think it's enough for me to write an article for JavaScriptKit.com -- or maybe even DevShed, if they'd take me -- on the idea. I wonder (a) who besides Jason and I has actually worked with XBL, and (b) what those of you that have worked with it think about XBL for use in implementing an XML language and its corresponding DOM extensions (if any).

The only problem I'm aware of is XBL only works when called from an XUL document in Mozilla.

jkd
01-18-2003, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Alex Vincent
The only problem I'm aware of is XBL only works when called from an XUL document in Mozilla.

XBL works anywhere. I've created encapsulated DHTML effects within HTML, contributed some zoom and pan bindings for SVG, etc. It is language-independent.



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