[Project_owners] Clarification for a SeaMonkey User
davidf at sjsoft.com
Tue Sep 16 10:56:37 EDT 2003
Tim Stebbing wrote:
> Fabio Serra wrote:
>> Now XPFE is so close to be the perfect toolkit to develop web based
>> applications. Everyday a lot of web developers are fighting with
>> DHTML to make web browser applications similar to the desktop one
>> because customers ask for complex applications that can be loaded
>> from a browser and that can run remotely.
> I have to agree, I'm currently developing client-server web-based
> applications in XUL that 12 months ago I would have been struggling to
> implement in plain html and DHTML.
> Web developers will flock to mozilla because it provides a single
> target for writing web-based applications. People are sick of checking
> their apps in IE, Netscape, Konqueror etc etc, along with the amount
> of browser specific JS that they write its a nightmare that people
> take for granted.
> I'm using python and the twistedmatrix.com framework to serve dynamic
> XUL, and will be serving RDF through it using RDFlib for python.
> Developers want to integrate their language of choice into mozilla.
> What would entice more web developers to mozilla (and shouldn't be
> extremely difficult to implement) is better XPCOM support for
> languages like python, perl, php etc. as well as scripting UI in those
> There is no reason why I shouldn't be able to call client-side
> python/perl functions from onClick. This sort of advance would see
> mozilla as the primary platform for rich web apps within a couple of
> years, easy.
> I discussed this sort of integration a week ago on #mozilla and
> developers there seemed to like the idea.
Absolutely, I think this is a great idea (particularly for Python).
Please keep us informed if there are any efforts towards this (or bug
numbers to follow to track the progress)
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