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Distributing Joel's New Browser

I don't know if it came up elsewhere, but I have to ask: How this new browser with all of these advanced application development features be distributed, and will its size be anywhere near 25MB?

Chris Altmann
Friday, June 18, 2004

Firefox with XUL is only 5MB...  it's a pretty impressive development environment and it's not out of beta yet.

I'd say adding the extra features would probably only add 1MB to that.

Almost Anonymous
Friday, June 18, 2004

Yep.  Download Firefox, run it, then go to this URL:

and click on the "Start  MAB Now" link.  That's a sample of what you can do with XUL.

Phillip J. Eby
Saturday, June 19, 2004

** VERY ** impressive. Seems XUL covers a good chunk of what Joel is asking for. Anyone knows if there is any chance XUL will become a "de jure" standard ? (No chance unfortunately it can be a "de facto").

Saturday, June 19, 2004

It doesn't meet one of Joel's key requirements.

Graceful degradation.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

"Graceful degradation."

It would if someone would just write a Mozilla ActiveX plugin for Internet Explorer!

Almost Anonymous
Saturday, June 19, 2004

Ooooh...  that would be totally sick and twisted...  Poetic justice, even.  I love it.  :)

Phillip J. Eby
Sunday, June 20, 2004

A bit like this you mean?

Phil Ross
Monday, June 21, 2004

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