Mozilla & XML – A Thriving Relationship

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – September 10, 2001 – Interested in learning how to create cross-platform web applications with free cutting edge technology? Think Mozilla is just a browser from Netscape? Hear about Mozilla's great XML attributes at the upcoming ActiveState Lecture Series from our in-house Mozilla expert, Brian King.

When: September 19, 2001 @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: ActiveState headquarters

Cost: Free – no registration required

Abstract: This talk will discuss the ties between XML and the Mozilla application, and why it an ideal choice for creating applications that need to hook into Web functionality and rely on web standards. XML touches nearly every part of the Mozilla application. This extends from the user interface, to the content display and right into the core of the Gecko layout engine. The advantages that XML brings to Mozilla are separation of content, functionality and style. It is cross-platform and easily localizable. For the developer, it uses technologies that are familiar to them enabling faster development time with no compilation for UI development. To the user, it promotes customizability, which manifests itself in each of the components including new content, e.g., sidebar panels in the browser, new themes and multiple locales / language packs for your application.

Biography: Brian comes to ActiveState from Dublin, where he was a developer at XML workshop, an XML and information engineering consultancy. While there, he used Mozilla in the design and development of children's software. Previously, he also worked at Dascom Services in developing storage and communications software using IBM VisualAge for C++ on Windows NT and OS/2 Warp platforms. Brian's technical interests include web site design/implementation and observing the re-shaping of the web environment brought about by XML. His language specialties include: XSLT, Perl and JavaScript. At ActiveState, Brian is an integral part of the team working on Komodo, ActiveState's cross-platform, multi-language IDE using Mozilla. Currently Brian is co-writing a book on Mozilla to be published by O'Reilly & Associates. Brian has a B.A. in Politics and History from University College, Dublin and a Diploma in Information Technology from St. Patrick's University, Maynooth.

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