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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 2. XUL Layout

Most computer applications contain a visual interface, and—no wonder—humans process visual information easily. A Mozilla application uses XUL documents to specify its visual interface. XUL is one of the most efficient ways of creating a GUI in existence.

XUL stands for XML User-interface Language. This chapter describes the bones and whole skeleton of the language. That means the structural aspects that all the fancier features of the language depend upon. Without a proper understanding of that core structure, the flashier and somewhat more distracting features of the language can be frustrating to ...

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