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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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11.1. Mozilla Uses of RDF

Here is a taste of what RDF can be used for.

Classic Mozilla uses RDF extensively in the construction of the Classic application suite. Some of those uses involve RDF files stored in the file system, and some do not. Uses that do create RDF files are

  • User choices for window arrangement and position

  • Content of the Mozilla Sidebar

  • Manifest files for JAR archives, chrome packages, skins, and locales

  • Overlay database for application overlays

  • Search types for the Smart Browsing Navigator feature

  • Searching and Viewing states in the DOM Inspector

  • The Download Manager

  • MIME types

In addition to these uses, Netscape 7 creates and uses many custom RDF files. Enhancements to the Classic Browser, such as those at www.mozdev.org, might also ...

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