16.8. Summary

The Mozilla Platform contains more object facilities than can possibly be covered here. Because of its portability requirements, and because of its application focus, those objects tend to be high-level ones. Perhaps one day there will be a full POSIX interface, but the high-level application focus of the platform reduces the urgency of any such need.

Mozilla's XML processing facilities are particularly strong, which is no surprise. Heavyweight XML-based networks tend to be business-to-business rather than consumer-to-business, but Microsoft's .NET initiative suggests that there is plenty of need for sophisticated XML-based client-oriented software.

Having explored first the front half and now the back half of Mozilla-based applications, ...

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