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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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17.1. Overview of Install Strategies

Every option you can imagine is available for installing Mozilla-based applications. The options considered here are no install, manual install, piggy-back install, native install, and custom install. Remote installs, the main subject of this chapter, have a separate and extensive discussion of their own.

The simplest way to access a Mozilla-based application is with no install at all. In this case, the users already have the Mozilla Platform on their computers. Your application is served over the Web as a series of XUL files and their various inclusions, such as overlays, stylesheets, and scripts. To serve XUL documents from a Web site, just make sure that the Web server sets the MIME type for .xul files ...

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