Mozilla plans to rebuild Firefox’s interface using modern Web technology

Firefox has been around since 2002 and Mozilla is looking to rebuild fundamental parts of the browser for the first time. Mozilla’s Director of Engineering, Dave Camp, posted a message to the Mozilla mailing list saying that while Firefox is “built on Web technologies” the company could “do a much better job of capitalizing on it.” The browser’s interface as we know it today was built on top of Mozilla’s XML User Interface Language (XUL), which was invented to “fill the gaps” that HTML had at the time. According to Camp’s email, because XUL isn’t a Web technology it doesn’t get as much attention…

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