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 Mozilla-based application, Cascading Style Sheets are used for formatting the look and feel, and XUL is used for creating the application's structure.    Mozilla-based application, Cascading Style Sheets are used for formatting the look and feel, and XUL is used for creating the application's structure.  
 Viewed together these three standards can be seen forming XPFE in Figure 1 above.  Viewed together these three standards can be seen forming XPFE in Figure 1 above.
   
   <p>The basic idea behind XPFE is simple.  Although the actual creation of Mozilla-based applications can be much more complicated than building a Web
   page, XPFE creates an application in the same way a Web page is created.  Or to put it another way, the application is a Web page.  Mozilla itself
   certainly doesn't distinguish between a Web page and an XPFE application.  Gecko, the rendering engine that Mozilla uses to draw a Web page in the
   browser, also draws the Mozilla application on the desktop.
   
 <p>Instead of using platform-specific C code to create an application, XPFE uses well understood Web standards that are by design inherently platform  <p>Instead of using platform-specific C code to create an application, XPFE uses well understood Web standards that are by design inherently platform
 independent.  Since the framework of XPFE is inherently platform independent, so are the applications that are created with it.  Since the framework is   independent.  Since the framework of XPFE is inherently platform independent, so are the applications that are created with it.  Since the framework is 
 also made up of tools that are used to create Web page, anyone familiar with creating a Web page can use XPFE to create a cross-platform application.   also made up of tools that are used to create Web page, anyone familiar with creating a Web page can use XPFE to create a cross-platform application. 
   
 <p>The basic idea behind XPFE is simple, although the actual creation of Mozilla-based applications can be much more complicated than building a Web   
 page...  
   
 <p>Mozilla itself doesn't distinguish between a Web page and an XPFE application.  Gecko, the rendering engine that Mozilla uses to draw a Web page in  
 the browser, also draws the Mozilla application on the desktop.  
   
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