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 <p>For a company committed to creating an application that runs on a wide range of different systems, using platform specific code was a big waste of  <p>For a company committed to creating an application that runs on a wide range of different systems, using platform specific code was a big waste of
 time. XPFE, Mozilla's cross-platform front end, was designed to solve this problem by enabling engineers to create one interface that would then work on  time. XPFE, Mozilla's cross-platform front end, was designed to solve this problem by enabling engineers to create one interface that would then work on
any operating system.  (In this context a front end is more than the look and feel of a Mozilla-based application, but can also include the functionalityany operating system.  
and structure of that application.  For example, Netscape 6 does use XPFE to allow for the creation of <a
href="http://www.netscape.com/themes/">different themes</a> for their browser suite, but the browser suite itself is also created using XPFE.)<p>In this context a front end is more than the look and feel of a Mozilla-based application, but can also include the functionality and structure of
 that application.  For example, Netscape 6 does use XPFE to allow for the creation of <a href="http://www.netscape.com/themes/">different themes</a> for
 their browser suite, but the browser suite itself is also created using XPFE.
   
 <p>This new technology started out as a time-saving technique and turned into one of Mozilla's most powerful innovations.  Mike Cornall, in <a  <p>This new technology started out as a time-saving technique and turned into one of Mozilla's most powerful innovations.  Mike Cornall, in <a
 href="http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-07-25-001-07-OP-SM-0036">an article</a> published on LinuxToday, summarizes the history of XPFE  href="http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-07-25-001-07-OP-SM-0036">an article</a> published on LinuxToday, summarizes the history of XPFE

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