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1.19    ! david       3: <p>This project hosts the ongoing development for O'Reilly's <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mozilla/">Creating
        !             4: Applications with Mozilla</a> book.  In order to keep all of the information updated and current with the latest
        !             5: developments in the Mozilla community, the contents of the book have been made freely available under the <a
        !             6: href="http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/">Open Publication License</a>.
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                      8: <p><b>Summary</b>
                      9: 
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                     11: border=0>Mozilla is not just a Web browser. Mozilla is also a framework for
1.11      david      12: building cross-platform applications using standards such as CSS
                     13: (Cascading Style Sheets), XML languages such as XUL (XML-based
                     14: User-interface Language), XBL (eXtensible Binding Language), and RDF
                     15: (Resource Description Framework), as well as Gecko, Mozilla's rendering
                     16: engine, and other technologies.
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                     18: <p>The Mozilla development framework also makes use of programming
                     19: languages such as JavaScript, C++, C, Python, and IDL (Interface
                     20: Definition Language), plus framework technologies such as XPConnect and
                     21: XPCOM, Mozilla's component model.
                     22: 
                     23: <p>In addition to Netscape's Mozilla-based browsers (Netscape 6.x and
                     24: 7.x), the Mozilla framework has been used to create other browsers such as
                     25: Galeon and Chimera, and chat clients such as ChatZilla and JabberZilla.
                     26: Developers have also used Mozilla to create development tools, browser
                     27: enhancements, and games, as well as many other types of add-ons and
                     28: applications.
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                     30: <p>This book explains how applications are created with Mozilla and
                     31: provides step-by-step information about how you can create your own
                     32: programs using Mozilla's powerful cross-platform development framework.
                     33: This book also includes examples of many different types of existing
                     34: applications to demonstrate some of the possibilities of Mozilla
                     35: development.

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