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1.21      david       3: <p>This project hosts the ongoing development for O'Reilly's <a href="">Creating Applications with
                      4: Mozilla</a> book.  In order to keep all of the information updated and current with the latest developments in the Mozilla community, the
                      5: contents of the book have been made freely available under the <a href="">Open Publication License</a>.  
                      6: If you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions for the book, please feel free to send a message to our <a
                      7: href="">mailing list</a>.
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1.11      david      10: <p><b>Summary</b>
1.21      david      12: <p><img src="screenshots/mozilla_web_apps_comp_small.gif" align="right" hspace=5 border=0>Mozilla is not just a Web browser. Mozilla is
                     13: also a framework for building cross-platform applications using standards such as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), XML languages such as XUL
                     14: (XML-based User-interface Language), XBL (eXtensible Binding Language), and RDF (Resource Description Framework), as well as Gecko,
                     15: Mozilla's rendering engine, and other technologies.
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1.21      david      17: <p>The Mozilla development framework also makes use of programming languages such as JavaScript, C++, C, Python, and IDL (Interface
                     18: Definition Language), plus framework technologies such as XPConnect and XPCOM, Mozilla's component model.
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1.21      david      20: <p>In addition to Netscape's Mozilla-based browsers (Netscape 6.x and 7.x), the Mozilla framework has been used to create other browsers
                     21: such as Galeon and Chimera, and chat clients such as ChatZilla and JabberZilla. Developers have also used Mozilla to create development
                     22: tools, browser enhancements, and games, as well as many other types of add-ons and applications.
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1.21      david      24: <p>This book explains how applications are created with Mozilla and provides step-by-step information about how you can create your own
                     25: programs using Mozilla's powerful cross-platform development framework. This book also includes examples of many different types of
                     26: existing applications to demonstrate some of the possibilities of Mozilla development.

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