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    3: <p>This project hosts the ongoing development for O'Reilly's <a href="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mozilla/">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="http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/">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="http://books.mozdev.org/list.html">mailing list</a>.
    8: 
    9: <p><b>Summary</b>
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   11: <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
   12: also a framework for building cross-platform applications using standards such as CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), XML languages such as XUL
   13: (XML-based User-interface Language), XBL (eXtensible Binding Language), and RDF (Resource Description Framework), as well as Gecko,
   14: Mozilla's rendering engine, and other technologies.
   15: 
   16: <p>The Mozilla development framework also makes use of programming languages such as JavaScript, C++, C, Python, and IDL (Interface
   17: Definition Language), plus framework technologies such as XPConnect and XPCOM, Mozilla's component model.
   18: 
   19: <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
   20: such as Galeon and Chimera, and chat clients such as ChatZilla and JabberZilla. Developers have also used Mozilla to create development
   21: tools, browser enhancements, and games, as well as many other types of add-ons and applications.
   22: 
   23: <p>This book explains how applications are created with Mozilla and provides step-by-step information about how you can create your own
   24: programs using Mozilla's powerful cross-platform development framework. This book also includes examples of many different types of
   25: existing applications to demonstrate some of the possibilities of Mozilla development.
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   28: <p><a style="color:white;" href="http://www.alliswell.com">All Is Well cartoons</a></p>
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