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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.
18: Definition Language), plus framework technologies such as XPConnect and XPCOM, Mozilla's component model.
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.
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.