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[quote=snuz2] @JohnHell I don't think Kmeleon's XUL and Firefox XUL are the same things, maybe someone who knows for sure can clarify. I think Kmeleon maps XUL calls (to say draw a button or dialog) to MFC calls, in other words it understands the basics of XUL language but does something entirely different with it. FF essentially draws them by Gecko itself,all the buttons and everything else you see in FF that is not in the web page itself ( mozilla calls this the "chrome") is just another web page created by XUL, the actual page you view is an "iframe" residing inside the XUL created borders. These two ways of rendering the XUL have nothing in common but the XUL language itself. The original complaints against XUL are that it uses the (then very slow) gecko rendering engine to draw elements that Windows already knows how to draw quickly. this criticism is not very applicable anymore because gecko is much faster these days, and so is rendering in general. I doubt there is a significant difference anymore. But it is a valid question, what's left of Kmeleon if it just FF with a different UI? I think, as do you, not much.[/quote]
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