Status of the "Compose in a tab" experiment

Siddharth Agarwal sid at
Tue Apr 5 20:21:09 UTC 2011

On 06-04-2011 01:41, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
> My point is many people are more proficient with HTML than with XUL. 
> Andy Chung, for instance, does nothing but HTML designs. And he's 
> using -moz-box-flex, which *is* the XUL box model. What's left that 
> XUL has and HTML hasn't? <xul:description crop="end"> to emulate 
> text-overflow: ellipsis that gecko *still* hasn't implemented.  What 
> else? Menus, but these will come somehow with HTML5. A few native 
> widgets...
> There's little fresh blood coming to the Thunderbird world. I don't 
> think we can afford to be picky. Anyone who's talented with HTML could 
> be help on this project, imho :-).

One big downside to HTML seems to be the lack of extensibility.

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