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    Gecko Glossary

    CSS
    Cascading Style Sheets: Standard for defining presentation in Web documents. NGLayout supports CSS1 and most of CSS2. Read the documentation for our style system.
    BAM
    The Netscape internal code-name for our code modularization effort. It stands for "Born Again Modularization." It hinges upon XPCOM.
    CCP
    Cut, Copy and Paste (clipboard operations)
    CVS
    The preferred method for obtaining NGLayout source code and staying in synch with the development effort.
    DND
    Drag and drop
    DOM
    Document Object Model - the heart of Dynamic HTML.
    DTD
    Document Type Definition - specifies a set of elements, their relationships and the tag set to mark the document. A good introduction to SGML concepts can be found here.
    HTML
    Hypertext Markup Language - NGLayout implements HTML 4.0.
    libfont
    Font library
    imglib
    Image library
    JS
    JavaScript
    netlib
    Networking library
    NGLayout
    Next Generation Layout Engine, now known as Gecko
    Raptor
    Former code-name for NGLayout. We were asked to stop using it in public due to trademark problems. So don't use it :-)
    RDF
    Resource Description Framework
    UI
    User Interface
    Widget
    Widgets are buttons, drop-downs, input fields, etc. Needed for form elements.
    WIP
    Work in Progress
    XIF
    XML Interchange Format - used internally by NGLayout for all I/O to clipboard, etc.
    XML
    Extensible Markup Language
    XPCOM
    Cross Platform Component Object Model

    Original Document Information

    • Author(s): Eric Krock,
    • Other Contributors: Angus Davis
    • Last Updated Date: November 19, 2006
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