Gecko

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Gecko is the name of the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Project. It was originally named NGLayout.

Gecko's function is to read web content, such as HTML, CSS, XUL, JavaScript, and render it on user's screen or print it. In XUL-based applications Gecko is used to render the application's user interface as well.

Gecko is used in many applications, including a few browsers, such as Firefox, SeaMonkey, Camino, etc. (for a complete list, please refer to Wikipedia's article on Gecko.) Products using the same version of Gecko have identical support for standards.

Documentation

Gecko FAQ
Frequently asked questions about Gecko.
Gecko DOM reference
Reference to the DOM.
Gecko event reference
Reference to events used within Gecko and Mozilla applications; for web-standard DOM events, see the DOM event reference.
Gecko versions and application versions
Versions of Gecko and the applications they're used in.
Introduction to Layout in Mozilla
Tech Talk on layout.
Embedding Mozilla
Using Gecko in your own application.
Character sets supported by Gecko
A list of the character sets supported by Gecko.
HTML parser threading
Description of multithreading in the HTML parser.
{{ interwiki('wikimo', 'Gecko:Home_Page', 'Gecko Home Page on MozillaWiki') }}
Home for the active developers. Roadmaps and more up-to-date resources.

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Community

  • View Mozilla forums... {{ DiscussionList("dev-tech-layout", "mozilla.dev.tech.layout") }}
Web Standards, XUL, Embedding Mozilla, Developing Mozilla

 

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<p><strong>Gecko</strong> is the name of the layout engine developed by the Mozilla Project. It was originally named NGLayout.</p>
<p>Gecko's function is to read web content, such as <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML" title="en-US/docs/HTML">HTML</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/CSS" title="en-US/docs/CSS">CSS</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/XUL" title="en-US/docs/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/JavaScript" title="en-US/docs/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, and render it on user's screen or print it. In XUL-based applications Gecko is used to render the application's user interface as well.</p>
<p>Gecko is used in many applications, including a few browsers, such as Firefox, SeaMonkey, Camino, etc. (for a complete list, please refer to <a class="external" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_%28layout_engine%29#Web_browsers" rel="external" target="_blank" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_(layout_engine)#Web_browsers">Wikipedia's article on Gecko</a>.) Products using the same version of Gecko have identical support for standards.</p>
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        <h2 class="Documentation" id="Documentation">Documentation</h2>
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          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Gecko_FAQ" title="en-US/docs/Gecko_FAQ">Gecko FAQ</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Frequently asked questions about Gecko.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Gecko_DOM_Reference" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Gecko_DOM_Reference">Gecko DOM reference</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Reference to the DOM.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Gecko-Specific_DOM_Events" title="en-US/docs/Gecko/Gecko event reference">Gecko event reference</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Reference to events used within Gecko and Mozilla applications; for web-standard DOM events, see the <a href="/en-US/docs/DOM/DOM_event_reference" title="en-US/docs/DOM/DOM event reference">DOM event reference</a>.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Gecko/Versions" title="/en-US/docs/Gecko/Versions">Gecko versions and application versions</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Versions of Gecko and the applications they're used in.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a class="external" href="/en-US/docs/Introduction_to_Layout_in_Mozilla" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Introduction_to_Layout_in_Mozilla">Introduction to Layout in Mozilla</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Tech Talk on layout.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Embedding_Mozilla" title="en-US/docs/Embedding_Mozilla">Embedding Mozilla</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Using Gecko in your own application.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Character_Sets_Supported_by_Gecko" title="en-US/docs/Character Sets Supported by Gecko">Character sets supported by Gecko</a></dt>
          <dd>
            A list of the character sets supported by Gecko.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Gecko/HTML_parser_threading" title="en-US/docs/Gecko/HTML_parser_threading">HTML parser threading</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Description of multithreading in the HTML parser.</dd>
          <dt>
            {{ interwiki('wikimo', 'Gecko:Home_Page', 'Gecko Home Page on MozillaWiki') }}</dt>
          <dd>
            Home for the active developers. Roadmaps and more up-to-date resources.</dd>
        </dl>
        <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/en-US/docs/tag/Gecko" title="/en-US/docs/tag/Gecko">View All...</a></span></p>
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        <h2 class="Community" id="Community">Community</h2>
        <ul>
          <li>View Mozilla forums... {{ DiscussionList("dev-tech-layout", "mozilla.dev.tech.layout") }}</li>
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        <h2 class="Related_Topics" id="Related_Topics">Related Topics</h2>
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          <dd>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Web_Standards" title="en-US/docs/Web_Standards">Web Standards</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/XUL" title="en-US/docs/XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Embedding_Mozilla" title="en-US/docs/Embedding_Mozilla">Embedding Mozilla</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Developer_Guide" title="en-US/docs/Developing_Mozilla">Developing Mozilla</a></dd>
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