XBL 1.0 Reference

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This document describes Extensible Binding Language (XBL) 1.0 as implemented in the most recent Firefox browsers (Firefox 1.5.0.2 at the moment this was written).

Extensible Binding Language is a XML-based markup language to implement reusable components that can be attached to elements in other documents. Bindings can be bound to elements using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or (JavaScript). The element that the binding is bound to, called the bound element, acquires the new behavior specified by the binding.

Functionally bindings could be correlated with Microsoft Behaviors and Microsoft Viewlink:- but implemented as one integrated solution in XML format.

Bindings can contain event handlers that are registered on the bound element, an implementation of new methods and properties that become accessible from the bound element, and anonymous content that is inserted around the bound element.


There are numerous adjustments in the current implementation in comparison of earlier XBL proposals, and not all of them are reflected yet in this document. The documentation process is still in progress: please keep it in your mind while using the provided information.

--V K 15:12, 21 April 2006 (PDT)

XBL Elements

Binding Attachment and Detachment

DOM Interfaces

Anonymous Content

Binding Implementations

Event Handlers

Example - Sticky Notes

References

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  • Last Updated Date: January 3, 2003

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<h2 name="Abstract">Abstract</h2>
<p>This document describes Extensible Binding Language (XBL) 1.0 as implemented in the most recent Firefox browsers (Firefox 1.5.0.2 at the moment this was written).
</p><p>Extensible Binding Language is a XML-based markup language to implement reusable components that can be attached to elements in other documents. Bindings can be bound to elements using Cascading Style Sheets (<a href="en/CSS">CSS</a>) or (<a href="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>). The element that the binding is bound to, called the <i>bound element</i>, acquires the new behavior specified by the binding.
</p><p>Functionally bindings could be correlated with <a class="external" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/components/htc/reference/htcref.asp">Microsoft Behaviors</a> and <a class="external" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/behaviors/overview/viewlink_ovw.asp">Microsoft Viewlink</a>:- but implemented as one integrated solution in XML format.
</p><p>Bindings can contain event handlers that are registered on the bound element, an implementation of new methods and properties that become accessible from the bound element, and anonymous content that is inserted around the bound element.
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<p>There are numerous adjustments in the  current implementation in comparison of <a class="external" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/xbl/">earlier XBL proposals</a>, and not all of them are reflected yet in this document. The documentation process is still in progress: please keep it in your mind while using the provided information.
</p><p><em>--<a href="User:V_K">V K</a> 15:12, 21 April 2006 (PDT)
</em></p>
<h2 name="XBL_Elements"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements">XBL Elements</a></h2>
<ul><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#bindings">bindings</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#binding">binding</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#_content">content</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#children">children</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#implementation">implementation</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#constructor">constructor</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#destructor">destructor</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#method">method</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#parameter">parameter</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#body">body</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#field">field</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#property">property</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#getter">getter</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#setter">setter</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#handlers">handlers</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#handler">handler</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#resources">resources</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#stylesheet">stylesheet</a></code>
</li><li> <code><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Elements#image">image</a></code>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment">Binding Attachment and Detachment</a></h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment#Attachment_using_CSS">Attachment using CSS</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment#Attachment_using_element.style_property">Attachment using element.style property</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment#.3Cconstructor.3E_call">&lt;constructor&gt; call</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment#.3Cdestructor.3E_call">&lt;destructor&gt; call</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Attachment_and_Detachment#Binding_Documents">Binding Documents</a>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="DOM_Interfaces"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/DOM_Interfaces">DOM Interfaces</a></h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/DOM_Interfaces#The_DocumentXBL_Interface">The DocumentXBL Interface</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/DOM_Interfaces#The_ElementXBL_Interface">The ElementXBL Interface</a>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="Anonymous_Content"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content">Anonymous Content</a></h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Introduction">Introduction</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Scoping_and_Access_Using_the_DOM">Scoping and Access Using the DOM</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Content_Generation">Content Generation</a>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Rules_for_Generation">Rules for Generation</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#The_contentgenerated_Event">The contentgenerated Event</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#The_contentdestroyed_Event">The contentdestroyed Event</a>
</li></ul>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Attribute_Forwarding">Attribute Forwarding</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Insertion_Points">Insertion Points</a>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#.3Cchildren.3E_and_.3Celement.3E">&lt;children&gt; and &lt;element&gt;</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Handling_DOM_Changes">Handling DOM Changes</a>
</li></ul>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Event_Flow_and_Targeting">Event Flow and Targeting</a>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Flow_and_Targeting_Across_Scopes">Flow and Targeting Across Scopes</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Focus_and_Blur_Events">Focus and Blur Events</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Mouseover_and_Mouseout_Events">Mouseover and Mouseout Events</a>
</li></ul>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Anonymous_Content_and_CSS">Anonymous Content and CSS</a>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Selectors_and_Scopes">Selectors and Scopes</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Anonymous_Content#Binding_Stylesheets">Binding Stylesheets</a>
</li></ul>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="Binding_Implementations"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Implementations">Binding Implementations</a></h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Implementations#Introduction">Introduction</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Implementations#Methods">Methods</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Implementations#Properties">Properties</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Binding_Implementations#Inheritance_of_Implementations">Inheritance of Implementations</a>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="Event_Handlers"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Event_Handlers">Event Handlers</a></h2>
<h2 name="Example_-_Sticky_Notes"><a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Example_Sticky_Notes">Example - Sticky Notes</a></h2>
<ul><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Example_Sticky_Notes#notes.html">notes.html</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Example_Sticky_Notes#notes.xml">notes.xml</a>
</li><li> <a href="en/XBL/XBL_1.0_Reference/Example_Sticky_Notes#notes.css">notes.css</a>
</li></ul>
<h2 name="References">References</h2>
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<h2 name="Original_Document_Information"> Original Document Information </h2>
<ul><li> Last Updated Date: January 3, 2003
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