XTech 2005 Presentations
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- Web 1.6: A Rope of Sand - Opening Keynote, Mike Shaver
- Mozilla E4X - Brendan Eich
- Directions of the Mozilla RDF engine:
website scripting, standards conformance and perfomance - Axel Hecht
- This presentation showed new developments in the Mozilla RDF engine. These include plans to expose the RDF API to public web content, as well as performance and correctness improvements.
- Rich Web: SVG And Canvas In Mozilla - Robert O'Callahan
- Today's Web browsers offer somewhat limited graphics capabilities to Web developers. Advances in hardware, especially graphics processors, offer the potential for far richer graphics in interactive applications. To realize this potential in Web applications, browsers must expose rich new graphics APIs to Web content. The Mozilla project will meet this challenge with two major new features to be delivered in Firefox 1.1: integrated SVG and a new
canvas HTML element. Work is also underway "under the hood" on a new unified graphics architecture that uses 3D graphics processors to accelerate all rendering. This work provides additional benefits to Web developers such as the ability to apply SVG effects to HTML content.
- Extending Gecko with XBL and XTF - Brian Ryner
- This session explored ways to extend Mozilla/Firefox to handle new XML tags and namespaces via drop-in extensions to the layout engine.
- XUL - Mozilla's XML User Interface Language - Ben Goodger
- Ben Goodger, lead engineer for Mozilla Firefox, talked about XUL, Mozilla's XML User Interface toolkit.