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Centralize event handling with XBL

By MaryWeilage Editor ·
Tell us what you think about centralized event handling for Netscape 6 with XBL, as featured in this week's Web Development Zone newsletter. Please rate this column from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest.

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Dead as dead can be . . . .

by mwaser In reply to Centralize event handling ...

Why should we climb yet another learning curve for a product that has less than 1 percent of the market (up to 0.5 percent from 0.3 percent!)? If this were an exactly implemented W3C standard, it would be one thing but Netscape is once again going it's own way (yes, yes, M$ does the same thing, but they have the critical mass of market share to get away with it).

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follow the leader or the standards

by bpatin In reply to Dead as dead can be . . . ...

I will keep this for future reference. It is not presently useable, because so few clients have upgraded their browsers to the required level.

A large block of my most important government clients have adopted Netscape 4.7 as their standard. I also like alternatives to Microsoft. But if the Mozilla/Netscape people want to do us a favor, and gain our favor, they either have to implement the same "features" as IE or follow an official standard that we can all depend on.

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Didn't work

by JGough In reply to follow the leader or the ...

It didn't work in Netscape 7. I did not try 6. The input box didn't even show up until I removed the reference to cash.css.

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Testing

by eduardo In reply to Didn't work
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test 2

by eduardo In reply to Centralize event handling ...
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Problems with Example

by cstevens In reply to Centralize event handling ...

There are two problems with the example as given:

1) Doesn't work in Netscape 6.x +. As written, you will get a screen without input box. To fix this, change cash.xml:
<bindings xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/xbl"
Notice the quotes around the xmlns parm.

2) The JS code doesn't work correctly for numbers like 123456.789 - it returns 12,345.6,789

Meanwhile, I don't totally agree with some of the other people who posted. This is indeed a niche technology that represents only a very small fraction of the browsers in use, but it is an interesting workaround that might make IE Behaviors an option on a site.

The problem is that - at least on one of the larger sites I work on - NS 4.x accounts for 4% of the visitors while NS 6.x+ is only 1%

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