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AXUL – Android XML User Interface Language

November 12th, 2007 by enefekt

Google’s new Android mobile platform chose Java for it’s application development language. But what’s lacking in developing a Java GUI app? Oh, but of course, something that Mozilla and Adobe have implemented already as part of their platforms, an XML based user interface language!

I made up the name of course, since I couldn’t find a name for it: AXUL.
The format looks a little like SWIXML without the Swing.

This reinforces the whole strategy of using a markup language to layout interfaces and custom widgets, taking advantage of a nice box layout mechanism. But one thing I don’t see is the ability to create new AXUL components by simply composing other AXUL components. (without a hosting Java class)

But why didn’t they choose HTML 5? Ha.

Filed under AXUL, Adobe, Android, MXML, Mobile, Mozilla, Mozpad, XULRunner having Comments Off

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