OPML -- XulTreeWidget XSLT, where art thou?
- Howdy Dave:
I'm wondering what the real relevance of OPML, which is used by a few
developers (Radioland tools, a MacOSx outliner app), versus Mozilla
Tree widget which is deployed to millions of users. It seems that
OPML has the ability to store state information, which the Tree Widget
XUL syntax lacks, making OPML superior perhaps for a stored data file
format. Obviously Netscape Mail retains some state information and
uses the Tree Widget XUL for its outlining, so somehow the Netscape
people preserve state information too.
It seems it would not be hard to write two XSLT transformations to
move outlines from the Tree Widget XUL syntax to OPML, and from OPML
to the Tree Widget XUL form. This would make OPML files accessible by
the millions of users who constitute the installed base of Netscape 6,
Netscape 7, and Mozilla browsers. It would probably be VERY handy to
the vendors of web CMS (Content Management System) software, too.
Have you considered using Mozilla's client side technology for