[TYPO3-50-general] The successor of TCA?

Michael Sauter mail at michaelsauter.net
Tue Jul 6 14:54:27 CEST 2010

On 06.07.10 09:39, Thomas Maroschik wrote:
> On T3DD10 I talked with Sebastian Kurfürst regarding XUL as the
> successor of the View layer of TCA. I would like to release the topic
> for discussion.
> If the data binding is completely mapped by domain models. XUL could be
> used for form-view-templates. By this way you could avoid Ext-Direct
> calls in controllers and create an abstract view template for data sets
> on per data set type base (e.g. individual views for news and calender
> items). Within XUL might also be fluid for special cases and thus be
> used in the XML-metric. The advantage of XUL would be the simple
> validation through schemas and preview functionality in Firefox or Gecko
> browser similar to HTML templates. Further, there are some IDEs that
> assist you in writing/designing the stuff: https://wiki.mozilla.org/XUL:IDE
> For the XUL templates a renderer could be written that outputs ExtJs. As
> far as I've seen there are many similarities between components. Next
> XUL is extendable with your own components. For alternative backends the
> view could be sent to another renderer that outputs for example an
> iphone backend. The form logic would be the same.
> I would appreciate feedback. I suspect that this topic from the
> beginning is not met with great acceptance because XUL is still not as
> popular as it should.
> Tom
> ___________________________
> Thomas Maroschik


not sure if I understand all implications of this, but couldn't this be 
achieved with only Fluid as well?

I think it should also be considered that Mozilla seems to be switching 
away from XUL to HTML/CSS/JS (Jetpack) because this allows a broader 
audience to write add-ons ...

In general, I would prefer as little different technologies as possible 
- TYPO3 already has (too?) many of them in my eyes ;)


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