An idea: add RYUL to Rails


#1

Dear Friends,

I’d like to have a development suggestion for Rails.

Rails is an amazing framework, and clearly it’s weakest link is that it
relies on HTML in the end, which is not always the most appropriate GUI
out
there. Another option could be XUL. Mozilla-based browsers (Firefox) can
run
XUL apps right out of the box, others could use the XULRunner
application.

Here you can find some wonderful demos of XUL applications:

http://www.georgenava.com/applauncher.php

What is RYUL?

Basically, it would be view, just like RHTML, but in XUL, with the
difference that developers could define the user interface in friendly
YAML,
instead of clumsy XML.

Rails then would translate the YAML to XML whenever a browser is
accessing
the page, and feed it to the browser. Of course, the usual stuff like
button_to, link_to should also be translated to XUL.

What do you think?

Regards,

Miklos


#2

“Miklos” == Miklos H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

What do you think?

Tell us when you’re done, and we’ll try it out.

	     Calle D. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
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