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Mozilla as an application framework
Mozilla is much more than a browser or mail client, it is an open source, fully cross-platform application development framework; it provides easy GUI functionality, networking API's, internationalization support, and more in an environment that is both easy to learn as well as to extend to meet your needs.
The Mozilla framework is based primarily on the following technologies:
The Gecko Rendering Engine
Gecko is the highly standards-compliant rendering engine that forms the backbone of the Mozilla platform.
The XUL interface description language
The XPCOM object interface