Description of a <slider> tag. XUL already has one as part of the scrollbar but it needs a useful API and theme styling (especially native-theme styling). (NeilRashbrook) Note that the Mac still uses native scrollbars.
Widget similar to HTML <a> element. Currently this can be/is implemented in a rather ugly way (in Extension Manager code): styling the label element in a special way + making it focusable and implementing oncommand/onkeypress.
Answering NeilRashbrook's question, <html:a> can't be used as is because:
- it isn't even visible when used used as
<html:a href="about:">some text</html:a>
- (Neil) That's what you get for mixing box models. But you should be using <xul:label> or <xul:description>, not <html:p>.
- not styled properly, if you get it to show by enclosing it in a <html:p> tags
- and opening the link in the same (often chrome) window when clicked.
- (Neil) I suggested to bz that chrome URI content listeners should not offer to handle link clicks, although that's not possible the way URI content listeners currently work.
Sample implementation in XUL:File_Input.
- Rational: This is already possible with a html input type="file" inside the XUL. That is, create a HTML input type=file, which would then post the file to the remote server. The file could then be retrieved from the server by using xmlhttprequest. This doesn't scale well, and the end result is the same. Using something like this and some more CSS could probably even get the input to look exactly like it was just another XUL element. I also don't think it is a really big security issue, since the only file the remote script would be able to read would be the one the user selected.
Editable Combo Box
It will be nice if XUL can add a new combo box widget which allows editing its content
A notification box which displays informative messages. This is used by Firefox for the browser info bar.