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Tcl'2006 Abstract: Entice: Multiple Firefox instances in a Tk frame

13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies and ActiveState .

Entice: Multiple Firefox instances in a Tk frame

Author: Steve Landers


The paper describes Entice - a Tcl/Tk extension that allows multiple firefox instances to be embedded into an X11 Tk frame and controlled from the Tcl/Tk application. Entice brings to Tcl/Tk applications on X11 similar functionality to that provided by using IE and Optcl on Windows. The paper describes the use of the TkXext extention to embed Firefox, the use of web technologies (XUL, Javascript and Ajax) and a small embedded web server for communication with Firefox. Future developments such as providing a generalised cross-platform / cross- browser API will be discussed.

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

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