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  1. (computing) Cross-Platform Component Object Model (component of the Mozilla Project)
    • 2002 -, David Boswell, Creating Applications with Mozilla, ISBN 0596000529, page 241:
      Although most components available from XPCOM are written in C++, the XPConnect/XPCOM pairing can also accommodate other languages.
    • 2004, Nigel McFarlane, Rapid Application Development with Mozilla, ISBN 0131423436, page 176:
      XPCOM is entirely internal to the Mozilla Platform. XPConnect is the glue that turns XPCOM-compliant objects and their interfaces into JavaScript host objects.
    • 2007, Syd Logan, Cross-Platform Development in C++, ISBN 0132702185:
      XPCOM enables component software development, a paradigm that is heavily leveraged in the Mozilla product line. DLLs that implement the required external functions and classes defined for this purpose by XPCOM can be registered as components with a Mozilla-based project, and applications can then uses XPCOM to query these components for classes and interfaces, and then make calls against the interfaces to obtain the services provided by the component.
    • 2007, Kenneth C. Feldt, Programming Firefox: Building Rich Internet Applications with XUL, ISBN 0596553684:
      These XPCOM interfaces are the starting point for all XUL elements.