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I am new on Emacs and I am working on modifying firefox interface. XUL is implemented as an XML dialect.

I just need basic syntax highlighting for XUL. I found that VIM and gedit are working out of box. If I change the file extension to .xml, it works perfectly.

Any thoughts?

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I found the solution:

(setq auto-mode-alist 
  (append '((".*\\.xul\\'" . nxml-mode))
          auto-mode-alist))
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    I suspect that should be "#.*\\.xul\\'" and nxml-mode`.
    – wasamasa
    Feb 11 '17 at 15:06

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