Comparison of document interfaces

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The following table compares general and technical information for document interfaces.

Concept memory efficiency multiple type document small-sized content use simultaneously different application easy to view all document labels of same type document Applications
Single document interface No Yes No No depends on Window System Inkscape
Single document window splitting No No No No depends on Window System
MDI: Overlappable windows Yes Yes Yes No depends on Application Opera
MDI: Tabbed document interface Yes No No No Yes gedit, Firefox
MDI: Window splitting Yes No No No No
MDI: IDE-style interface Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Controlled Single Document Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes depends on Window System GIMP

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