Better Native XML Support

Isaac Schlueter i at izs.me
Tue Jan 17 08:38:07 PST 2012


I think that requiring a user load a parser to handle XML is perfectly
fine.  That's the state of the art in most programming languages.

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 09:51, David Bruant <bruant.d at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 16/01/2012 18:30, Nuno Job a écrit :
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I would like to make the case for better native XML support in ES5:
>>
>> This is the most commented open issue on V8:
>> http://code.google.com/p/v8/issues/detail?id=235
>> Unfortunately people didn't agree on E4X and this makes the life of
>> developers that have to use XML miserable. While XML is not a first
>> class citizen in the web it is the preferred interchanged format in
>> the enterprise. Developers don't choose to use XML over JSON, they
>> sometimes have to use XML. A solution for this would be always better
>> if in the language.
> Have a look at quasis [1]. It provides what I'd consider to be a more
> generic and safer solution to E4X.
> You can send feedback to es-discuss at mozilla.org (es5-discuss is usually
> reserved to ECMAScript 5 specifically, though most people who are in one
> are certainly in both)
>
> David
>
> [1] http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=harmony:quasis
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