Proposal: native XML object support.

Jordan Harband ljharb at gmail.com
Thu May 16 03:38:24 UTC 2019


(that's not react's creator; that's redux's creator, who is now a member of
the react core team)

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 8:17 PM Isiah Meadows <isiahmeadows at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Fun fact: React elements are plain JS objects that are nearly
> JSON-compatible. The only reason why they aren't is because of the presence
> of a `$$typeof: Symbol.for("react.element")` property on React elements, to
> prevent people from using non-array object results of
> `JSON.parse(jsonString)` directly as a child. The rationale for this is
> explained in this blog post by React's creator:
> https://overreacted.io/why-do-react-elements-have-typeof-property/
>
> I would say that we live in a JSON-centric world for APIs,
> SGML/XML-centric for UIs. (I wish XHTML efforts actually stuck, to be
> honest. `<script src="..." />` is one reason XML would've been better than
> SGML IMHO.)
>
> On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 01:47 Ed Saleh <medozs at outlook.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for reply. Didn't know that it existed before!
>> I don't think we can say that we live in a JSON centric world when things
>> like React show up and revolutionize web development. I think JSON has its
>> uses and XML has its uses. UI shouldn't been ever seperated from controller
>> since one can't exist without the other.
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>> *From:* es-discuss <es-discuss-bounces at mozilla.org> on behalf of Sanford
>> Whiteman <swhitemanlistens-software at figureone.com>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:37:46 AM
>> *To:* es-discuss at mozilla.org
>> *Subject:* Re: Proposal: native XML object support.
>>
>> > let foo = <input type="button" value = "Ok"\>
>>
>> This is a retread of E4X (
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript_for_XML)
>> so I can't imagine it would be resuscitated in a (for better or worse)
>> JSON-centric
>> world.
>>
>> —— Sandy
>>
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