Proposal: native XML object support.

Isiah Meadows isiahmeadows at gmail.com
Mon May 20 19:37:16 UTC 2019


My bad. I should've known that. :-)

(I've looked *way* too deeply into the React/Redux ecosystem to have
any sort of excuse on this one.)

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On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 11:39 PM Jordan Harband <ljharb at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> (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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>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:37:46 AM
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>>> 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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