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May 03, 2004

ecma for xml

i didn't notice until recently but it looks like the ecma 4 spec will eventually include a new datatype: native xml. the extension to the spec is called "ECMA for XML" (E4X), and the syntax looks pretty attractive.

the latest version of bea's weblogic workshop implements E4X.

john schneider from the E4X working group has a nice overview of how it feels to use XML as a native datatype here:

neat stuff...

Posted by moock at May 3, 2004 05:42 PM